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Meeting of Experts (24 - 28 August 2009) - Information for Action

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The 2009 Meeting of Experts was held in the Palais des Nations from 24 to 28 August 2009. It was chaired by Ambassador Marius Grinius of Canada. In accordance with the decision of the Sixth Review Conference, the Meeting of Experts was to, with a view to enhancing international cooperation, assistance and exchange in biological sciences and technology for peaceful purposes, discuss, and promote common understanding and effective action on promoting capacity building in the fields of disease surveillance, detection, diagnosis, and containment of infectious diseases:

  • For States Parties in need of assistance, identifying requirements and requests for capacity enhancement; and
  • From States Parties in a position to do so, and international organizations, opportunities for providing assistance related to these fields.

Report of the Meeting

At its closing session on Friday 28 August, the meeting adopted its report by consensus.

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During the closing session the Chair of the meeting, Ambassador Grinius, made an interim report on universalization and delivered some concluding remarks.


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BWC/MSP/2009/MX/1 Provisional Agenda for the Meeting of Experts

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BWC/MSP/2009/MX/2 Provisional Programme of Work for the Meeting of Experts

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BWC/MSP/2009/MX/2/Rev.1 Provisional Programme of Work for the Meeting of Experts

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BWC/MSP/2009/MX/3 Report of the Meeting of Experts

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BWC/MSP/2009/MX/3/Corr.1 Report of the Meeting of Experts

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BWC/MSP/2009/MX/INF.2 Background Paper on Recent International, Regional and Non-governmental Developments Relevant to Disease Surveillance, Detection, Diagnosis and Containment - Submitted by the Implementation Support Unit

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BWC/MSP/2009/MX/INF.3 Background Paper on Previous Agreements and Understandings under the Convention Relevant to Capacity Building in the Fields of Disease Surveillance, Detection, Diagnosis and Containment - Submitted by the Implementation Support Unit

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BWC/MSP/2009/MX/INF.4 Background Paper on Provision of Assistance and Capacity Building in Other International Settings - Submitted by the Implementation Support Unit

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BWC/MSP/2009/MX/INF.5 Provisional Contact Details for Organisations Building Capacity in the Fields of Disease Surveillance, Detection, Diagnosis, and Containment - Submitted by the Implementation Support Unit

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BWC/MSP/2009/MX/INF.6 List of States Parties - Submitted by the Implementation Support Unit

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BWC/MSP/2009/MX/INF.7 List of Participants

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BWC/MSP/2009/MX/INF.7/Add.1 List of Participants (addendum)

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BWC/MSP/2009/MX/WP.2 UK Activities on International Cooperation and Assistance Promoting Capacity Building in the Fields of Disease Surveillance, Detection, Diagnosis and Containment of Infectious Diseases - Submitted by the United Kingdom

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BWC/MSP/2009/MX/WP.3 UK Views on Priority Programmes for Promoting Capacity Building for Surveillance, Detection, Diagnosis and Containment of Infectious Diseases - Submitted by the United Kingdom

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BWC/MSP/2009/MX/WP.4 Disease Outbreak Reporting: UK Approach to Completion of Confidence Building Measure Form B - Submitted by the United Kingdom

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BWC/MSP/2009/MX/WP.5 Co-Chairs’ Summary of the International Workshop on the Biological Weapons Convention Supporting Global Health: Reducing Biological Risks by Building Capacity in Health Security - Submitted by Indonesia and Norway

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BWC/MSP/2009/MX/WP.6 International Activities of the Government of Canada related to Capacity Building in Disease Surveillance, Detection, Diagnosis, and Containment - Submitted By Canada

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BWC/MSP/2009/MX/WP.7 Implementation of the Biological Weapons Convention and Disease Monitoring in Iraq - Submitted by Iraq

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BWC/MSP/2009/MX/WP.8 Assistance and Cooperation Requirements for Strengthening Disease Monitoring Capacities in Iraq - Submitted by Iraq

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BWC/MSP/2009/MX/WP.9 Japan’s Efforts to Promote Capacity Building in the Fields of Disease Surveillance, Detection, Diagnosis and Containment - Submitted by Japan

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BWC/MSP/2009/MX/WP.10 Agriculture and its Critical Importance to Global Health Security - Submitted by the United States of America

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BWC/MSP/2009/MX/WP.11 Enhancing Epidemic Preparedness with Space Satellite Observations - Submitted by the United States of America

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BWC/MSP/2009/MX/WP.12 Global and Regional Disease Surveillance Networks’ Convergence at the National Level - Submitted by Georgia and the United States of America

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BWC/MSP/2009/MX/WP.13 AMBIT: A Concept for Advanced Management of Biological Threats - Submitted by Germany

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BWC/MSP/2009/MX/WP.14 Health-Related Research Cooperation with African Countries - Submitted by Germany

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BWC/MSP/2009/MX/WP.15 European Wide External Quality Assurance Exercises for Detection of High Threat Bacteria - Submitted by Germany

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BWC/MSP/2009/MX/WP.16 United States Government Efforts to Support Global Capacity for Disease Surveillance and Response - Submitted by the United States of America

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BWC/MSP/2009/MX/WP.17 Activities and Views on International Cooperation and Assistance Promoting Capacity Building in the Field of Infectious Diseases - Submitted by the Republic of Korea

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BWC/MSP/2009/MX/WP.18 EU Cooperative Initiatives and Activities to Improve Bio-Safety and Bio-Security - Submitted by the Sweden on behalf of the European Union

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BWC/MSP/2009/MX/WP.19 China’s Approach to and Proposal for Strengthening International Cooperation in the Field of Epidemic Surveillance and Control - Submitted by China

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BWC/MSP/2009/MX/WP.20 China’s Efforts and Measures to Strengthen Epidemic Surveillance and Control - Submitted by China

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BWC/MSP/2009/MX/WP.21 International Cooperation-National Measures - Submitted by Iran (Islamic Republic of)

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BWC/MSP/2009/MX/WP.21/Corr.1 International Cooperation-National Measures - Submitted by Iran (Islamic Republic of)

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BWC/MSP/2009/MX/WP.22 International Cooperation-Transfer Denials - Submitted by Iran (Islamic Republic of)y

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BWC/MSP/2009/MX/WP.22/Corr.1 International Cooperation-Transfer Denials - Submitted by Iran (Islamic Republic of)

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BWC/MSP/2009/MX/WP.23 United States Government Efforts to Support Global Capacity for Disease Surveillance and Response - Submitted by United States of America

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BWC/MSP/2009/MX/WP.24 The Establishment of a Mechanism for the Full Implementation of Article X of the Convention - Submitted by Cuba on behalf of the Group of the Non-aligned Movement and Other States Parties

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BWC/MSP/2009/MX/WP.25 Specific Capabilities and Experiences in Providing Assistance for Capacity Building: The Example of a German-Ghanaian Collaboration - Submitted by Germany

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BWC/MSP/2009/MX/WP.26 Project Proposals for Meeting of Experts - Submitted by Ukraine

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BWC/MSP/2009/MX/WP.27 Implementation of Global Strategy Against Infectious Diseases: Contribution of the Russian Federation - Submitted by the Russian Federation

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BWC/MSP/2009/MX/WP.28 Disease Surveillance, Detection, Diagnosis and Containment in Iraq - Submitted by Iraq

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BWC/MSP/2009/MX/CRP.1 Considerations, Lessons, Perspectives, Recommendations, Conclusions and Proposals drawn from the Presentations, Statements, Working Papers and Interventions on the Topics under Discussion at the Meeting

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BWC/MSP/2009/MX/CRP.2 Draft Report of the Meeting of Experts

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BWC/MSP/2009/MX/MISC.1 Provisional List of Participants

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