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Membership of the Biological Weapons Convention



The Biological Weapons Convention currently has 178 States Parties and six signatories. There are 12 states which have neither signed nor ratified the Convention.

For information on ratifying or acceding to the Convention, please click here.



About The Interactive Map
The interactive map above displays a variety of information of relevance to the BWC. The colour of each country indicates it's status as either a State Party, signatory, or non-State Party to the Biological Weapons Convention.

You can zoom in, zoom out and re-center the map using the tool-kit on its upper left hand side. Hovering above different countries will also reveal information about their State Party status, signature, accession and/or ratification date, their regional group status, and the number of Conferences and Meetings they have attended since the entry into force of the Convention.


Lists of States Parties, Signatories and States not Party

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  1. Afghanistan
  2. Albania
  3. Algeria
  4. Andorra
  5. Angola
  6. Antigua and Barbuda
  7. Argentina
  8. Armenia
  9. Australia
  10. Austria
  11. Azerbaijan
  12. Bahamas
  13. Bahrain
  14. Bangladesh
  15. Barbados
  16. Belarus
  17. Belgium
  18. Belize
  19. Benin
  20. Bhutan
  21. Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
  22. Bosnia-Herzegovina
  23. Botswana
  24. Brazil
  25. Brunei Darussalam
  26. Bulgaria
  27. Burkina Faso
  28. Burundi
  29. Cambodia
  30. Cameroon
  31. Canada
  32. Cape Verde
  33. Chile
  34. China
  35. Colombia
  36. Congo
  37. Cook Islands
  38. Costa Rica
  39. Côte d'Ivoire
  40. Croatia
  41. Cuba
  42. Cyprus
  43. Czech Republic
  44. Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
  45. Democratic Republic of the Congo
  46. Denmark
  47. Dominica
  48. Dominican Republic
  49. Ecuador
  50. El Salvador
  51. Equatorial Guinea
  52. Estonia
  53. Ethiopia
  54. Fiji
  55. Finland
  56. France
  57. Gabon
  58. Gambia
  59. Georgia
  60. Germany
  61. Ghana
  62. Greece
  63. Grenada
  64. Guatemala
  65. Guinea
  66. Guinea-Bissau
  67. Guyana
  68. Holy See
  69. Honduras
  70. Hungary
  71. Iceland
  72. India
  73. Indonesia
  74. Iran (Islamic Republic of)
  75. Iraq
  76. Ireland
  77. Italy
  78. Jamaica
  79. Japan
  80. Jordan
  81. Kazakhstan
  82. Kenya
  83. Kuwait
  84. Kyrgyzstan
  85. Lao People’s Democratic Republic
  86. Latvia
  87. Lebanon
  88. Lesotho
  89. Liberia
  90. Libya
  91. Liechtenstein
  92. Lithuania
  93. Luxembourg
  94. Madagascar
  95. Malawi
  96. Malaysia
  97. Maldives
  98. Mali
  99. Malta
  100. Marshall Islands
  101. Mauritania
  102. Mauritius
  103. Mexico
  104. Monaco
  105. Mongolia
  106. Montenegro
  107. Morocco
  108. Mozambique
  109. Myanmar
  110. Nauru
  111. Nepal
  112. Netherlands
  113. New Zealand
  114. Nicaragua
  115. Niger
  116. Nigeria
  117. Norway
  118. Oman
  119. Pakistan
  120. Palau
  121. Panama
  122. Papua New Guinea
  123. Paraguay
  124. Peru
  125. Philippines
  126. Poland
  127. Portugal
  128. Qatar
  129. Republic of Korea
  130. Republic of Moldova
  131. Romania
  132. Russian Federation
  133. Rwanda
  134. Saint Kitts and Nevis
  135. Saint Lucia
  136. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  137. San Marino
  138. Sao Tome and Principe
  139. Saudi Arabia
  140. Senegal
  141. Serbia
  142. Seychelles
  143. Sierra Leone
  144. Singapore
  145. Slovakia
  146. Slovenia
  147. Solomon Islands
  148. South Africa
  149. Spain
  150. Sri Lanka
  151. Sudan
  152. Suriname
  153. Swaziland
  154. Sweden
  155. Switzerland
  156. Tajikistan
  157. Thailand
  158. The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
  159. Timor-Leste
  160. Togo
  161. Tonga
  162. Trinidad and Tobago
  163. Tunisia
  164. Turkey
  165. Turkmenistan
  166. Uganda
  167. Ukraine
  168. United Arab Emirates
  169. United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
  170. United States of America
  171. Uruguay
  172. Uzbekistan
  173. Vanuatu
  174. Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
  175. Viet Nam
  176. Yemen
  177. Zambia
  178. Zimbabwe



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  1. Chad
  2. Comoros
  3. Djibouti
  4. Eritrea
  5. Israel
  6. Kiribati
  7. Micronesia (Federated States of)
  8. Namibia
  9. Niue
  10. Samoa
  11. South Sudan
  12. Tuvalu