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IWC62 IWC Annual Meeting in Agadir, Morocco
IWC61 IWC Annual Meeting in Madeira, Portugal
2009 Intersession March 2009 Intersessional Meeting, Rome
SWG Dec 2008 Small Working Group Meeting, Cambridge
SWG Sep 2008 Small Working Group Meeting, Florida
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IWC62 ANNUAL MEETING, AGADIR, MOROCCO 2010

List of Documents

Principal Documents for IWC62:

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here 62/Future1 Draft agenda  
here 62/Future2 Draft List of documents  
here 62/6rev Report of the fourth meeting of the Small Working Group (SWG) on the Future of the IWC  
here 62/7rev Proposed Consensus Decision to Improve the Conservation of Whales (from the Chair and the Vice-Chair of the Commission)  france.gifspain.gif
here 62/8 Amendments to the Rules of Procedure, Financial Regulations and Rules of Debate that would be required to give effect to certain aspects of the Proposed Consensus Decision to Improve the Conservation of Whales (IWC/62/7)  
here 62/10 Cost estimates for a monitoring, control and surveillance scheme of possible whaling operations and how costs might be apportioned  
here 62/16 Discussion document regarding Scientific Committee matters: a follow-up to the Intersessional Correspondence Group on Issues Related to the Scientific Committee  
here M10/SWG6 Report of the Scientific Assessment Group  
Other Documents:

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here A10/SG1 Comments received on the draft consensus decision to improve the conservation of whales (IWC-M10-SWG4)  
here M10/SWG4 Chair’s Report to the Small Working Group on the Future of IWC  
here M10/SWG5 The Future of the IWC: An Australian Proposal  
here  61/6 Report of the Small Working Group (SWG) on the Future of the International Whaling Commission 18 May 2009  
here 61/7rev Chair's Report of the Intersessional Meeting on the Future of the IWC  
here 61/10rev Consensus resolution on the extension of Small Working Group on the Future of the IWC until the 62nd Annual Meeting of the Commission france.gifspain.gif
here M09/5 Report of the Intersessional Correspondence Group on Scientific Committee Issues (prepared for the Intersessional Meeting of the Commission, Rome, March, 2009)  

IWC61 ANNUAL MEETING, MADEIRA, PORTUGAL 2009

List of Documents

Please note:
A number of recent documents have earlier documents attached as Annexes or Appendices.  This was done to help make documents as ‘standalone’ as possible. Where this has been done, it is indicated in the list below (light blue type).

Principal Documents for IWC61:

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here 61/Future1 Draft agenda  
here 61/Future2 Draft List of documents  
here 61/6 Report of the Small Working Group (SWG) on the Future of the International Whaling Commission, 18 May 2009
Annex A: List of countries who have attended one or more meetings of the SWG
Annex B: List of documents relevant to meetings of the SWG
Annex C: Document IWC/M09/6 – Further elaboration of the work of the Scientific Committee with respect to category (b) items
Annex D: Report of the working group to examine issues related to the provision of scientific advice with respect to possible packages
Annex E: Work plan for consideration and action on the [category (a)] issues that would be before the Commission during the interim period
Annex F: Guidance on furthering category (b) issues
Annex G: Request for advice from the Scientific Committee in relation to Japanese small-type coastal whaling
 
here 61/7rev [Revised] Chair’s Report of the Intersessional Meeting of the Commission on the Future of IWC, FAO Headquarters, Rome, 9-11 March 2009
Annex A: list of delegates and observers
Annex B: List of documents
Annex C: Agenda
Annex D: Extract from Document IWC/M09/4, Appendix 1: Chairs’ suggestions on the Future of the International Whaling Commission from the Report on the Small Working Group (SWG) on the Future of the International Whaling Commission
Annex E: Document 
IWC/M09/6, Further elaboration on the work of the Scientific Committee with respect to category (b) items
Annex F: Extract from Document 
IWC/M09/5, Report of the Intersessional Correspondence Group on Scientific Committee Issues (for annexes on Terms of Reference and country responses see full document)
 
here 61/8 Australian comment on the Intersessional Correspondence Group on Issues Relating to the Scientific Committee (submitted by Australia)  
  61/Rep1 [Extract] Report of the Scientific Committee, 2009 (Pending)  
here M09/5 Report of the Intersessional Correspondence Group on Scientific Committee Issues (prepared for the Intersessional Meeting of the Commission, Rome, March, 2009)  
Other Documents:

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SWG Meeting, Rome, March 2009
here M09/4* Report on the Small Working Group (SWG) on the Future of the International Whaling Commission, Presented by Alvaro de Soto, SWG Chairman, 2 February 2009
Appendix 1: Chairs’ suggestions on the future of IWC (included in IWC/61/6)
Appendix 2: Progress Report on the September 2008 meeting of the Small Working Group (SWG) on the Future of the International Whaling Commission, presented by  Alvaro de Soto, SWG Chairman, St. Petersburg, Florida, USA [Document IWC/S08/Rep 1]
• Annex 1: Terms of Reference for the Small Working Group on the Future of IWC (from Annex B of IWC/60/24)
• Annex 2: Agenda
• Annex 3: List of meeting documents
• Annex 4: List of participants
• Annex 5: Note on SWG method of work
• Annex 6: Outline of issues for Category (a) elements/issues
• Annex 7: Outline of issues and mechanisms for progressing work on Category (b) elements/issues
Appendix 3: List of participants
 
here M09/6 Further elaboration on the work of the Scientific Committee with respect to Category (b) item (included as Annex E in IWC/61/7rev)  
here M09/7rev Directions for further work of the SWG (included in section 6 of IWC/61/7rev)  
SWG Meeting, Florida, September 2008
here S08/SWG/3 An overview of the elements/issues identified as being of importance to one or more Contracting Governments in relation to the future of the IWC (prepared by the Secretariat)  
here S08/Rep1 Progress Report on the September 2008 meeting of the Small Working Group (SWG) on the Future of the International Whaling Commission, presented by Alvaro de Soto, SWG Chairman, St. Petersburg, Florida, USA (Included as Appendix 2 of IWC/M09/4)  
* Note that this report took account of the SWG’s discussions at its meetings in Florida, USA, September 2008 and Cambridge, UK, December 2008. A specific report of the December 2008 meeting was not issued but a press release was posted on this website.

MARCH 2009 INTERSESSIONAL MEETING OF THE COMMISSION ON THE FUTURE OF IWC

CHAIR'S REPORT

Meeting Documents

Title - IWC-M09-

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here 1. Draft agenda  
* 2. List of Participants  
here 3. List of Documents  
here 4. Report on the Small Working Group (SWG) on the Future of the International Whaling Commission, Presented by Alvaro de Soto, SWG Chairman (includes Chairs’ Suggestions on the Future of IWC)  
here 5. Report of the Intersessional Correspondence Group on Scientific Committee issues  
here 6. Further elaboration on the work of the Scientific Committee with respect to Category (b) items  
For Information Documents - IWC/M09/info/
here The Pew Whales Commission, Lisbon, 9-10 February 2009: Chair's Report (submitted by Portugal) france.gif
Background Documents
here IWC/S08/SWG/3. An overview of the elements/issues identified as being of importance to one or more Contracting Governments in relation to the future of the IWC (prepared by the Secretariat)  
IWC/60 documents submitted in relation to agenda item 18 on the future of IWC - IWC/60/
here 7 Chair’s Report of the Intersessional Meeting on the Future of IWC, Renaissance London Heathrow Hotel, UK 6-8 March 2008 france.gifspain.gif
here 8rev The IWC in the 21st Century (submitted by Norway)  
here 9 Background paper for Japan’s small-type coastal whaling (submitted by Japan  
here 10 Chair’s recommendations for follow-up to the March 2008 Intersessional Meeting on the Future of IWC  
here 11 Declaration of the Buenos Aires Group: The Conservation of Cetaceans in the 21st Century and the International Whaling Commission spain.gif
here 12 rev The Future of the International Whaling Commission: Strengthening Ocean Diplomacy (submitted by Professor Juma)  
here 14 rev Future IWC work on cetacean conservation issues, including budgetary implications (submitted by Belgium and France)  
here 15 Conservation Management Plans for Improved Cetacean Management (submitted by Australia)  
here 16 Regional Non-Lethal Research Partnerships: a proposal for the Southern Ocean (submitted by Australia)  
here 18 Possible improvements to procedural issues identified at the March 2008 Intersessional Meeting on the Future of IWC (prepared by the Secretariat)  
here 24 Chair’s summary of the outcome of discussions on the future of the International Whaling Commission  
here 26 Funding of work on discussions on the future of IWC up to and including IWC/61  
For Information Documents - IWC/M08/info/
here 11 Whale Conservation and Management: A Future for the IWC (submitted by Australia) france.gifspain.gif

*Pending

SWG Meeting, 8-10 December 2008

The SWG met again in Cambridge, UK from 8-10 December 2008. The draft Agenda and Press Release are available below. There was no separate report issued.

Title

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here Draft agenda SWG  
here Press Release  

SWG Meeting, 15-18 September 2008

The SWG met in Florida from 15-18 September 2008. A list of documents that were available for this meeting is provided below.

Title

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here Meeting Report  
here Press Release  
Working Group Documents - IWC/S08/SWG
here 1 Draft agenda  
here 3 An overview of the elements/issues identified as being of importance to one or more Contracting Governments in relation to the future of the IWC (prepared by the Secretariat) (Note that documents referenced in this paper and not published are providedbelow)  
Background Documents
IWC/60 documents submitted in relation to agenda item 18 on the future of IWC - IWC/60/
here 7 Chair’s Report of the Intersessional Meeting on the Future of IWC, Renaissance London Heathrow Hotel, UK 6-8 March 2008 france.gifspain.gif
here 8rev The IWC in the 21st Century (submitted by Norway)  
here 9 Background paper for Japan’s small-type coastal whaling (submitted by Japan  
here 10 Chair’s recommendations for follow-up to the March 2008 Intersessional Meeting on the Future of IWC  
here 11 Declaration of the Buenos Aires Group: The Conservation of Cetaceans in the 21st Century and the International Whaling Commission spain.gif
here 12 rev The Future of the International Whaling Commission: Strengthening Ocean Diplomacy (submitted by Professor Juma)  
here 14 rev Future IWC work on cetacean conservation issues, including budgetary implications (submitted by Belgium and France)  
here 15 Conservation Management Plans for Improved Cetacean Management (submitted by Australia)  
here 16 Regional Non-Lethal Research Partnerships: a proposal for the Southern Ocean (submitted by Australia)  
here 18 Possible improvements to procedural issues identified at the March 2008 Intersessional Meeting on the Future of IWC (prepared by the Secretariat)  
here 24 Chair’s summary of the outcome of discussions on the future of the International Whaling Commission  
here 26 Funding of work on discussions on the future of IWC up to and including IWC/61  
For Information Documents - IWC/M08/info/
here 11 Whale Conservation and Management: A Future for the IWC (submitted by Australia) france.gifspain.gif
Documents referenced in IWC/S08/SWG 3 and not published
here TF/DEC 2002/01 A fresh look – some further thoughts from the secretariat on the financial contributions scheme.  
here IWC/N04/RMSWG 12 Discussion document: The RMS and lifting of Schedule Paragraph 10(e).  
here IWC/D04/RMS SDG 4 Status on revision of the Schedule based on discussions to date.  
here IWC/53/RMS 4 Proposed revisions to and re-organisation of the Schedule to the International Convention for the Regulation of Whaling.  
here IWC/53/RMS 5 Report of the Intersessional Meeting of the Revised Management Scheme Working Group, Monaco, 6-8 February 2001.  
here IWC/54/RMS 1 Report of the Revised Management Scheme Expert Drafting Group.  
here IWC/54/RMS 2 The possible structure and content of a revised Schedule based on discussions to date  
here IWC/56/26 Chair’s Proposals for a Way Forward on the RMS.  
here IWC/56/F&A 6 Discussion Paper on Rules Governing Participation of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in the International Whaling Commission.  
here IWC/57/F&A 8 Summary and status of work to revise the financial contributions scheme.  
here IWC/57/F&A 9 A preliminary exploration of the possibilities and implications of less frequent meetings of the Commission and its subsidiary groups  
here IWC/57/RMS 3 Chairs’ Reports of the RMS Working Group Meetings (Borgholm 2004 and Copenhagen 2005).  
here IWC/57/RMS 4 Chairs’ Reports of the meetings of the RMS Small Drafting Group (Borgholm 2004 and Copenhagen 2005).  
here IWC/58/Rep 2 Report of the Finance and Administration Committee.  
here IWC/58/Rep 6 Report of the Revised Management Scheme Working Group, 10 June, St. Kitts and Nevis  
here IWC/58/F&A 3 NGO accreditation and participation in IWC Annual Meetings.  
here IWC/58/F&A 5 Discussion document: Further thoughts on reducing the frequency of IWC meetings. (Addendum)  
here IWC/58/RMS 3 Chair’s Report of the RMS Working Group Meeting, University Arms Hotel, Cambridge, 28 February to 2 March 2006. (NOTE: Document is 118 pages)  
here IWC/59/F&A 6 Report of the Special Session of the Finance and Administration Committee on the Frequency of Meetings.  
here IWC/59/F&A SS 3 Possible options to consider regarding meeting frequency of the Commission and its subsidiary bodies.  
here IWC/60/7 Chair’s Report of the Intersessional Meeting on the Future of IWC, Renaissance London Heathrow Hotel, UK 6-8 March 2008. france.gifspain.gif
here IWC/60/12rev The Future of the International Whaling Commission: Strengthening Ocean Diplomacy  
here IWC/60/18 Possible improvements to procedural issues identified at the March 2008 Intersessional Meeting on the Future of IWC.  
here IWC/60/24 Chair’s summary of the outcome of discussions on the future of the International Whaling Commission  
here IWC/60/F&A 4 The Interim Measure for calculating financial contributions: review of cut-off points defining capacity-to-pay groups and IWC/60/Rep 2: Report of the Finance and Administration Committee.  
here IWC/60/Rep 2 Report of the Finance and Administration Committee.