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ELECTION OF OFFICERS

The first item on the agenda was the election of the Committee's Bureau. Ambassador Bo Kjell‚n (Sweden) was elected Chair of the Committee. Kjell‚n was most recently Chair of Working Group I of the UNCED Preparatory Committee. After assuming his duties as Chair, Kjell‚n presided over the elections of the remainder of the Bureau. The Committee elected the three Vice-Chairs nominated by their respective regional groups: Ambassadors Ren‚ Val‚ry Mongbe (Benin), T.P. Sreenivasan (India) and Jos‚ Urrutia (Peru). The Eastern European Group had not yet nominated a Rapporteur and Kjell‚n postponed election of this officer until the nomination had been received.