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The fourth session of the INCD opened on Monday, 21 March 1994 in Geneva. The Committee first dealt with certain procedural matters, such as the adoption of the agenda and the accreditation of 14 additional NGOs. The Committee then heard opening statements from UNEP Executive Director Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Ministers from Mauritania and Senegal, and representatives from the CILSS, UNSO, the OAU, Algeria, on behalf of the Group of 77 and China, and the NGOs. INCD Chair Bo Kjell‚n asked the working groups to achieve a clear text for both the Convention and the Regional Implementation Annex for Africa by the end of this session, since the mandate for the working groups was due to expire on 31 March.