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ADOPTION OF THE AGENDA AND ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE SESSION


7. The Committee noted the Declaration of Competence and Voting Rights presented by the European Community.

8. Some Members expressed concern about the absence of specific agenda proposals for the Programme of Work and Budget 2002-2003.

9. In response to the concern expressed, the Secretariat informed the Committee that the new planning framework approved by the Conference did not provide for the presentation of full budgetary data for 2002-2003 to the technical Committees. Several Members felt that the consequent lack of information diminished the capacity of the Committee to advise on programme priorities and further that the new planning framework did not prohibit a discussion of the Programme of Work.

10. The Committee adopted the Agenda and Timetable for the Session. The Agenda is given in Appendix A to this Report. The documents which were placed before the Committee are shown in Appendix C.


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