The Preparatory Committee (PrepCom) for the WSSD held its organizational session in New York from 12-16 April 1993. Amb. Juan Somav�a (Chile) was elected Chair and the following nine countries were elected to the Bureau as Vice-Chairs: Australia, Cameroon, India, Indonesia, Latvia, Mexico, The Netherlands, Poland, and Zimbabwe. Denmark, the host country, serves as an ex officio member of the Bureau and as a Vice-Chair. The PrepCom also adopted decisions on: intersessional meetings of the Bureau; modalities for the participation of NGOs; national preparations for the WSSD; mobilization of resources for the WSSD Trust Fund; intention of the UN Department of Public Information (DPI) to launch a public information programme on the issues and objectives of the Summit; its organization of work, including the tasks of the PrepCom, a timetable and level of representation; expert group meetings; the dates for the Summit and the PrepCom sessions; and the provisional agenda for the first session of the PrepCom.