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Meeting of States Parties (6-10 December 2010)

The 2010 Meeting of States Parties was held in the Palais des Nations from 6 to 10 December 2010. It was chaired by Ambassador Pedro Oyarce of Chile. In accordance with the decision of the Sixth Review Conference, the Meeting of States Parties discussed, and promoted common understanding and effective action on the provision of assistance and coordination with relevant organizations upon request by any State Party in the case of alleged use of biological or toxin weapons, including improving national capabilities for disease surveillance, detection and diagnosis and public health systems. The Meeting of States Parties discussed and further developed the work of the Meeting of Experts held in August.


BWC/MSP/2010/6 Report of the 2010 Meeting of States Parties

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Documents, Statements and Other Resources

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BWC/MSP/2010/1 Provisional Agenda

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BWC/MSP/2010/2 2010 Report of the Implementation Support Unit

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BWC/MSP/2010/3 Provisional Programme of Work

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BWC/MSP/2010/4 Report of the Chairman on universalization activities

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BWC/MSP/2010/5/Rev.1 Estimated costs of the Seventh Review Conference

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BWC/MSP/2010/6 Report of the 2010 Meeting of States Parties

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BWC/MSP/2010/L.1 Synthesis of considerations, lessons, perspectives, recommendations, conclusions and proposals drawn from the presentations, statements, working papers and interventions on the topic under discussion at the Meeting of Experts

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BWC/MSP/2010/INF.1 Background information on scientific and technological developments that may be relevant to the Convention: report on an international workshop in Beijing

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BWC/MSP/2010/INF.2 List of Participants

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BWC/MSP/2010/INF.2/Add.1 List of Participants

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BWC/MSP/2010/WP.1 Co-chairs' summary of the international workshop on "Strengthening International Efforts to Prevent the Proliferation of Biological Weapons: The Role of the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention" – Submitted by China, Canada and the Implementation Support Unit

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BWC/MSP/2010/WP.2 Proposals to strengthen the existing confidence-building measure submission and review process – Submitted by Canada

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BWC/MSP/2010/WP.3/Rev.1 National implementation of the BTWC: compliance assessment: a concept paper – Submitted by Canada

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BWC/MSP/2010/WP.4 Strengthening response capabilities in the case of alleged use of biological or toxin weapons – Submitted by Japan on behalf of JACKSNNZ

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BWC/MSP/2010/WP.5 United States Government law enforcement efforts to strengthen cooperation and collaboration among security, health, and science communities – Submitted by the United States of America

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BWC/MSP/2010/WP.6 United States initiatives building on the 2007-2010 BWC work program – Submitted by the United States of America

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BWC/MSP/2010/WP.7 Timely pathogens diagnosis as a basis for preventing and minimizing epidemics of natural or intentional origin – Submitted by the Russian Federation

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BWC/MSP/2010/WP.8 Organization of prevention and elimination of potential outbreaks of dangerous infectious diseases in the Russian Federation – Submitted by the Russian Federation

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Monday 6 December:

International Security & Biopolicy Institute: TBA -- 09.00 to 10.00, Room XXIII

Geneva Forum: Opportunities to Enhance the BWC Confidence Building Measures (CBMs) -- 13.00 to 15.00, Room XXIII

Tuesday 7 December:

VERTIC: (1) Launch of new legislation database and website; (2) Calls for a NIM action plan, amendment of the Rome Statute, and removal of Geneva Protocol reservations -- 09.00 to 10.00, Room XXIII

Geneva Forum and the BWC Implementation Support Unit: Synthetic Biology: Building a Secure Future -- 13.00 to 15.00, Room XXIII

Wednesday 8 December:
InterAcademy Panel on International Issues and the US National Academies of Science: Trends in Science and Technology Relevant to the BTWC -- 09.00 to 10.00, Room XXIII

World Organization for Animal Health: Beyond the Global Eradication of Rinderpest -- 13.00 to 15.00, Room XXIII

Thursday 9 December:

Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons: ASSISTEX III -- 09.00 to 10.00, Room XXIII

University of Bradford: Dual Use Education -- 13.00 to 15.00, Room XXIII

Friday 10 December:

BioWeapons Prevention Project: BioWeapons Monitor -- 13.00 to 15.00, Room XXIII