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Disarmament

Regional Groups in the Biological Weapons Convention

Similar to many other international instruments and organizations, the States Parties to the Biological Weapons Convention have organized themselves into three groups to facilitate their preparations and discussions. The groups include the Eastern European Group (EG), the Group of the Non-Aligned Movement and Other States (NAM), and the Western Group (WG).

The membership of these groups differs from those found in other forums, despite the similar names. For example, the Western Group of the BWC has a different membership from the Western European and Others Group (WEOG) of the General Assembly, and the group of NAM and Other States in the BWC includes China, which is not a member of the Non-Aligned Movement or similar groups in other forums.

Each group has a coordinator who speaks on behalf of the group and is responsible for organising and chairing the meetings of that group. The current coordinators and members of each group are listed below:

Eastern European Group (EG)

Coordinator: Hungary

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  1. Albania
  2. Armenia
  3. Azerbaijan
  4. Belarus
  5. Bosnia-Herzegovina
  6. Bulgaria
  7. Croatia
  8. Czech Republic
  9. Estonia
  10. Georgia
  11. Hungary
  12. Kazakhstan
  13. Kyrgyzstan
  14. Latvia
  15. Lithuania
  16. Montenegro
  17. Poland
  18. Republic of Moldova
  19. Romania
  20. Russian Federation
  21. Serbia
  22. Slovakia
  23. Slovenia
  24. Tajikistan
  25. The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
  26. Turkmenistan
  27. Ukraine
  28. Uzbekistan

Group of the Non-Aligned Movement and Other States (NAM)

Coordinator: Iran (Islamic Republic of)

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  1. Afghanistan
  2. Algeria
  3. Antigua and Barbuda
  4. Bahamas
  5. Bahrain
  6. Bangladesh
  7. Barbados
  8. Belize
  9. Benin
  10. Bhutan
  11. Bolivia
  12. Botswana
  13. Brazil
  14. Brunei Darussalam
  15. Burkina Faso
  16. Burundi
  17. Cambodia
  18. Cameroon
  19. Cape Verde
  20. Chile
  21. China
  22. Colombia
  23. Congo
  24. Cook Islands
  25. Costa Rica
  26. Cuba
  27. Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
  28. Democratic Republic of the Congo
  29. Dominica
  30. Dominican Republic
  31. Ecuador
  32. El Salvador
  33. Equatorial Guinea
  34. Ethiopia
  35. Fiji
  36. Gabon
  37. Gambia
  38. Ghana
  39. Grenada
  40. Guatemala
  41. Guinea-Bissau
  42. Guyana
  43. Honduras
  44. India
  45. Indonesia
  46. Iran (Islamic Republic of)
  47. Iraq
  48. Jamaica
  49. Jordan
  50. Kenya
  51. Kuwait
  52. Lao People’s Democratic Republic
  53. Lebanon
  54. Lesotho
  55. Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
  56. Madagascar
  57. Malawi
  58. Malaysia
  59. Maldives
  60. Mali
  61. Marshall Islands
  62. Mauritius
  63. Mexico
  64. Mongolia
  65. Morocco
  66. Mozambique
  67. Nauru
  68. Nicaragua
  69. Niger
  70. Nigeria
  71. Oman
  72. Palau
  73. Pakistan
  74. Panama
  75. Papua New Guinea
  76. Paraguay
  77. Peru
  78. Philippines
  79. Qatar
  80. Rwanda
  81. Saint Kitts and Nevis
  82. Saint Lucia
  83. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  84. Sao Tome and Principe
  85. Saudi Arabia
  86. Senegal
  87. Seychelles
  88. Sierra Leone
  89. Singapore
  90. Solomon Islands
  91. South Africa
  92. Sri Lanka
  93. Sudan
  94. Suriname
  95. Swaziland
  96. Thailand
  97. Timor Leste
  98. Togo
  99. Tonga
  100. Trinidad and Tobago
  101. Tunisia
  102. Uganda
  103. United Arab Emirates
  104. Uruguay
  105. Vanuatu
  106. Venezuela
  107. Viet Nam
  108. Yemen
  109. Zambia
  110. Zimbabwe

Western Group (WG)

Coordinator: Australia

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