THE COMMITTEE CHRONOLOGY – 2004-2009

November 2004
The TC decision of hosting the Secretariat for four years with a possible extension of equal period up to a maximum of eight years, in one of the Members, was adopted at the 37th Session of the TC, held in Shanghai in November 2004

November 2005
TC decided to transfer the TCS to Macao for a minimum of 4 years with possibility of extension of another four years (38th Session – Hanoi, Viet Nam).

December 2006 – (39th Session – Manila, Philippines)
The “Host Country Agreement between the Government of People’s Republic of China and the Typhoon Committee Regarding the Typhoon Committee Secretariat”, was signed on the 7th December 2006, in Manila, by Excellency Ambassador of People’s Republic of China to the Philippines, Mr. Li Jinjun, and by the Chairman of the Typhoon Committee Dr Prisco D. Nilo, Officer-in-Charge of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Administration.

February 2007
Signing of the “Agreement Between the Government of the Macao Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China and the Typhoon Committee Regarding Administrative, Financial and Related Arrangements for the Typhoon Committee Secretariat” and inauguration of the premises of TCS in Macao.
The Fortieth Session of Typhoon Committee was held in Macao, China from 21-26 November 2007.

2008
40th Session of the Typhoon Committee held in Macao, China on 21 to 26 November 2008
3rd TC Integrated Workshop on “Coping with Climate Change in the Typhoon Committee Area” was held in Beijing, China from 22 to 26 September 2008.
The Committee agreed to the change of date for TC Annual Session from end of the year to the early of next year.
The AWG held a Small Meeting of Chairs of the Working Groups on 11 to 12 of December 2008.

2009
41st Session of the Typhoon Committee held in Chiang Mai on 19 to 24 January 2009, Thailand. The format of Session Report was changed to Current pattern.
The “Rules and Procedures Dr. Roman L. Kintanar Award for Typhoon related Disaster Mitigation” was approved at 41st Session.
The 4th Disaster Prevention and Preparedness Working Group Meeting on Typhoon related Information Sharing for Damage Mitigation from Typhoon was held in Seoul, 28-29 April 2009.
4th Integrated Workshop of Typhoon Committee on “Building Sustainability and Resilience in High Risk Areas of the Typhoon Committee: Assessment and Action” was held on 14 to 18 September 2009, in Cebu, Philippines
The AWG held a small meeting of WGs Chairs in Macao, China on 16 to17 December 2009, with reviewing the major items to be discussed at the 42nd TC annual Session