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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)

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

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

The 2004 Meeting of Experts 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 87 States Parties, 4 Signatory States, 2 Observer States, 4 international organizations and 11 non-governmental organizations.

BWC/MSP/2004/MX/1 Provisional Agenda for the Meeting of Experts

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BWC/MSP/2004/MX/2 Revised Provisional Programme of Work for the Meeting of Experts

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BWC/MSP/2004/MX/2/Rev.1 Revised Provisional Programme of Work for the Meeting of Experts

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BWC/MSP/2004/MX/3 Report of the Meeting of Experts

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BWC/MSP/2004/MX/INF.1/Summary Mechanisms being implemented for Disease Surveillance by Intergovernmental Organizations (World Health Organization (WHO), Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO), World Organization for Animal Health / Office International des Epizooties (OIE)) and Significant Mechanisms being Implemented for Disease Surveillance by Non-Governmental Organizations - Background paper prepared by the Secretariat

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BWC/MSP/2004/MX/INF.1 Mechanisms being implemented for Disease Surveillance by Intergovernmental Organizations (World Health Organization (WHO), Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO), World Organization for Animal Health / Office International des Epizooties (OIE)) and Significant Mechanisms being Implemented for Disease Surveillance by Non-Governmental Organizations - Background paper prepared by the Secretariat

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BWC/MSP/2004/MX/INF.2/Summary Mechanisms being Implemented for Response to Outbreaks of Disease by Intergovernmental Organizations (World Health Organization (WHO), Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO), World Organization for Animal Health / Office International des Epizooties (OIE)) - Background paper prepared by the Secretariat

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BWC/MSP/2004/MX/INF.2 Mechanisms being Implemented for Response to Outbreaks of Disease by Intergovernmental Organizations (World Health Organization (WHO), Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO), World Organization for Animal Health / Office International des Epizooties (OIE)) - Background paper prepared by the Secretariat

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BWC/MSP/2004/MX/INF.2/Amend.1 Mechanisms being Implemented for Response to Outbreaks of Disease by Intergovernmental Organizations (World Health Organization (WHO), Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO), World Organization for Animal Health / Office International des Epizooties (OIE)) - Background paper prepared by the Secretariat

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BWC/MSP/2004/MX/INF.3/Summary Mechanisms Available to States Parties to Investigate the Alleged Use of Biological or Toxin Weapons and to Provide Assistance in Such Cases - Background paper prepared by the Secretariat

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BWC/MSP/2004/MX/INF.3 Mechanisms Available to States Parties to Investigate the Alleged Use of Biological or Toxin Weapons and to Provide Assistance in Such Cases - Background paper prepared by the Secretariat

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BWC/MSP/2004/MX/INF.4 List of states parties to the convention on the prohibition of the development, production and stockpiling of bacteriological (biological) and toxin weapons and on their destruction, as at July 2004 - Prepared by the Secretariat

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BWC/MSP/2004/MX/INF.5 List of Participants

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BWC/MSP/2004/MX/CRP.1 Draft Report of the Meeting of Experts

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

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BWC/MSP/2004/MX/MISC.2 Information Submitted by Argentina on National and Regional Institutions and Mechanisms for Disease Surveillance - Note by the Secretariat

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BWC/MSP/2004/MX/MISC.3 Presentations Submitted by the United States - Note by the Secretariat

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BWC/MSP/2004/MX/WP.1 From "Farm-to-Fork" - How to Improve Surveillance of the Food Supply Chain - Submitted by Germany

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BWC/MSP/2004/MX/WP.2 Electronic Outbreak Reporting System for Public Health Surveillance in Germany - Submitted by Germany

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BWC/MSP/2004/MX/WP.3 A Procedure for Differentiating Between the Intentional Release of Biological Warfare Agents and Natural Outbreaks of Disease: Its Use in Analyzing the Tularemia Outbreak in Kosovo in 1999 and 2000 - Submitted by Germany

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BWC/MSP/2004/MX/WP.4 Rapid Procedures for the Detection of Biological Warfare Agents and Diagnosis of Related Disorders - Submitted by Germany

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BWC/MSP/2004/MX/WP.5 Reporting and Surveillance of Diseases in Germany - Submitted by Germany

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BWC/MSP/2004/MX/WP.6 Combating Infectious Diseases - The German Way to Improve Preparedness - Submitted by Germany

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BWC/MSP/2004/MX/WP.7 Enhancing International Capabilities for Responding to and Mitigating the Effects of Outbreaks of Diseases - How to Overcome Legal Problems - Submitted by Germany

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BWC/MSP/2004/MX/WP.8 German Contributions to Mitigating the Effects of Diseases - Submitted by Germany

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BWC/MSP/2004/MX/WP.9 Diagnostic Tools and Structures for Detecting Suspicious Outbreaks of Infectious Diseases - Submitted by Germany

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BWC/MSP/2004/MX/WP.10 United Nations involvement in investigating the possible use of biological weapons - Submitted by Germany

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BWC/MSP/2004/MX/WP.11 International Co-Operation for Disease Surveillance - Submitted by South Africa

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BWC/MSP/2004/MX/WP.12 Human Infectious Disease Surveillance - Submitted by South Africa

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BWC/MSP/2004/MX/WP.13 Plant Health Surveillance in South Africa - Submitted by South Africa

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BWC/MSP/2004/MX/WP.14 Animal Disease Surveillance in South Africa - Submitted by South Africa

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BWC/MSP/2004/MX/WP.15 Cases of Alleged Use of Biological or Toxin Weapons or Suspicious Outbreaks of Disease: Enhancing International Capabilities for Responding to, Investigating and Mitigating the Effects - Submitted by South Africa

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BWC/MSP/2004/MX/WP.16 Improving International Capabilities for Responding to, Investigating, and Mitigating the Effects of Cases of Alleged Use of Biological or Toxin Weapons or Suspicious Outbreaks of Disease – The Need for Enhanced Co-Operation Between Law Enforcement, Defence, and Public Health Actors - Submitted by Sweden

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BWC/MSP/2004/MX/WP.17 A Short Introduction to the Swedish System to Manage Outbreaks of Infectious Diseases Among Humans and Animals - Submitted by Sweden

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BWC/MSP/2004/MX/WP.18 Surveillance of infectious diseases - Submitted by the Chinese delegation

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BWC/MSP/2004/MX/WP.19 Enhancing international capabilities for responding to, investigating and mitigating the effects of cases of alleged use of biological or toxin weapons or suspicious outbreaks of diseases - Submitted by China

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BWC/MSP/2004/MX/WP.20 Tools and Technologies for the Surveillance, Detection and Diagnosis of Infectious Diseases and Intoxinations - Submitted by the United Kingdom

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BWC/MSP/2004/MX/WP.21 Prevention, Investigation and Control of Human Infectious Disease - Submitted by the United Kingdom

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BWC/MSP/2004/MX/WP.22 Animal Disease Control in the United Kingdom - Submitted by the United Kingdom

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BWC/MSP/2004/MX/WP.23 Plant Pest and Disease Control in the United Kingdom - Submitted by the United Kingdom

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BWC/MSP/2004/MX/WP.24 Safety of Food and Water in the United Kingdom - Submitted by the United Kingdom

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BWC/MSP/2004/MX/WP.25 Australian Disease Surveillance and Response Systems: Humans - Submitted by Australia

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BWC/MSP/2004/MX/WP.26 The Role of the World Health Organisation in Infectious Disease Surveillance: Australian Perspective - Submitted by Australia

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BWC/MSP/2004/MX/WP.27 Regional Networks: The Case for Integration and Coordination - Submitted by Australia

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BWC/MSP/2004/MX/WP.28 Disease Surveillance in Australia: Animal Diseases - Submitted by Australia

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BWC/MSP/2004/MX/WP.29 Improving Regional Surveillance Efforts: Animal Health - Australia’s Contribution - Submitted by Australia

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BWC/MSP/2004/MX/WP.30 Disease Surveillance in Australia: Plant Diseases - Submitted by Australia

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BWC/MSP/2004/MX/WP.31 Mitigation of Intentional Outbreaks of Human Disease - Submitted by Australia

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BWC/MSP/2004/MX/WP.32 An Australian Framework for Responses to Unusual Outbreaks of Animal Disease - Submitted by Australia

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BWC/MSP/2004/MX/WP.33 PLANTPLAN: Australian Emergency Plant Pest Response Plan - Submitted by Australia

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BWC/MSP/2004/MX/WP.34 Detection and Monitoring Survey of Invasive Plant Pests in Japan - Submitted by Japan

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BWC/MSP/2004/MX/WP.35 Enhancing capabilities for responding to a natural or deliberate epidemic of infectious diseases in Japan - Submitted by Japan

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BWC/MSP/2004/MX/WP.36 Laboratory Clusters: Integrated Networks for Enhanced Response and Consequence Management - Submitted by Canada

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BWC/MSP/2004/MX/WP.37 CBRN Consolidated Risk Assessment: A Structured Approach to Prevention, Preparedness and Response Planning and S&T Investments - Submitted by Canada

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BWC/MSP/2004/MX/WP.38* The Canadian Public Health Laboratory Network - Submitted by Canada

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BWC/MSP/2004/MX/WP.39 The Urban-Rural Divide: Surveillance and Protection of Communities - Submitted by Canada

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BWC/MSP/2004/MX/WP.40 Research on prevention of bioterrorism: Overview of recent developments and actions at European Community level - Submitted by the Netherlands

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BWC/MSP/2004/MX/WP.41 Disease Reporting by the Netherlands Armed Forces - Submitted by the Netherlands

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BWC/MSP/2004/MX/WP.42 Tasks and role of the European Commission in outbreak investigation, communicable disease surveillance and Health Security - Submitted by the Netherlands

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BWC/MSP/2004/MX/WP.43 Mechanism for implementation of state control over dangerous infectious human diseases in the Russian Federation - Submitted by the Russian Federation

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BWC/MSP/2004/MX/WP.44 Approaches to Some Elements of the Mechanism for Investigation of Cases of Alleged Use of Biological Weapons - Submitted by the Russian Federation

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BWC/MSP/2004/MX/WP.45 On the Epizootological Monitoring System in the Russian Federation - Submitted by the Russian Federation

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BWC/MSP/2004/MX/WP.46 Consideraciones generales sobre el mecanismo de seguimiento adoptado durante la sesión reanudada de la quinta conferencia de examen de los estados partes en la convención sobre la prohibición del desarrollo, la producción y el almacenamiento de armas bacteriológicas (biológicas) y toxínicas y sobre su destrucción - Presentado por la República de Cuba

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BWC/MSP/2004/MX/WP.47 National system of epidemiological surveillance in Ukraine - Submitted by Ukraine

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BWC/MSP/2004/MX/WP.48 System of delivering information on infectious disease incidence and outbreaks of infectious diseases in Ukraine - Submitted by Ukraine

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BWC/MSP/2004/MX/WP.49 Responding to and mitigating the effects of suspicious outbreaks of disease: System of organization of specific indication of bacterial (biological) means - Submitted by Ukraine

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BWC/MSP/2004/MX/WP.50 Prevention of occurrence of infectious diseases due to epizootic and microbiological environmental monitoring - Submitted by Ukraine

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BWC/MSP/2004/MX/WP.51/Rev.1 A modelling programme on bio-incidents - Submitted by the United Kingdom

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BWC/MSP/2004/MX/WP.52 Strengthening of the national regulatory activity as a mechanism for the surveillance, detection, diagnosis and combating of infectious diseases affecting humans, animals and plants - Submitted by the Republic of Cuba

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BWC/MSP/2004/MX/WP.53 Real-Time Symptom Surveillance – Experience in the United Kingdom Using the “Portable Remote Illness and Symptoms Monitor” (PRISM) - Submitted by the United Kingdom

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BWC/MSP/2004/MX/WP.54 Proposals for Strengthening and Broadening National and International Institutional Efforts and Existing Mechanisms for the Surveillance, Detection, Diagnosis and Combating of Infectious Diseases Affecting Humans, Animals and Plants - Submitted by the Islamic Republic of Iran

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BWC/MSP/2004/MX/WP.55 Confidence-building Measures in Addressing Allegations of Use of CBRN Terrorist Agents: Laboratory Networks - Submitted by France

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BWC/MSP/2004/MX/WP.56 Enhancing International Capabilities for Responding to, Investigating and Mitigating the Effects of Cases of Alleged Use of Biological or Toxin Weapons or Suspicious Outbreaks of Disease - Submitted by the United Kingdom

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BWC/MSP/2004/MX/WP.57 Investigations into Alleged Use of Biological Weapons – Some Considerations Drawn from Experience in the United Kingdom for Sample Handling and Biological Analysis - Submitted by the United Kingdom

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BWC/MSP/2004/MX/WP.58 Enhancing international capabilities for mitigating the effects and provision of assistance in cases of alleged use of biological or toxin weapons or outbreaks of diseases - Submitted by the Islamic Republic of Iran

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BWC/MSP/2004/MX/WP.59 Existing mechanisms for responding to and mitigating the effects of cases of alleged use of biological or toxin weapons or suspicious outbreaks of infectious human diseases in Italy - Submitted by Italy

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BWC/MSP/2004/MX/WP.60 Vers une planification des programmes de lutte contre le risque biologique entre les Etats parties a la convention d’interdiction des armes biologiques - Présenté par la France

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BWC/MSP/2004/MX/WP.61 Existing mechanisms for the surveillance, detection and diagnosis of infectious animal diseases in Italy - Submitted by Italy

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BWC/MSP/2004/MX/WP.62 Existing mechanisms for the surveillance, detection and diagnosis of infectious human diseases in Italy - Submitted by Italy

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BWC/MSP/2004/MX/WP.63 Enhancing national capabilities for responding to and mitigating of effects of bioterrorism and related diseases - Submitted by Italy

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BWC/MSP/2004/MX/WP.64 Renforcement des mécanismes de surveillance des maladies au sein des forces françaises en opération face aux risques biologiques - Présenté par la France

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BWC/MSP/2004/MX/WP.65 Animal disease surveillance and response in Thailand - Submitted by Thailand

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BWC/MSP/2004/MX/WP.66 Canadian Federal Response to a BW Incident - Submitted by Canada

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BWC/MSP/2004/MX/WP.67 Existing mechanisms for responding to and mitigating the effects of cases of alleged use of biological or toxin weapons or suspicious outbreaks of infectious animal diseases in Italy - Submitted by Italy

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BWC/MSP/2004/MX/WP.68 Investigation - Submitted by the Islamic Republic of Iran

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BWC/MSP/2004/MX/WP.69 Definitions of Unusual and Suspicious Outbreaks of Diseases and Alleged Use - Submitted by the Islamic Republic of Iran

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BWC/MSP/2004/MX/WP.70 Human Communicable Disease Surveillance with Special Focus on Preparedness and Response for Epidemic Prone Diseases - Submitted by India

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BWC/MSP/2004/MX/WP.71 Animal disease surveillance and control in India with special reference to emerging/exotic diseases - Submitted by India

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BWC/MSP/2004/MX/WP.72 Means of enhancement of national capabilities for surveillance of, and response to, natural and deliberate outbreaks of human, animal, and plant infectious diseases - Submitted by Poland

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BWC/MSP/2004/MX/WP.73 Surveillance and (Early) Detection of Infectious Diseases in Humans in the Netherlands - Submitted by the Netherlands

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BWC/MSP/2004/MX/WP.74 Counter terrorism and food safety - Submitted by the Netherlands

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BWC/MSP/2004/MX/WP.75 Emergency Management, an Australian Model: Planning for and Managing a Biological Emergency - Submitted by Australia

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BWC/MSP/2004/MX/WP.76 Questions related to the strengthening of the capacity to investigate and mitigate alleged use of biological weapons - Submitted by Norway

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BWC/MSP/2004/MX/WP.77 Consideraciones sobre el incremento de las capacidades internacionales para responder, investigar y mitigar los efectos en caso de uso alegado de armas biológicas o toxínicas o brotes sospechosos de enfermedades - Presentado por la República de Cuba

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BWC/MSP/2004/MX/WP.78 Avian Influenza in Canada 2004 - Submitted by Canada

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BWC/MSP/2004/MX/WP.79 Impacts of the BSE Incident in Canada - Submitted by Canada

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BWC/MSP/2004/MX/WP.80 SARS: A Canadian Perspective on Lessons Learned - Submitted by Canada

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BWC/MSP/2004/MX/WP.81 Forensic Investigation of Bioterrorism - Submitted by the Netherlands

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BWC/MSP/2004/MX/WP.82 Strengthening Response Capabilities: Mass Casualty Management Through Training and Education - Joint Projec t Proposal - Submitted by Hungary and Norway

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BWC/MSP/2004/MX/WP.83 Challenges of the Second Year of the Follow-up Process - Submitted by Hungary

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Provisional Agenda for the Meeting of Experts:
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Provisional Programme of Work for the Meeting of Experts:
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Annotated Provisional Agenda for the Meeting of Experts:
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Report of the Meeting of Experts – Part II:
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Draft Procedural Report:
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Revised Draft Procedural Report:
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List of States Parties:
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