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.
Informal, indicative schedule
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.
Report of the Meeting
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.
Advance version of documents
Communications from the Chairman
Information for participants
[For some statements, no circulated copies of the text were available for scanning. Please send a copy to the BWC ISU should you wish to make your statement available online.]
Statements & Presentations
All Meeting of Experts side events are listed on the side event flyer
. Additional side event information and documents can be posted here upon request from the organizers.
Tuesday 5 Aug
Global Health Security Agenda
The presentation slides
are available, along with the agenda
Strengthening the BWC through a legally binding instrument
The related statement
has been made available.
Wednesday 6 Aug
Can we Learn from History?
Related publications are available at the following link
Developments in Science & Technology Relevant to the BWC
of the event and the following presentations from the event are available:
The National Academy of Sciences Report
IAP summary of Workshop
Synthetic Biology and Biosecurity
Thursday 7 Aug
Biosecurity education: toward an integrated approach
, presentation slides (Part 1
, Part 2
, Part 3
, Part 4
, Part 5
), key messages
, and key points
documents have been made available.