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The 31st STCU Governing Board Meeting208/406
22 Nov 2010
The 31st STCU Governing Board Meeting was held on 18 November in Kyiv, Ukraine, with officials Canada, the European Union, Ukraine, the United States, and Georgia in attendance. The Board approved 8 new regular scientific projects for a total of $384,102 and ˆ316,228, confirmed 8 new Partner Projects valued at $1,981,635, and confirmed 7 Partner Project contract extensions valued at $657,155 and ˆ12,426.
The Governing Board approved the 2011 Administrative Operating Budget and Supplement Budget requests from the STCU Secretariat. The Board also noted the inception of a new ˆ4 million Ukrainian biosecurity improvement project, to be implemented through STCU and financed by the European Union. The Board also approved appointments to several STCU management positions.
The Governing Board also approved 6 STCU-Azeri Targeted Initiative projects, totaling $299,361, with another $299,361 in matching funds from the Azeri National Academy of Sciences, and 6 STCU-Moldovan Targeted Initiative projects, totaling $149,569, with another $149,569 in matching funds from the Moldovan Academy of Sciences.
This 31st Governing Board Meeting took place on the occasion of celebrating 15 years of STCU operations. The very first meeting of the STCU Governing Board took place on 14-15 December 1995 in Kyiv, Ukraine. At that first Governing Board meeting, representatives from Canada, Sweden, Ukraine, ant the United States approved the STCU operating procedures, statutory documents, and approximately $1.7 million USD in cooperative research projects involving formers weapon scientists in Ukraine.
The 31st Governing Board Meeting Decision documents and Joint Statement can be found on the STCU web site, at: GBM Documents