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Meeting of Experts (4-8 August 2014)

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The 2014 Meeting of Experts will be held in the Palais des Nations from 4 to 8 August 2014. The meeting will open at 10:00 on Monday 4 August in Room XVIII and is expected to close on Friday 8 August.

The Meeting of States Parties will be chaired by Ambassador Urs Schmid of Switzerland. In accordance with the decision of the Seventh Review Conference, the meeting will consider three standing agenda items (cooperation and assistance, with a particular focus on strengthening cooperation and assistance under Article X; review of developments in the field of science and technology related to the Convention; and strengthening national implementation), as well as the biennial item of How to strengthen implementation of Article VII.

Temporary report files
An advance copy of the Chair's Annex is now available.

Informal, indicative schedule
This informal, rolling, detailed indicative schedule combines details from the programme of work, with up-to-date information on side events, suggested panels for guests of the meeting, as well as a slot for the poster session. As additional information becomes available we will include proposed and confirmed contributions from States, international organizations and guests of the meeting. A condensed table-form summary of the informal, rolling, detailed indicative schedule is also available.


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BWC/MSP/2014/MX/1 Provisional Agenda

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BWC/MSP/2014/MX/2 Provisional Programme of Work for the Meeting of Experts

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BWC/MSP/2014/MX/INF.1 International organizations that may be involved in the provision of and coordination of assistance relevant to Article VII - Submitted by the Implementation Support Unit

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Please note an Addendum (BWC/MSP/2014/MX/INF.1/Add.1) to this document has been submitted to documentation (21 July), with text contributions from WHO and OCHA. It is available in the Advance Documents section below.


BWC/MSP/2014/MX/INF.2 Previous agreements and understandings under the Convention relevant to strengthening the implementation of Article VII, including consideration of detailed procedures and mechanisms for the provision of assistance and cooperation by States Parties - Submitted by the Implementation Support Unit

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BWC/MSP/2014/MX/INF.3 Advances in science and technology related to the Convention - Submitted by the Implementation Support Unit

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A corrigendum is being processed for INF.3. Please note that 'et. al' is missing on Footnotes 30, 33, 41, and 71; please refer to the Advance Copy of this document.

BWC/MSP/2014/MX/INF.4 Background information on continuing challenges and obstacles to developing international cooperation, assistance, and exchange - Submitted by the Implementation Support Unit

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A corrigendum is being processed for INF.4; please refer to the Advance Copy of this document with regards to Section III., paragraph 6.

BWC/MSP/2014/MX/INF.5 Report on USA implementation of Article X of the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention - Submitted by the United States of America

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BWC/MSP/2014/MX/INF.6 List of Participants

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BWC/MSP/2014/MX/WP.1 Making Article VII Effective - Submitted by the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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BWC/MSP/2014/MX/WP.2 Advances in Science and Technology: Understanding Pathogenicity and Virulence - Submitted by the United States of America

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BWC/MSP/2014/MX/WP.3 Focusing Efforts to Strengthen Article VII: A proposed agenda for international cooperation and assistance in preparing for and responding to biological incidents - Submitted by the United States of America

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BWC/MSP/2014/MX/WP.4 Advances in science and technology: Evasion of the host immune response by pathogens - Submitted by the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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BWC/MSP/2014/MX/WP.5 Responding to a case of suspect biological weapons use: The command and control element at the scene - Submitted by the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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BWC/MSP/2014/MX/WP.6 Aplicación nacional de la Convención sobre las Armas Biológicas: Una herramienta para la evaluación de las instalaciones con agentes biológicos (English unofficial translation included) - Submitted by Chile, Colombia, Spain and Mexico

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BWC/MSP/2014/MX/WP.7 The United States of America Government oversight of life sciences dual use research of concern - Submitted by the United States of America

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BWC/MSP/2014/MX/WP.7/Corr.1 The United States of America Government policy for oversight of life sciences dual use research of concern (DURC) - Submitted by the United States of America

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BWC/MSP/2014/MX/WP.8 Strengthening national implementation: elements of an effective national export control system - Submitted by the United States of America

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BWC/MSP/2014/MX/WP.8/Rev.1 Strengthening national implementation: elements of an effective national export control system - Submitted by Australia, Canada, Germany, France, Japan, Netherlands, Spain and the United States of America

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BWC/MSP/2014/MX/WP.8/Corr.1 Corrigendum to Strengthening national implementation: elements of an effective national export control system - Submitted by the United States of America

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BWC/MSP/2014/MX/WP.9 Article VII – Procedures - Submitted by South Africa

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BWC/MSP/2014/MX/WP.10 Article VII – A Response to BWC/MSP/2012/WP.11: “We Need to Talk about Compliance” - Submitted by the United States of America

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BWC/MSP/2014/MX/WP.11 National implementation of the Biological Weapons Convention - Submitted by Submitted by Australia, Japan, Malaysia, Republic of Korea and Thailand

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BWC/MSP/2014/MX/WP.12 Exercice pilote de revue par les pairs tenu du 4 au 6 décembre 2013 à Paris (Informal English translation attached, "Peer review pilot exercise held from 4 to 6 December 2013 in Paris") - Submitted by France



BWC/MSP/2014/MX/WP.13 Pistes de travail sur la mise en œuvre de l’article VII dans le cadre de la CIAB (Informal English translation attached, "Avenues for action on implementing Article VII under the BTWC") - Submitted by France



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