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INCD HIGHLIGHTS: MONDAY, 9 JANUARY 1995

The sixth session of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee for the elaboration of an international convention to combat desertification in those countries experiencing serious drought and/or desertification, particularly in Africa (INCD), began on Monday afternoon. Delegates first adopted the agenda (A/AC.241/28) and the provisional programme of work for the first week (A/AC.241/28/Add.1). INCD Chair Bo Kjell‚n (Sweden) noted that General Assembly Resolution 49/234, adopted on 23 December 1994, said that INCD-6 could last up to two weeks. However, there is a possibility that this session may conclude before 20 January 1995. As a result, the provisional work programme for the second week is yet to be determined.