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PRE-CONFERENCE CONSULTATIONS

Delegates met from 1-2 June 1996 for pre-conference consultations, which were chaired by Huseyin �elem, Permanent Representative of Turkey to the UN. Delegates agreed on a number of procedural recommendations for the Conference, including the rules of procedure, the agenda, and accreditation of international associations of local authorities and NGOs. Delegates recommended that S�leyman Demirel, President of Turkey, be elected President of the Conference and Emre G�nensay, Turkish Minister of Foreign Affairs, be elected Vice-President ex-officio. Shafqat Kakakhel (Pakistan), was recommended to chair Committee I (Habitat Agenda), and Martti Lujanen (Finland) to chair Committee II (the role of partners). Ricardo Gorosito (Uruguay) was recommended as Rapporteur-General. Some delegates inquired about the procedure for reporting on Committee II and suggested adjustments to the timetable.