The IDSF notes with dismay the motion on the WDDSC General Meeting agenda to accept the IDU as an affiliate member of the WDDSC.This is a particularly provocative move by a group within the WDDSC. We believe that this is an attempt to drive a wedge between the IDSF and those principled and well intentioned members of the profession with whom a relationship of mutual respect and trust has blossomed. We ask all delegates to the WDDSCAGM to ensure that the IDU motion is defeated. Not deferred, not amended, just defeated. The small self-interested group promoting the IDU know that the IDSF could never tolerate the situation that would develop if this motion is not defeated.