Meeting of Experts (20-24 August 2007) - Strengthening Barriers Against Biological Weapons
The 2007 Meeting of Experts was held in the Palais des Nations from 20 to 24 August 2007. The meeting was open to all States Parties and signatories to the Biological Weapons Convention. States not party to the BWC and intergovernmental organizations participated in the meeting as observers. Non-governmental organizations attended public sessions of the meeting.
Monday, 20 August - PM Session
Tuesday, 21 August – AM Session
Tuesday, 21 August – PM Session
Wednesday, 22 August – AM Session
Wednesday, 22 August – PM Session
Thursday, 23 August – AM Session
Friday, 24 August – AM Session
Presentations to the Meeting of Experts
Statements by Non-Governmental Organizations
The Meeting of Experts was chaired by Ambassador Masood Khan of Pakistan. In accordance with the decision of the Sixth Review Conference, the Meeting of Experts discussed, and promoted common understanding and effective action on:
1. Ways and means to enhance national implementation, including enforcement of national legislation, strengthening of national institutions and coordination among national law enforcement institutions.
2. Regional and sub-regional cooperation on implementation of the Convention.
Launch of the Implementation Support Unit: The ISU was officially launched at a reception on the frist day of the meeting, at 17:30 on Monday 20 August in the Escargot Bar in the Palais des Nations. For more information see the page on the Launch of the ISU.
Outcome of the Meeting of Experts: The meeting concluded on 24 August by adopting its report by consensus
Official Documents for the Meeting of Experts
Statements to the Meeting of Experts
The following statements are listed alphabetically (as opposed to the order in which they were made)
Monday, 20 August - AM Session
On the afternoon of 20 August, NGOs addressed an informal session of the meeting. Delegates heard statements from:
Press Releases for the Meeting of Experts
Side Events at the Meeting of Experts