The 2016 biennial Commission meeting of the IWC will be held at the Grand Hotel Bernardin, Portoroz, Slovenia.
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6 Feb 2017
Applications are today invited for IWC member governments of limited means to obtain financial support for attendance at IWC events. A Voluntary Assistance Fund was created at the 2016 Commission Meeting, where a Resolution was adopted which aimed to strengthen the capacity of governments of limited means to participate in the work of the IWC.
25 Jan 2017
Next week an expert panel will convene in Tokyo to review Japan's proposal for a new special permit whaling research programme in the western North Pacific. The proposal was circulated last November and, in accordance with the Scientific Committee's agreed process, will be reviewed by a small, specialist panel of invited experts.