Thursday, May 03, 2007

Future of the IWC: bringing some balance into the debate

The Secretariat of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) has circulated yesterday and posted on their website the Chair's Summary of the New York Symposium on the State of Whale Conservation we organized last month at UN Headquarters on behalf of Pew. It will be presented and discussed under Agenda Item 7 of the 59th Annual Meeting of the IWC, "The IWC in the Future", in Anchorage, Alaska at the end of the month.

This provides the opportunity of some balance in the Item 7 discussion: until yesterday the only submission under this agenda item was the Chair's Summary of the Japan-sponsored "IWC normalization meeting" held in Tokyo in the month of February.

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