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Seventh Review Conference

The Seventh Review Conference of the Biological Weapons Convention was held at the United Nations Office in Geneva from 5 to 22 December 2011. The Conference concluded on 22 December 2011 with the adoption of its Final Document.

The Preparatory Committee for the review conference was held in Geneva from 13-15 April 2011.

Ambassador Paul van den IJssel of the Netherlands was President of the Seventh Review Conference and Chairman of the Preparatory Committee.

Communications from the President, updates on his activities and contact details can be found on the President's page.

Final Document of the Seventh Review Conference

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BWC/CONF.VII/1 Provisional agenda

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BWC/CONF.VII/2 Provisional indicative programme of work

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BWC/CONF.VII/3 2011 Report of the Implementation Support Unit

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BWC/CONF.VII/3/Corr.1 2011 Report of the Implementation Support Unit

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BWC/CONF.VII/4 Estimated costs of the intersessional programme of the Convention to be held from 2012-2015

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BWC/CONF.VII/4/Rev.1 Estimated costs of the intersessional programme of the Convention to be held from 2012-2015

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BWC/CONF.VII/5 Report of the Committee of the Whole

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BWC/CONF.VII/6 Report of the Credentials Committee





BWC/CONF.VII/7 Final Document of the Seventh Review Conference

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BWC/CONF.VII/INF.1 History and operation of the confidence-building measures - Background information document submitted by the Implementation Support Unit

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BWC/CONF.VII/INF.2 Compliance by States Parties with their obligations under the Convention - Background information document submitted by the Implementation Support Unit

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BWC/CONF.VII/INF.2/Add.1 Compliance by States Parties with their obligations under the Convention - Background information document submitted by the Implementation Support Unit - Addendum (submissions from States Parties)

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BWC/CONF.VII/INF.3 New scientific and technological developments relevant to the Convention - Background information document submitted by the Implementation Support Unit

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BWC/CONF.VII/INF.3/Add.1 New scientific and technological developments relevant to the Convention - Addendum (submissions from States Parties)

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BWC/CONF.VII/INF.3/Corr.1 New scientific and technological developments relevant to the Convention - Corrigendum

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BWC/CONF.VII/INF.3/Corr.2 New scientific and technological developments relevant to the Convention - Corrigendum

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BWC/CONF.VII/INF.3/Add.2 New scientific and technological developments relevant to the Convention - Addendum (submissions from States Parties)

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BWC/CONF.VII/INF.3/Add.3 New scientific and technological developments relevant to the Convention - Addendum (submissions from States Parties)

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BWC/CONF.VII/INF.4 Developments since the last Review Conference in other international organizations which may be relevant to the Convention - Background information document submitted by the Implementation Support Unit

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BWC/CONF.VII/INF.5 Additional understandings and agreements reached by previous Review Conferences relating to each article of the Convention - Background information document submitted by the Implementation Support Unit

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BWC/CONF.VII/INF.6 Common understandings reached by the Meetings of States Parties during the intersessional programme held from 2007 to 2010 - Background information document submitted by the Implementation Support Unit

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BWC/CONF.VII/INF.7 Status of universalization of the Convention - Background information document submitted by the Implementation Support Unit

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BWC/CONF.VII/INF.8 Implementation of Article X of the Convention - Background information document submitted by the Implementation Support Unit

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BWC/CONF.VII/INF.8/Corr.1 Implementation of Article X of the Convention - Background information document submitted by the Implementation Support Unit - Corrigendum

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BWC/CONF.VII/INF.8/Add.1 Implementation of Article X of the Convention - Background information document submitted by the Implementation Support Unit - Addendum

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BWC/CONF.VII/INF.8/Add.1/Corr.1 Implementation of Article X of the Convention - Background information document submitted by the Implementation Support Unit

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BWC/CONF.VII/INF.9 Statement by the Ministers for Foreign Affairs of the States members of the Collective Security Treaty Organization in connection with the Seventh Review Conference of the States Parties to the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production and Stockpiling of Bacteriological (Biological) and Toxin Weapons and on Their Destruction - Submitted by Belarus on behalf of the States members of the Collective Security Treaty Organization

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BWC/CONF.VII/INF.11 List of Participants

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BWC/CONF.VII/INF.11/Add.1 List of Participants

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BWC/CONF.VII/CRP.1 Elements for the draft final document - Sumitted by the President

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BWC/CONF.VII/CRP.2 Draft Final Document of the Seventh Review Conference - Submitted by the President

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BWC/CONF.VII/MISC.1 Provisional List of Participants

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BWC/CONF.VII/WP.1 Article VII: options for implementation and proposal for intersessional work - Submitted by the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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BWC/CONF.VII/WP.2 Illustrative model intersessional work programme: a proposal for task group structure and agenda items - Submitted by the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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BWC/CONF.VII/WP.3 Proposal for structured and systematic review of science and technology developments under the Convention - Submitted by India

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BWC/CONF.VII/WP.4 Strengthening biosafety and security while the convergence of biology and chemistry has increased: building joint responses between the BTWC and CWC regimes against misuse of biological and chemical agents - Submitted by Poland

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BWC/CONF.VII/WP.5 Implementation of the Biological Weapons Convention - Submitted by Iraq

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BWC/CONF.VII/WP.5/Rev.1 Implementation of the Biological Weapons Convention - Submitted by Iraq

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BWC/CONF.VII/WP.6 Confidence-Building Measures: proposal for modification of Form D - Submitted by Belgium

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BWC/CONF.VII/WP.7 Biorisk management standards and their role in BTWC implementation - Submitted by Belgium

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BWC/CONF.VII/WP.8 Finnish biothreat preparedness - Submitted by Finland

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BWC/CONF.VII/WP.9 Review and update of the Confidence-Building Measures - Submitted by Germany, Norway and Switzerland

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BWC/CONF.VII/WP.10 Decision-making in a future BTWC intersessional work programme - Submitted by the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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BWC/CONF.VII/WP.11Proposal for a working group to address compliance issues - Submitted by Australia, Japan and New Zealand

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BWC/CONF.VII/WP.12 A proposal for the next intersessional period 2012-2015 - Submitted by Australia and Japan

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BWC/CONF.VII/WP.13 Proposal for the annual review of advances in science and technology relevant to the Biological Weapons Convention - Submitted by Australia, Japan and New Zealand

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BWC/CONF.VII/WP.14 Confidence building and compliance: two different approaches - Submitted by Germany

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BWC/CONF.VII/WP.15 The "Intersessional Bureau": a new element to solidify BWC work in Geneva - Submitted by Germany

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BWC/CONF.VII/WP.16 Mechanism for advancing the implementation of Article X - Submitted by South Africa

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BWC/CONF.VII/WP.17 Biological Weapons Convention Implementation Support Unit: future planning - Submitted by South Africa

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BWC/CONF.VII/WP.18 Proposal for the intersessional process - Submitted by South Africa

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BWC/CONF.VII/WP.19 Confidence-Building Measures - Submitted by South Africa

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BWC/CONF.VII/WP.20 Possible approaches to education and awareness-raising among life scientists - Submitted by Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Republic of Korea and Switzerland (on behalf of the “JACKSNNZ” ), and Kenya, Pakistan, Sweden, Ukraine, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the United States of America

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BWC/CONF.VII/WP.20/Rev.1 Possible approaches to education and awareness-raising among life scientists - Submitted by Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Republic of Korea and Switzerland (on behalf of the “JACKSNNZ” ), and Kenya, Sweden, Ukraine, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the United States of America

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BWC/CONF.VII/WP.21 Working Paper on the Confidence Building Measures - Submitted by Norway, Switzerland and New Zealand

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BWC/CONF.VII/WP.22 Working Paper on the role of the ISU - Submitted by Japan

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BWC/CONF.VII/WP.23 The next intersessional process - Submitted by the United States of America

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BWC/CONF.VII/WP.24 China's views on strengthening the effectiveness of the BWC - Submitted by China

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BWC/CONF.VII/WP.25 Strengthening the existing Confidence-Building Measure submission and review process - Submitted by Canada

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BWC/CONF.VII/WP.26 The establishment of a mechanism to promote the full effective and non-discriminatory implementation of Article X of the Convention - Submitted by Cuba on behalf of the Group of the Non-aligned Movement and other States Parties to the BWC

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BWC/CONF.VII/WP.26/Corr.1 The establishment of a mechanism to promote the full effective and non-discriminatory implementation of Article X of the Convention - Submitted by Cuba on behalf of the Group of the Non-aligned Movement and other States Parties to the BWC

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BWC/CONF.VII/WP.27 Fostering stakeholder accountability - Submitted by France

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BWC/CONF.VII/WP.28 A peer review mechanism for the Biological Weapons Convention: enhancing confidence in national implementation and international cooperation - Submitted by France

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BWC/CONF.VII/WP.29 The full, effective and non-discriminatory implementation of Article X - Submitted by the Islamic Republic of Iran

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BWC/CONF.VII/COW/ INF.1 Proposals made to the Committee of the Whole - Submitted by the Chair of the Committee of the Whole

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BWC/CONF.VII/COW/ INF.1/Add.1 Proposals made to the Committee of the Whole - Submitted by the Chair of the Committee of the Whole

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BWC/CONF.VII/COW/ INF.1/Add.2 Proposals made to the Committee of the Whole - Submitted by the Chair of the Committee of the Whole

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BWC/CONF.VII/COW/ INF.1/Add.3 Proposals made to the Committee of the Whole - Submitted by the Chair of the Committee of the Whole

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BWC/CONF.VII/COW/ INF.2 Combined Proposals made to the Committee of the Whole - Submitted by the Chair of the Committee of the Whole

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BWC/CONF.VII/COW/ INF.2/Rev.1 Combined Proposals made to the Committee of the Whole - Submitted by the Chair of the Committee of the Whole

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BWC/CONF.VII/COW/CRP.1 Draft Report of the Committee of the Whole

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BWC/CONF.VII/COW/CRP.2 Outline of the Draft Final Declaration of the Seventh Review Conference - Submitted by the Chair of the Committee of the Whole

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