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From 20 to 29 May 2013, Belgium hosted the XXXVI Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting (ATCM) and the XVI meeting of the Committee for Environmental Protection (CEP). The meetings were jointly organized by the Federal Departments of Foreign Affairs, Environment and Science Policy. More than 450 delegates representing the 50 Parties, including officials, renowned scientists, experts and international observers attended this yearly meeting.