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Membership of the Biological Weapons Convention



The Biological Weapons Convention currently has 175 States Parties and 8 signatories. There are 13 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-Bissau
  66. Guyana
  67. Holy See
  68. Honduras
  69. Hungary
  70. Iceland
  71. India
  72. Indonesia
  73. Iran (Islamic Republic of)
  74. Iraq
  75. Ireland
  76. Italy
  77. Jamaica
  78. Japan
  79. Jordan
  80. Kazakhstan
  81. Kenya
  82. Kuwait
  83. Kyrgyzstan
  84. Lao People’s Democratic Republic
  85. Latvia
  86. Lebanon
  87. Lesotho
  88. Libya
  89. Liechtenstein
  90. Lithuania
  91. Luxembourg
  92. Madagascar
  93. Malawi
  94. Malaysia
  95. Maldives
  96. Mali
  97. Malta
  98. Marshall Islands
  99. Mauritania
  100. Mauritius
  101. Mexico
  102. Monaco
  103. Mongolia
  104. Montenegro
  105. Morocco
  106. Mozambique
  107. Myanmar
  108. Nauru
  109. Netherlands
  110. New Zealand
  111. Nicaragua
  112. Niger
  113. Nigeria
  114. Norway
  115. Oman
  116. Pakistan
  117. Palau
  118. Panama
  119. Papua New Guinea
  120. Paraguay
  121. Peru
  122. Philippines
  123. Poland
  124. Portugal
  125. Qatar
  126. Republic of Korea
  127. Republic of Moldova
  128. Romania
  129. Russian Federation
  130. Rwanda
  131. Saint Kitts and Nevis
  132. Saint Lucia
  133. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  134. San Marino
  135. Sao Tome and Principe
  136. Saudi Arabia
  137. Senegal
  138. Serbia
  139. Seychelles
  140. Sierra Leone
  141. Singapore
  142. Slovakia
  143. Slovenia
  144. Solomon Islands
  145. South Africa
  146. Spain
  147. Sri Lanka
  148. Sudan
  149. Suriname
  150. Swaziland
  151. Sweden
  152. Switzerland
  153. Tajikistan
  154. Thailand
  155. The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
  156. Timor-Leste
  157. Togo
  158. Tonga
  159. Trinidad and Tobago
  160. Tunisia
  161. Turkey
  162. Turkmenistan
  163. Uganda
  164. Ukraine
  165. United Arab Emirates
  166. United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
  167. United States of America
  168. Uruguay
  169. Uzbekistan
  170. Vanuatu
  171. Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
  172. Viet Nam
  173. Yemen
  174. Zambia
  175. Zimbabwe



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