Meetings of Independent Experts

Following the Organization's customary practice, the Director-General set up a multidisciplinary international group of 15 independent experts whose task was to submit to him suggestions and views on the elaboration of the preliminary draft convention.

At the conclusion of its three meetings (defined as Category VI), held between December 2003 and May 2004, the group produced a draft text which it submitted to the Director-General.

You may download from this site, the reports of the three experts' meetings as well as address by the Director-General delivered on the occasion of the meetings.

  • First Meeting of Independent Experts (17–20 December 2003)
  • Second Meeting of Independent Experts (30 March–3 April 2004)
  • Third Meeting of Independent Experts (28–31 May 2004)