Meeting of Experts (12-16 August 2013)
The 2013 Meeting of Experts will be held in the Palais des Nations from 12 to 16 August 2013. The meeting will open at 10:00 on Monday 12 August in Room XVIII.
The Meeting of Experts will be chaired by Judit Körömi of Hungary. In accordance with the decision of the Seventh Review Conference, the Meeting of Experts 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 enable fuller participation in the Confidence-building Measures (CBMs).
Communications from the Chairman
Information for participants
- On 18 February, the Chairman wrote to States Parties to outline her plans for the year. The letter also included information on the sponsorship programme, universality and CBMs.
The Implementation Support Unit will produce a series of informal documents to assist with participating in the Meeting of States Parties. The majority of information required by anyone taking part in the meeting can be found in the Aide Memoire
, including: registration and accreditation; issuance of security badges; getting to and from the meeting; additional meetings; facilities for participants; documentation; as well as sources of additional information. Perhaps also of use, are a map of the Palais des Nations
, information on hotel prices in Geneva
(including details of discounts for participants in meetings in the UN), and details of how to get free public transport in Geneva.
A guide on Additional Information for NGO Participants
provides details tailored to the requirements of the many different types of professional, academic, scientific, advocacy and civil society organizations that attend BWC meetings. It includes: rules of procedure; practical considerations; registering and accreditation; issuance of security badges; attending meetings; facilities for NGOs; documentation; poster session; NGO statements; NGO side events; as well as sources of additional information.
A guide on Additional Information for Guests of the Meeting
provides details tailored to the requirements of the organizations that have been specifically invited to participate by the Chair. It includes: rules of procedure; practical considerations; registering and accreditation; attending and contributing to meetings; facilities for guests; documentation; poster session; side events; as well as sources of additional information.
A guide on Additional Information for Poster Sessions
provides details to assist those interested in displaying posters in the poster sessions. It includes information on: when and where such sessions will take place; formats and sizes; logistics; mounting instructions; as well as some more detailed design suggestions