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SUBJECT: CONFERENCE OF PARTIES TO THE ANTI-DOPING CONVENTION

1. Summary. The Second Session of the Conference of Parties to the
International Convention against Doping in Sport met at UNESCO
Headquarters in Paris from October 26-28. The Conference elected
the Minister for Sports of Spain as its Chairman and exchanged views
on ways to promote the convention, administration and use of the
Fund for Elimination of Doping in Sports, monitoring the convention,
and standards for protecting privacy and personal information of
athletes covered under World Anti-Doping Agency's (WADA)
International Standard for Protection of Privacy and Personal
Information. WADA's Director General presented a report on its
efforts to implement the World Anti-Doping Code and outlined the
various ways the agency is working with governments to combat doping
in sport. The next session of the Conference will meet in 2011. End
Summary.

2. The Conference of Parties adopted the Report of the first
session which was held in February 2007. It then adopted its agenda
for the second session and elected Mr. Jaime Lissavetsky (Spain) as
Chairman. Mr. Daniel Jacubovich (Argentina), Mr. Gennady Aleshin
(Russia), Mr. Jiang Zhixue (China) and Mr.Moncef Belkhayat (Morocco)
were elected as Vice-Chairmen. Mr. Jacubovich also served as
Rapporteur. The U.S. was represented at the meeting by Edward H.
Jurith, General Counsel, Executive Office of President, Office of
National Drug Control Policy, Michael K. Gottlieb, Acting Assistant
Deputy Director for State and Local Affairs, Executive Office of
President, Office of National Drug Control Policy, and Carolyn
Willson, US/UNESCO Legal Adviser.

3. The most significant outcomes of the Conference of Parties are
as follows: (i) the Conference of Parties requested the UNESCO
Secretariat to continue to enhance existing arrangements as well as
to develop new partnerships to promote the International Convention
against Doping in Sport; (ii) the Conference of Parties welcomed the
development of the Anti-Doping Logic system to monitor the
Convention and recommended the development of a comprehensive global
report on the fight against doping in sport, which incorporates data
from both governments and the sporting movement; (iii) the
Conference of Parties noted that WADA's International Standard for
Protection of Privacy and Personal Information provides a level of
protection complemented by legislation in a number of States parties
to the Convention, and encourages States Parties to support the aims
of the Standard; and (iv) the Conference of Parties approved the
amendment of Annex I of the Convention in order to incorporate the
changes made by WADA from the 2009 Prohibited List International
Standard.

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