June 8, 2007
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Agreement Reached on New Funding Formula at 4th Asian Region Intergovernmental Meeting

Agreement to a new funding formula for WADA contributions from the Asian Region for 2008 and beyond was a key outcome achieved at the 4th Asian Region Intergovernmental meeting, held on 28-29 May 2007, in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia).

At the meeting, Dato Seri Azalina Dato Othman Said, Minister of Youth and Sports of Malaysia, and David Howman, WADA Director General, welcomed 53 delegates from 25 countries. This was the highest number of countries and delegates to have attended such a meeting to date.

On the first day, discussion topics ranged from anti-doping programme development and Regional Anti-Doping Organisations (RADO’s), the election of a new WADA progress towards ratification by governments in the region of the UNESCO International Convention against Doping in Sport. On day two, Directors from the WADA-accredited laboratories located in Australia, China, Japan, Korea, Malaysia and Thailand gave presentations and lead discussions on laboratory related issues.