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Meeting of Experts (16-20 July 2012)


The 2012 Meeting of Experts was held in the Palais des Nations from 16 to 20 July 2012. The meeting opened at 10:00 on Monday 16 July and closed at 12.00 on Friday 20 July. The meeting was held in Room XVIII.

The Meeting of Experts was chaired by Ambassador Boujemâa Delmi of Algeria. In accordance with the decision of the Seventh Review Conference, the Meeting of Experts addressed standing agenda items on:

  • Cooperation and assistance, with a particular focus on strengthening cooperation and assistance under Article X;
  • Review of developments in the field of science and technology related to the Convention;
  • Strengthening national implementation.

The Seventh Review Conference decided the Meeting of Experts would also discuss how to enable fuller participation in the Confidence-building Measures (CBMs).


Report of the Meeting of Experts

BWC/MSP/2012/MX/3 Report of the Meeting of Experts

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BWC/MSP/2012/MX/1 Provisional agenda for the Meeting of Experts

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BWC/MSP/2012/MX/2/Rev.1 Revised provisional programme of work for the Meeting of Experts

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BWC/MSP/2012/MX/3 Report of the Meeting of Experts

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BWC/MSP/2012/MX/INF.1 Advances in enabling technologies

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BWC/MSP/2012/MX/INF.2 Making avian influenza aerosol-transmissible in mammals

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BWC/MSP/2012/MX/INF.3 Science and technology developments that have potential benefits for the Convention

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BWC/MSP/2012/MX/INF.4 International channels for mobilization of resources for assistance and cooperation

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BWC/MSP/2012/MX/INF.5 Report on USA Implementation of Article X of the Convention

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BWC/MSP/2012/MX/INF.6 Experiencias de Cuba en la aplicación del artículo X de la CABT

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BWC/MSP/2012/MX/INF.7 Assistance and Cooperation - Submitted by the European Union

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BWC/MSP/2012/MX/INF.8 Australia’s Implementation of BWC Article X - Submitted by Australia

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BWC/MSP/2012/MX/INF.9 List of participants

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BWC/MSP/2012/MX/INF.9/Add.1 List of participants

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BWC/MSP/2012/MX/INF.9/Add.2 List of participants

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BWC/MSP/2012/MX/WP.1 The convergence of chemistry and biology: implications of developments in neurosciences - submitted by the United Kingdom

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BWC/MSP/2012/MX/WP.2 Challenges to developing international cooperation and assistance on biosafety and biosecurity: matching resources to reality - submitted by the United Kingdom

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BWC/MSP/2012/MX/WP.3 Cooperation and Assistance - Submitted by the United States of America

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BWC/MSP/2012/MX/WP.4 Confidence Building Measures - Submitted by the United States of America

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BWC/MSP/2012/MX/WP.5 National Implementation - Submitted by the United States of America

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BWC/MSP/2012/MX/WP.6 Developments in Science and Technology - Submitted by the United States of America

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BWC/MSP/2012/MX/WP.7 Dificultades y obstáculos que enfrenta Cuba para la plena aplicación de la CABT y en particular para el desarrollo al máximo de la cooperación, la asistencia y el intercambio internacionales en ciencias biológicas y tecnología, incluidos los equipos y materiales, con fines pacíficos - Presentado por Cuba

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BWC/MSP/2012/MX/WP.8 Participation of the Federal Service for Consumer Rights and Human Welfare Protection of the Russian Federation in international cooperation between States Parties BTWC in sharing of knowledge, information, technology, materials and equipment for the fight against infectious diseases and other peaceful purposes - Submitted by the Russian Federation (informal English translation included)

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BWC/MSP/2012/MX/WP.9 Information on practical efforts to enhance the BTWC regime undertaken by the Federal Service on Customers’ Rights Protection and Human Well-Being Surveillance of the Russian Federation in 2011-2012 - Submitted by the Russian Federation (informal English translation included)

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BWC/MSP/2012/MX/WP.10 Review of global developments in the field of biological sciences and biotechnologies in 2011 2012 that are relevant to the BTWC and have dual-use potential - Submitted by the Russian Federation (informal English translation included)

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BWC/MSP/2012/MX/WP.11 On forms of annual declarations of BTWC-related facilities and activities submitted by State Parties as confidence-building measures - Submitted by the Russian Federation (informal English translation included)

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BWC/MSP/2012/MX/WP.12 Measures for mitigation of risks due to new science and technology developments of relevance to the BWC - Submitted by the European Union

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BWC/MSP/2012/MX/WP.13 National implementation: Strengthening legislation prohibiting biological weapons - Submitted by France

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BWC/MSP/2012/MX/WP.14 The Effect/Impact of Biotechnology Progress on BWC - Submitted by China (Informal English translation included)

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BWC/MSP/2012/MX/WP.15 Update on Australia’s Security Sensitive Biological Agents (SSBA) Regulatory Scheme - Submitted by Australia

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BWC/MSP/2012/MX/WP.16 The Convergence of Chemistry and Biology: Implications for the Review of Developments in the Field of Science related to the Convention - Submitted by Australia

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BWC/MSP/2012/MX/WP.17 National Implementation of the BTWC: Compliance Assessment - Submitted by Canada and Switzerland

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Monday 16 July

13.00 - 15.00 Recent Developments in Science and Technology - IAP Global Network of Science Academies & International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Room XXIV


Tuesday 17 July

09.00 - 10.00 Recent Developments in Education and Awareness Raising on Biosafety
and Biosecurity - Ukraine & University of Bradford, Room XXIV
13.00 - 15.00 Dual Use Research of Concern: The H5N1 Controversy and its Implications for Science Governance - Netherlands & United States, Room XXIV
Wednesday 18 July

09.00 - 10.00 Global Partnership bio-security activities and how they relate to the BTWC - United States, Room XXV

13.00 - 15.00 The Convergence of Chemistry and Biology: Perspectives of the OPCW Temporary Working Group - OPCW Science Advisory Board Temporary Working Group on the Convergence of Biology and Chemistry, Room XXIV
Thursday 19 July

09.00 - 10.00 A Tested Methodology to Assess Risks of Dual-Use Technologies and Evaluate Governance Options - James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies, Room XXIV