The NewsAhead Agency article:
"PERTH, AUSTRALIA. 3-5 Aug 2005. The Perth meeting begins work on developing a coordinated global all-hazards early warning system, as resolved by the 23rd Assembly of UNESCO's Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) meeting in Paris in June. The early focus is on tsunami warning coordination.
"At the Paris meeting the IOC Assembly formally launched the Indian Ocean Tsunami Warning and Mitigation System (IOTWS), announcing a resolution to create an Intergovernmental Coordination Group (ICG/IOTWS) to oversee development."