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
Documents, Statements and Other Resources
Official Documents of the Meeting
Compendiums of National Approaches
Remarks from the Chair
Statements and Presentations
Statements by Non-Governmental Organisations
Public sessions of the Meeting of Experts were webcast live over the internet.
Opening Session - Monday 23 August 2010 AM
Opening Session Continued - Monday 23 August 2010 PM
Working Session 1 - Tuesday 24 August 2010 AM
Working Session 2 - Tuesday 24 August 2010 PM
Working Session 3 - Wednesday 25 August 2010 AM
Working Session 4 - Wednesday 25 August 2010 PM
Working Session 5 - Thursday 26 August 2010 AM
Discussion Panel and Working Session 6 - Thursday 26 August 2010 PM
Working Session 7 and Closing Session - Friday 27 August 2010 AM
Interactive Discussion Panel
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).