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    Establishing a formal coordination group for CCAMLR

    Request Meeting Document
    Document Number:
    Delegations of Australia and the United Kingdom
    Submitted By:
    Ms Amy Young (Australia)
    Approved By:
    Ms Gillian Slocum (Australia)

    Australia and the United Kingdom propose the establishment of a CCAMLR Bureau to coordinate the work of the Commission, Scientific Committee and relevant standing committees and working groups, among other benefits. This recognises the value of the Scientific Committee’s informal Vice Chairs and Conveners (VCAC) group in coordinating the work plan of the Scientific Committee. Furthermore, based on discussions held at the CCAMLR Symposium in 2015 and the functional and administrative structure of other international bodies (including the Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting), Australia and the United Kingdom consider that this group would enable more efficient and effective delivery and deliberation of CCAMLR business.