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Eighth Review Conference

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The Eighth Review Conference of the Biological Weapons Convention will be held in the Palais des Nations (Room XVIII) from 7 to 25 November 2016.

The Preparatory Committee for the Review Conference was held in Geneva from 26 to 27 April 2016 and resumed its work from 8 to 12 August 2016.

The Meeting of States Parties in December 2015 approved the nomination of Ambassador György Molnár of Hungary as President of the Review Conference and Chairman of the Preparatory Committee.

Communications from the President-Designate of the Review Conference, updates on his activities and contact details can be found on his page.

The list of Office Holders of the Eighth Review Conference can be found here.





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BWC/CONF.VIII/1 - Provisional Agenda of the Eighth Review Conference


BWC/CONF.VIII/1/Add.1 - Annotated Provisional Agenda of the Eighth Review Conference


BWC/CONF.VIII/2 - Draft Rules of Procedure of the Eighth Review Conference


BWC/CONF.VIII/3 - Programme of Work of the Eighth Review Conference



BWC/CONF.VIII/4 - Final document of the Eighth Review Conference


BWC/CONF.VIII/4/Corr.1 - Final Document of the Eighth Review Conference


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BWC/CONF.VIII/5 - Estimated costs of the meetings to be held from 2017–2020


BWC/CONF.VIII/INF.1 - Status of Assessed Contributions to the Biological Weapons Convention as of 21 October 2016 - Background Information by the Implementation Support Unit

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BWC/CONF.VIII/INF.2 - Compliance by States Parties with their Obligations under the Convention - Background Information by the Implementation Support Unit

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BWC/CONF.VIII/INF.2/Add.1 - Compliance by States Parties with their Obligations under the Convention Addendum - Background Information by the Implementation Support Unit

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BWC/CONF.VIII/INF.2/Add.2 - Compliance by States Parties with their Obligations under the Convention Addendum - Background Information by the Implementation Support Unit

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BWC/CONF.VIII/INF.2/Add.3 - Compliance by States Parties with their Obligations under the Convention Addendum - Background Information by the Implementation Support Unit

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BWC/CONF.VIII/INF.3 - Implementation of Article VII of the Convention - Background Information by the Implementation Support Unit

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BWC/CONF.VIII/INF.3/Add.1 - Implementation of Article VII of the Convention Addendum - Background Information by the Implementation Support Unit

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BWC/CONF.VIII/INF.4 - Implementation of Article X of the Convention - Background information Document - Submitted by the Implementation Support Unit

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BWC/CONF.VIII/INF.4/Add.1 - Implementation of Article X of the Convention Addendum - Background Information by the Implementation Support Unit

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BWC/CONF.VIII/INF.4/Add.2 - Implementation of Article X of the Convention Addendum - Background Information by the Implementation Support Unit

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BWC/CONF.VIII/INF.4/Add.3 - Implementation of Article X of the Convention Addendum - Background Information by the Implementation Support Unit

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BWC/CONF.VIII/INF.4/Corr.1 - Implementation of Article X of the Convention Corrigendum - Background Information by the Implementation Support Unit

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BWC/CONF.VIII/INF.5 - List of Participants

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BWC/CONF.VIII/INF.5/Rev.1 - Revised list of participants

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BWC/CONF.VIII/CRP.1 - Draft Procedural Report of the Review Conference - Submitted by the President of the Review Conference

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BWC/CONF.VIII/CRP.2 - Draft Final Document of the Eighth Review Conference Submitted by the President of the Review Conference

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BWC/CONF.VIII/CRP.3 - President's Proposal - Submitted by the President of the Eighth Review Conference

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BWC/CONF.VIII/CRP.4 - Draft estimated costs of the meetings to be held from 2017–2020

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BWC/CONF.VIII/CC/CRP.1 - Draft Report of the Credentials Committee - Submitted by the Chair of the Credentials Committee

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BWC/CONF.VIII/COW/CRP.1 - Draft Report of the Committee of the Whole - Submitted by the Chairman of the Committee of the Whole

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BWC/CONF.VIII/COW/CRP.1/Rev.1 - Revised draft Report of the Committee of the Whole - Submitted by the Chairman of the Committee of the Whole

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BWC/CONF.VIII/COW/1 - Final report of the Committee of the Whole



BWC/CONF.VIII/CC/1 - Report of the Credentials Committee - Submitted by the Chair of the Credentials Committee

BWC/CONF.VIII/WP.1 - "Strengthening Implementation of Article III of the BTWC" - Submitted by India and the United States of America

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    BWC/CONF.VIII/WP.2 - "Code of Professional Ethics for Science Workers in Cuba" - Submitted by Cuba

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    BWC/CONF.VIII/WP.3 - "New work programme for the intersessional period until the IX Review Conference: proposal of guidelines" - Submitted by Cuba

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    BWC/CONF.VIII/WP.4 - "Difficulties and obstacles for the full implementation by Cuba of Article X of the BWC" - Submitted by Cuba

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    BWC/CONF.VIII/WP.5 - "Cuban offers and requests to the International Cooperation database under Article X of the BTWC" - Submitted by Cuba

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    BWC/CONF.VIII/WP.6 - "Implementation of the Article X of the Biological Weapons Convention" - Submitted by Cuba

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    BWC/CONF.VIII/WP.7 - "Report on Implementation of Article X of the Convention" - Submitted by India

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    BWC/CONF.VIII/WP.8 - "Draft decision on the establishment of a Temporary Working Group on Mobile Biomedical Units" - Submitted by the Russian Federation

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    BWC/CONF.VIII/WP.9 - "Proposal to enhance the format of confidence-building measures under the Biological Weapons Convention" - Submitted by the Russian Federation

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    BWC/CONF.VIII/WP.10 - "Awareness-raising, education, outreach: example of best practice" - Submitted by Ukraine and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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    BWC/CONF.VIII/WP.11 - "Confidence in Compliance - Peer Review Visit Exercise at the Bundeswehr Institute of Microbiology in Munich, Germany" - Submitted by Germany, Co-sponsored by Switzerland and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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    BWC/CONF.VIII/WP.11/Corr.1 - "Confidence in Compliance - Peer Review Visit Exercise at the Bundeswehr Institute of Microbiology in Munich, Germany" Corrigendum - Submitted by Germany, Co-sponsored by Austria, Belgium, France, Georgia, Jordan, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Switzerland, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and Yemen

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    BWC/CONF.VIII/WP.12 - "The BTWC Review Process of Science and Technology" - Submitted by the Islamic Republic of Iran

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    BWC/CONF.VIII/WP.13 - "A Proposal for Amending the Convention to Incorporate Therein the Explicit "Prohibition of the Use of Biological Weapons"" - Submitted by the Islamic Republic of Iran

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    BWC/CONF.VIII/WP.14 - "Article I: Reinforcing the Core Prohibition of the Biological Weapons Convention" - Submitted by the United States of America

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    BWC/CONF.VIII/WP.15 - "Facilitating the Fullest Possible Exchange of Science and Technology under Article X" - Submitted by the United States of America

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    BWC/CONF.VIII/WP.16 - "Enhancing the Effectiveness of the Consultative Provisions of Article V of the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention" - Submitted by the European Union

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    BWC/CONF.VIII/WP.17 - "Review of Developments in Science and Technology: Key Points from the 2012-2015 BTWC Intersessional Programme" - Submitted by the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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    BWC/CONF.VIII/WP.18 - "BWC Implementation Review Initiative: Report by the United States of America on the Visit to Washington, DC" - Submitted by the United States of America

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    BWC/CONF.VIII/WP.19 - "Acquisition and Use of Biological and Toxin Weapons: Addressing the Threat" - Submitted by the United States of America

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    BWC/CONF.VIII/WP.20 - "Technological Developments for the Decoding on new, old and ancient infectious disease outbreaks and incidents ' lessons for the BTWC" - Submitted by Sweden

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    BWC/CONF.VIII/WP.20/Corr.1 - "Technological Developments for the Decoding on new, old and ancient infectious disease outbreaks and incidents ' lessons for the BTWC" Corrigendum - Submitted by Finland, Norway and Sweden

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    BWC/CONF.VIII/WP.21 - "International Activities of Global Partnership Member Countries related to Article X of the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention" - Submitted by Canada, Denmark, European Union, Finland, Germany, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom and the United States of America

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    BWC/CONF.VIII/WP.21/Add.1 - "International Activities of Global Partnership Member Countries related to Article X of the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention" Addendum - Submitted by Italy

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    BWC/CONF.VIII/WP.21/Corr.1 - "International Activities of Global Partnership Member Countries related to Article X of the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention" Corrigendum - Submitted by Canada, Denmark, European Union, Finland, Germany, Italy, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom and the United States of America

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    BWC/CONF.VIII/WP.22 - "BWC Implementation Review Initiative" - Submitted by Canada, Chile, Ghana, Mexico, and the United States of America

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    BWC/CONF.VIII/WP.23 - "BTWC Article X Compliance Mechanism for the 8th Review Conference" - Submitted by the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela on behalf of the Group of the Non-Aligned Movement and Other States

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    BWC/CONF.VIII/WP.24 - "Proposals for the Final Document of the Eighth Review Conference of the Biological and Toxin Weapon Convention (BTWC): Article by Article” - Submitted by the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela on behalf of the Group of the Non-Aligned Movement and Other States

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    BWC/CONF.VIII/WP.25 - "Proposals for the Final Document of the Eighth Review Conference of the Biological and Toxin Weapon Convention (BTWC): Final Declaration" - Submitted by the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela on behalf of the Group of the Non-Aligned Movement and Other States

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    BWC/CONF.VIII/WP.25/Corr.1 - "Proposals for the Final Document of the Eighth Review Conference of the Biological and Toxin Weapon Convention (BTWC): Final Declaration" - Submitted by the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela on behalf of the Group of the Non-Aligned Movement and Other States

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    BWC/CONF.VIII/WP.26 - "Proposals for the Final Document of the Eighth Review Conference of the Biological and Toxin Weapon Convention (BTWC): Intersessional Programme, Implementation Support Unit and Science and Technology" - Submitted by the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela on behalf of the Group of the Non-Aligned Movement and Other States

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    BWC/CONF.VIII/WP.26/Corr.1 - "Proposals for the Final Document of the Eighth Review Conference of the Biological and Toxin Weapon Convention (BTWC): Intersessional Programme, Implementation Support Unit and Science and Technology" - Submitted by the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela on behalf of the Group of the Non-Aligned Movement and Other States

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    BWC/CONF.VIII/WP.27 - "BWC Implementation Review Initiative – Canada’s report of the visit to Ottawa” - Submitted by Canada

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    BWC/CONF.VIII/WP.28 - "Convencion sobre la Prohibicion del Desarrollo, la Produccion y el Almacenamiento de Armas Bacteriologicas (Biologicas) y Toxinicas y sobre su Destruccion" - Submitted by Mexico

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    BWC/CONF.VIII/WP.29 - "Peer review visit exercise at the Bundeswehr Institute of Microbiology in Munich, Germany: Civil society observer report" - Submitted by Germany

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    BWC/CONF.VIII/WP.30* - "Proposal for the Development of a Model Code of Conduct for Biological Scientists under the Biological Weapons Convention" - Submitted by China and Pakistan

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    BWC/CONF.VIII/WP.31* - "Establishing a Non-Proliferation Export Control and International Cooperation Regime under the Framework of the Biological Weapons Convention" - Submitted by China and Pakistan

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    BWC/CONF.VIII/WP.32 - "A coordinated approach to enhancing bio-risk mitigation: National CBRN Action Plans" - Submitted by Cote d'Ivoire, Kenya, Montenegro and Uganda

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    BWC/CONF.VIII/WP.32/Corr.1 - "A coordinated approach to enhancing bio-risk mitigation: National CBRN Action Plans" Corrigendum - Submitted by Cote d'Ivoire, Gabon, Georgia, Kenya, Montenegro, Morocco, Philippines, Republic of Moldova, Serbia, Senegal and Uganda

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    BWC/CONF.VIII/WP.33 - "Ghana's Report on the BWC Implementation Review Exercise held in Accra, 19-20 October 2016" - Submitted by Ghana

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    BWC/CONF.VIII/WP.34 - "Implementation of Article VII" - Submitted by South Africa

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    BWC/CONF.VIII/WP.35 - "Building Confidence Through Voluntary Transparency Exercises" - Submitted by Belgium, Canada, Chile, Czech Republic, France, Ghana, Germany, Luxembourg, Mexico, the Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland and the United States of America

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    BWC/CONF.VIII/WP.36 - "Proposals for the Final Document of the Eighth Review Conference on the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention (BTWC): Strengthening Cooperation with International Organizations" - Submitted by Japan: Co-sponsored by Australia, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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    BWC/CONF.VIII/WP.37 - "Russia's Implementation of Article X of the Biological Weapons Convention" - Submitted by the Russian Federation

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    BWC/CONF.VIII/WP.38 - "Preparing for and Responding to Deliberate Events: Specific Proposals for Work Under Article VII Based on Examining Lessons Learned from the International Response to the Ebola Outbreak in West Africa" - Submitted by the United States of America

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    BWC/CONF.VIII/WP.39 - "Select International developments Relevant to Article VII of the BWC" - Submitted by the United States of America

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    BWC/CONF.VIII/WP.40 - "Taller Nacional Multisectorial Sobre Medidas de Fomento de la Confianza: Llenado del Informe" - Submitted by Mexico

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    BWC/CONF.VIII/WP.41 - "Ejercicio de Revision de la Implementacion Informe de Visita a Santiago de Chile" - Submitted by Chile

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    BWC/CONF.VIII/WP.42 - "Committee of the Whole: Proposal on Article IV" - Submitted by Argentina, Australia, Canada, France, Georgia, Germany, Japan, Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, Ukraine and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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    BWC/CONF.VIII/WP.43 - "Universalizacion" - Submitted by Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, and Peru

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    BWC/CONF.VIII/WP.44 - "Outcome of an International Workshop: "The Eighth Biological Weapons Convention Review Conference: Promoting BWC Implementation & Enhancing Global Biosecurity Governance"" - Submitted by Canada and China

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