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Meeting of States Parties (10-14 December 2012)

The 2012 Meeting of States Parties was held in the Palais des Nations from 10 to 14 December 2012. The meeting opened at 10:00 on Monday 10 December in Room XVIII.

The Meeting of States Parties was chaired by Ambassador Boujemâa Delmi of Algeria. In accordance with the decision of the Seventh Review Conference, the Meeting of States Parties considered the work of the Meeting of Experts (16-20 July 2012) on the three standing agenda items (cooperation and assistance, with a particular focus on strengthening cooperation and assistance under Article X; review of developments in the field of science and technology related to the Convention; and strengthening national implementation), as well as the biennial item of how to enable fuller participation in the Confidence-building Measures (CBMs).

Report of the Meeting of States Parties - BWC/MSP/2012/5

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BWC/MSP/2012/1/Rev.1 Revised provisional agenda

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BWC/MSP/2012/2 2012 Report of the Implementation Support Unit

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BWC/MSP/2012/3 Report on universalization activities

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BWC/MSP/2012/4 Provisional programme of work

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BWC/MSP/2012/5 Report of the Meeting of States Parties

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BWC/MSP/2012/L.1 Synthesis of considerations, lessons, perspectives, recommendations, conclusions and proposals drawn from the presentations, statements, working papers and interventions on the topic under discussion at the Meeting of Experts

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BWC/MSP/2012/INF.1 International activities of the Government of Canada related to Article X of the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention: Update 2012 - submitted by Canada

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BWC/MSP/2012/INF.2 List of participants

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BWC/MSP/2012/INF.2/Add.1 List of participants

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BWC/MSP/2012/WP.1 Next steps on the CBMs: some key questions for 2013 - submitted by the United Kingdom

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BWC/MSP/2012/WP.2 The crucial role of life scientists in the effective implementation of the BTWC - submitted by Poland

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BWC/MSP/2012/WP.3 The United States Government’s Bio-transparency and Openness Initiative - submitted by the United States of America

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BWC/MSP/2012/WP.4 Considerations and recommendations to inculcate awareness of the dual-use challenge into biosafety and biosecurity training and education for life scientists in States Parties - submitted by Canada

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BWC/MSP/2012/WP.5 National implementation measures in the Republic of Iraq - submitted by Iraq

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BWC/MSP/2012/WP.6 National implementation of the BTWC: compliance assessment: update - submitted by Canada, the Czech Republic and Switzerland

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BWC/MSP/2012/WP.7 The intersessional process: comments and proposals - submitted by South Africa

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BWC/MSP/2012/WP.8 Regional cooperative efforts to combat biological threats: the ASEAN Regional Forum workshops - submitted by Australia, the Philippines and the United States of America

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BWC/MSP/2012/WP.9 “Código de Conducta para Científicos”. Presentado por Chile, Colombia, España, Italia y México (informal English translation included)

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BWC/MSP/2012/WP.10 International cooperation - Submitted by China (informal English translation included)

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BWC/MSP/2012/WP.11 We need to talk about compliance. Submitted by Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand and Switzerland

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BWC/MSP/2012/WP.12 Etude de l’UNIDIR sur la création d’un mécanisme de revue par les pairs dans le cadre de la Convention d’interdiction des armes biologiques et à toxines. Présenté par la France (Body text in English)

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