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Meeting of Experts (23-27 August 2010)

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The 2010 Meeting of Experts was held in the Palais des Nations from 23 to 27 August 2010. It was chaired by Ambassador Pedro Oyarce of Chile. In accordance with the decision of the Sixth Review Conference, the Meeting of Experts 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.


BWC/MSP/2010/MX/3 Report of the Meeting of Experts

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On Thursday 26 August 2010, from 15.00 to 16,00 (here in Geneva) the Meeting of Experts held a discussion panel on "scientific and technological advances relevant to responding to alleged use of biological weapons". The panel included some of the worlds pre-eminent experts in a variety of relevant fields. They explored issues of interest to them (e.g. Randy Murch explored an International Microbial Forensics Capability). For the first time, a meeting of the BWC took questions over the internet (via Twitter) which were then posed to panelists. The event was streamed, live, back over the internet (via uStream: http://www.ustream.tv/user/bwcisu).