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Meeting of States Parties (10-14 December 2007) - From Adjacency to Synergy

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The 2007 Meeting of States Parties was held in the Palais des Nations from 10 to 14 December 2007. Ninety-five States Parties and six signatories participated in the meeting, which was chaired by Ambassador Masood Khan of Pakistan. In accordance with the decision of the Sixth Review Conference, the Meeting of States Parties considered the work of the Meeting of Experts (20-24 August 2007) to discuss, and promote common understanding and effective action on:

1. Ways and means to enhance national implementation, including enforcement of national legislation, strengthening of national institutions and coordination among national law enforcement institutions.

2. Regional and sub-regional cooperation on implementation of the Convention.


Outcome of the Meeting of States Parties: The meeting concluded on 14 December by adopting its report by consensus.

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BWC/MSP/2007/1 Provisional Agenda

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BWC/MSP/2007/2 Provisional Programme of Work

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BWC/MSP/2007/3 Report of the Implementation Support Unit

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BWC/MSP/2007/4 Report of the Chairman on Universalization Activities

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BWC/MSP/2007/5 Report of the Meeting of States Parties

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BWC/MSP/2007/INF.1 List of Participants

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BWC/MSP/2007/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/2007/WP.1 The BTWC and Bioincident and Biocrime Databases - Submitted by Germany

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BWC/MSP/2007/WP.2 Legal Implementation and Enforcement - Submitted by Germany on behalf of the European Union

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BWC/MSP/2007/WP.3 Supporting the BTWC Implementation Support Unit - Submitted by Netherlands on behalf of the European Union

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BWC/MSP/2007/WP.4 La Soumission des Mesures de Confiance (MDC) - Présenté par France au nom de l’Union européenne

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BWC/MSP/2007/WP.5 Assistance and Cooperation in the Framework of the Implementation and Universalization of the BTWC - Submitted by Portugal on behalf of the European Union

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BWC/MSP/2007/WP.6 Assistance Activities for Implementing BTWC Legislation in Peru - Submitted by Portugal on behalf of the European Union and Peru

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BWC/MSP/2007/WP.7 Brazil's National Program for the Promotion of Dialogue between the Private Sector and the Government in matters related to Sensitive Assets (PRONABENS) - Submitted by Brazil

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BWC/MSP/2007/WP.8 Nigerian Experience of the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention - Submitted by Nigeria

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BWC/MSP/2007/WP.9 Proposal for Improving National Implementation of the Convention and Regional and Sub-Regional Cooperation - Submitted by Cuba on behalf of the Non-Aligned Movement and Other States

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BWC/MSP/2007/WP.10 Working Paper on National Implementation of the Convention in All Its Aspects as well as on International, Regional, Sub-Regional and Bilateral Cooperation - Submitted by Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Chile, Ecuador, Guatemala, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)

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BWC/MSP/2007/WP.11 National Data Collection Processes for CBM Submissions - Submitted by Switzerland

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