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Approval of ISTC projects

The Governing Board of the International Science and Technology Centre (ISTC) held its second meeting in Moscow on 17-18 June 1994. Representatives of the four founding parties - the European Union, Japan, Russia and the USA - were joined by an observer from Finland.

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The Governing Board of the International Science and Technology Centre (ISTC) held its second meeting in Moscow on 17-18 June 1994. Representatives of the four founding parties - the European Union, Japan, Russia and the USA - were joined by an observer from Finland.

ISTC's main aim is to support and assist the redirection to peaceful purposes of weapon scientists and engineers in Russia and other CIS States. The Centre's projects are intended to provide impetus and support to participating scientists and engineers in developing long-term career opportunities, which will strengthen the scientific capability and technological development of their countries.

Thirty-one project proposals were approved by the Governing Board, representing a funding commitment of USD 18.4 million, in such fields as biotechnology, medicine, nuclear reactor safety and radioactive waste management. Several other projects were approved at the previous board meeting, on 18 March 1994, that could provide direct support to developing technologies related to international efforts in the verification of nuclear test ban treaties, the dismantling of weapons of mass destruction, and environmental monitoring. This brings the total number of approved projects to 54, representing a total contribution of USD 30 million.

The list of projects approved for funding at the meetings of 17-18 June 1994 and 18 March 1994 is given in the text (TXT) field at the end of this item.

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