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Membership of the Biological Weapons Convention



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



Hide details for SignatoriesSignatories
  1. Central African Republic
  2. Egypt
  3. Haiti
  4. Liberia
  5. Nepal
  6. Somalia
  7. Syrian Arab Republic
  8. United Republic of Tanzania

Hide details for States not partyStates not party
  1. Angola
  2. Chad
  3. Comoros
  4. Djibouti
  5. Eritrea
  6. Guinea
  7. Israel
  8. Kiribati
  9. Micronesia (Federated States of)
  10. Namibia
  11. Niue
  12. Samoa
  13. South Sudan
  14. Tuvalu