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Preparatory Committee of the Seventh Review Conference

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The Preparatory Committee of the Seventh Review Conference was held in the Palais des Nations from 13 to 15 April 2011. It was chaired by Ambassador Paul van den IJssel of the Netherlands. The Preparatory Committee prepared the way for the Seventh Review Conference of the Biological Weapons Convention which is due to be held in Geneva from 5 to 22 December 2011.




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The Preparatory Committee concluded its work on 14 April and adopted its report by consensus.

BWC/CONF.VII/PC/2 Report of the Preparatory Committee

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Monday 11 April:

No events.

Tuesday 12 April:

International Security and Biopolicy Institute: Violently Inflected Disease: The Need for New Law -- 10.00 to 11.30, Room XXIV

Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), Sweden and the United Kingdom: Addressing Future Challenges to the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention in Connection with Scientific and Technological Developments -- 15.00 to 16.30, Room XXIV

Harvard Sussex Program: Options and Proposals for BWC Science and Technology Reviews -- 16.30 to 18.00, Room XXIV

Wednesday 13 April:

University of Bradford & IAP - The Global Network of Science Academies: Preparing for the 7th Review Conference & Strengthening the Biological Weapons Convention through Education -- 13.00 to 15.00, Room XXIV

Thursday 14 April:

IAP - The Global Network of Science Academies: Trends in Science and Technology Relevant to the BWC -- 09.00 to 10.00, Room XXIV

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

Friday 15 April:

No events.