The third general meeting of the Japan/Palau secretariat was held from the 23rd – 24th April 2007 at the Crowne Plaza Metropolitan Hotel, Tokyo. The meeting was co-chaired by Fabian Iyar for The Republic of Palau and Yoshihiro Natori for Japan.
A total of 62 people attended the ICRI General Meeting. 14 countries were represented and 24 organisations. 15 apologies were received. 28 ICRI members were represented by a nominated focal point.
The term of the current secretariat hosts ends 30th June 2007 and will be succeeded by the Governments of Mexico and the United States of America. The first general meeting under the new secretariat is planned for mid-January 2008, in Washington DC and will be the occasion of the official ICRI launch of IYOR2008.
An ICRI Recommendation on Acidification and Coral Reefs was adopted.