The next item on the agenda was the schedule of meetings. The General Assembly had decided that there should be five meetings, with the aim of completing the convention by June 1994. Originally, the first substantive session in Nairobi was scheduled from 29 March - 8 April, however, the Secretariat said that it would be difficult to prepare for the meeting at such an early date. Thus, to allow sufficient time for preparation, the Secretariat proposed that the first meeting take place from 24 May - 4 June 1993, immediately after the UNEP Governing Council meeting. Kjelln announced that they would discuss this further the following day.