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2003 - 2005 Intersessional Process

This page contains information about past official meetings of the States Parties to the Biological Weapons Convention, in reverse chronological order. All meetings were held in Geneva.


Show details for Meeting of States Parties in 2005 (5 – 9 December 2005)Meeting of States Parties in 2005 (5 – 9 December 2005)

Show details for Meeting of Experts in 2005 (13 – 24 June 2005)Meeting of Experts in 2005 (13 – 24 June 2005)

Hide details for Meeting of States Parties in 2004 (6 – 10 December 2004)Meeting of States Parties in 2004 (6 – 10 December 2004)

The 2004 Meeting of States Parties was chaired by Peter Goosen of South Africa. It met to discuss, and promote common understanding and effective action on mechanisms for the surveillance, detection, diagnosis and combating of infectious diseases affecting humans, animals, and plants, as well as on capabilities for responding to, investigating and mitigating the effects of cases of alleged use of biological or toxin weapons or suspicious outbreaks of disease. It was attended by 89 States Parties, 5 Signatory States, 2 Observer States, 4 international organizations and 14 non-governmental organizations.

BWC/MSP/2004/1 Provisional Agenda

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BWC/MSP/2004/2 Provisional Programme of Work for the Meeting of States Parties

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BWC/MSP/2004/3 Report of the Meeting of States Parties

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BWC/MSP/2004/L.1 Synthesis of Considerations, Lessons, Perspectives, Recommendations, Conclusions and Proposals Drawn from the Presentations, Statements, Working Papers and Interventions Made by Delegations on the Topics Under Discussion at the Meeting of Experts - Prepared by the Chairman

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BWC/MSP/2004/CRP.1 Draft Report of the Meeting of States Parties

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BWC/MSP/2004/INF.1 The World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) - Prepared by the Secretariat

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BWC/MSP/2004/INF.2 List of States Parties to the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production and Stockpiling of Bacteriological (Biological) Weapons and on Their Destruction - Prepared by the Secretariat

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BWC/MSP/2004/INF.3 List of Participants

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BWC/MSP/2004/INF.3/Add.1 List of Participants

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BWC/MSP/2004/MISC.1 Provisional List of Participants

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BWC/MSP/2004/MISC.2 Capacidades Nacionales E Internacionales Para Responder, Investigar Y Mitigar Los Efectos de Casos de Supuesto de Armas Biologicas O Toxinicas O de Brotos Sospechosos de Enfermedades - Submitted by Argentina

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BWC/MSP/2004/MISC.3 Esfuerzos Nacionales E Internacionales Para La Vigilancia, Deteccion, Diagnostico Y Combate De Las Enfermedades Infecciosas Que Afecten A Humanos, Animales Y Plantas - Submitted by Argentina

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BWC/MSP/2004/MISC.4 Paper on Investigation - Submitted by Iran

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BWC/MSP/2004/MISC.5 Paper on Surveillance - Submitted by Iran

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Show details for Meeting of Experts in 2004 (19 – 30 July 2004)Meeting of Experts in 2004 (19 – 30 July 2004)

Hide details for Meeting of States Parties in 2003 (10 – 14 November 2003)Meeting of States Parties in 2003 (10 – 14 November 2003)

The 2003 Meeting of States Parties was chaired by Ambassador Tibor Toth of Hungary. It met to discuss, and promote common understanding and effective action on national measures to implement the prohibitions set forth in the Convention as well as on national mechanisms to establish and maintain the security and oversight of pathogenic microorganisms and toxins. It was attended by 92 States Parties, 4 Signatory States, 2 Observer States, 2 international organizations and 9 non-governmental organizations.

BWC/MSP/2003/1 Provisional Agenda

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BWC/MSP/2003/2 Provisional Programme of Work for the Meeting of States Parties

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BWC/MSP/2003/3 Annotated Provisional Agenda for the Meeting of States Parties

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BWC/MSP/2003/4 Report of the Meeting of States Parties Vol. I

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BWC/MSP/2003/4 Report of the Meeting of States Parties Vol. II

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BWC/MSP/2003/INF.1 List of Participants

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BWC/MSP/2003/INF.2 List of States Parties to the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production and Stockpiling of Bacteriological (Biological) Weapons and on Their Destruction

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BWC/MSP/2003/WP.1 Working Paper Submitted by the Netherlands

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BWC/MSP/2003/WP.2 Working Paper Submitted by the Federal Republic of Germany: Core Elements of National Measures to Implement the Prohibitions Contained in the BTWC

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BWC/MSP/2003/WP.3 Working Paper Submitted by the Federal Republic of Germany: Core Elements of National Mechanisms to Establish and Maintain the Security and Oversight of Dangerous Microorganisms and Toxins

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BWC/MSP/2003/WP.4 Working Paper Submitted by the Federal Republic of Germany: Sources of Expert Advice on National BTWC Implementing Legislation and Legislation on Security and Oversight of Dangerous Pathogens in the Federal Republic of Germany

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BWC/MSP/2003/WP.5 Working Paper Submitted by Japan: Japan's BWC Implementing Law

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BWC/MSP/2003/WP.5/Add.1 Working Paper Submitted by Japan: Japan's BWC Implementing Law

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BWC/MSP/2003/WP.6 Working Paper Submitted by the Russian Federation: Answers to the Questionnaire on National Legislation Ensuring Compliance with the Convention on the Prohibition of Biological and Toxin Weapons

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BWC/MSP/2003/WP.7 Working Paper Submitted by the Russian Federation: On the Procedure for the Management of Microorganisms of the Pathogenicity Groups I – IV in the Territory of the Russian Federation

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BWC/MSP/2003/WP.8 Working Paper Submitted by Italy: the Italian National Committee for Biosafety and Biotechnology

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BWC/MSP/2003/WP.9 Working Paper Submitted by Switzerland: National Surveillance of Activities with Pathogenic and Genetically Modified Organisms

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BWC/MSP/2003/WP.10 Working Paper Submitted by the Netherlands

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Show details for Meeting of Experts in 2003 (18-29 August 2003)Meeting of Experts in 2003 (18-29 August 2003)