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Third Review Conference



The Third Review Conference of the States Parties to the Biological Weapons Convention was held in Geneva from 9 to 27 September 1991.

Ambassador Roberto Garcia Moritan (Argentina) was the President of the Review Conference.


Outcome of the Third Review Conference

Final Document of the Conference in all available official languages:

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Report of the Preparatory Committee for the Third Review Conference of the Parties to the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production and Stockpiling of Bacteriological (Biological) and Toxin Weapons and on their Destruction.:
BWC/CONF.III/01

Report of the Preparatory Committee for the Third Review Conference of the Parties to the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production and Stockpiling of Bacteriological (Biological) and Toxin Weapons and on their Destruction.:
BWC/CONF.III/01/Add.01
BWC/CONF.III/01/Add.01 (Russian)
BWC/CONF.III/01 (French)
BWC/CONF.III/01 (Russian)
BWC/CONF.III/01 (Spanish)

Implementation of the confidence-building measures agreed to in the Final Declaration of the Second Review Conference of the Parties to the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production and Stockpiling of Bacteriological (Biological) and To:
BWC/CONF.III/02

Implementation of the confidence-building measures agreed to in the Final Declaration of the Second Review Conference of the Parties to the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production and Stockpiling of Bacteriological (Biological) and To:
BWC/CONF.III/02/Add.01
BWC/CONF.III/02/Add.01 (Russian)

Implementation of the confidence-building measures agreed to in the Final Declaration of the Second Review Conference of the Parties to the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production and Stockpiling of Bacteriological (Biological) and To:
BWC/CONF.III/02/Add.02
BWC/CONF.III/02/Add.02 (Russian)

Implementation of the confidence-building measures agreed to in the Final Declaration of the Second Review Conference of the Parties to the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production and Stockpiling of Bacteriological (Biological) and To:
BWC/CONF.III/02/Add.03
BWC/CONF.III/02 (Russian)

Background document on compliance by States Parties with all their obligations under the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production and Stockpiling of Bacteriological (Biological) and Toxin Weapons and on their Destruction. Prepared by :
BWC/CONF.III/03

Background document on compliance by States Parties with all their obligations under the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production and Stockpiling of Bacteriological (Biological) and Toxin Weapons and on their Destruction. Prepared by :
BWC/CONF.III/03/Add.01
BWC/CONF.III/03/Add.01 (French)
BWC/CONF.III/03/Add.01 (Russian)

Background document on compliance by States Parties with all their obligations under the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production and Stockpiling of Bacteriological (Biological) and Toxin Weapons and on their Destruction. Prepared by :
BWC/CONF.III/03/Add.02
BWC/CONF.III/03/Add.02 (French)
BWC/CONF.III/03/Add.02 (Russian)

Background document on compliance by States Parties with all their obligations under the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production and Stockpiling of Bacteriological (Biological) and Toxin Weapons and on their Destruction. Prepared by :
BWC/CONF.III/03/Add.03
BWC/CONF.III/03/Add.03 (Russian)
BWC/CONF.III/03 (Russian)

Background document on new scientific and technological developments relevant to the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production and Stockpiling of Bacteriological (Biological) and Toxin Weapons and on their Destruction. Prepared by the :
BWC/CONF.III/04

Background document on new scientific and technological developments relevant to the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production and Stockpiling of Bacteriological (Biological) and Toxin Weapons and on their Destruction. Prepared by the :
BWC/CONF.III/04/Add.01
BWC/CONF.III/04/Add.01 (French)
BWC/CONF.III/04/Add.01 (Russian)
BWC/CONF.III/04 (Russian)

1991 Report of the Ad Hoc Committee on Chemical Weapons to the Conference on Disarmament.:
BWC/CONF.III/05
BWC/CONF.III/05 (Russian)

Revised estimated cost of the Third Review Conference of the Parties to the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production and Stockpiling of Bacteriological (Biological) and Toxin Weapons and on their Destruction. :
BWC/CONF.III/06
BWC/CONF.III/06 (French)
BWC/CONF.III/06 (Russian)

Working Paper submitted by the Federal Republic of Germany entitled "Legislation in the Federal Republic of Germany on the Prohibition of Biological Weapons".:
BWC/CONF.III/07
BWC/CONF.III/07 (Russian)

Working Paper submitted by Romania regarding Romanian export controls of biological weapons-related equipment and technologies which could be used for production of biological and toxin weapons.:
BWC/CONF.III/08
BWC/CONF.III/08 (Russian)
BWC/CONF.III/09 (French)
BWC/CONF.III/09 (Russian)

Note dated 11 September 1991 to the Secretariat of the Third Review Conference of the Parties to the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production and Stockpiling of Bacteriological (Biological) and Toxin Weapons and on their Destruction fr:
BWC/CONF.III/10
BWC/CONF.III/10 (French)
BWC/CONF.III/10 (Russian)

Note dated 11 September 1991 to the Secretariat of the Third Review Conference of the Parties to the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production and Stockpiling of Bacteriological (Biological) and Toxin Weapons and on their Destruction fr:
BWC/CONF.III/11
BWC/CONF.III/11 (French)
BWC/CONF.III/11 (Russian)

Working Paper submitted by France entitled "Confidence-Building Measures".:
BWC/CONF.III/12

"New confidence-building measures: examples of application".:
BWC/CONF.III/12/Add.01
BWC/CONF.III/12/Add.01 (Russian)
BWC/CONF.III/12 (French)
BWC/CONF.III/12 (Russian)

Letter dated 11 September 1991 from the Permanent Representative of the Syrian Arab Republic to the Secretary-General of the Third Review Conference of the Parties to the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production and Stockpiling of Bact:
BWC/CONF.III/13
BWC/CONF.III/13 (French)
BWC/CONF.III/13 (Russian)

Letter dated 16 September 1991 from the Heads of the Delegations of Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Uruguay to the Secretary-General of the Third Review Conference of the Parties to the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production and Stockpi:
BWC/CONF.III/14
BWC/CONF.III/14 (Russian)

Letter dated 16 September 1991 from the Heads of the Delegations of Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Uruguay to the Secretary-General of the Third Review Conference of the Parties to the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production and Stockpi:
BWC/CONF.III/15
BWC/CONF.III/15 (Russian)

Working Paper submitted by the countries of Hexagonale (Austria, Czech and Slovak Federal Republic, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Yugoslavia), entitled "Regional Confidence-Building Measures".:
BWC/CONF.III/16
BWC/CONF.III/16 (Russian)

Report of the Committee of the Whole:
BWC/CONF.III/17

Working Paper submitted by China entitled "Position of Principle of the Chinese Delegation on the Biological Weapons Convention and its Third Review Conference".:
BWC/CONF.III/18
BWC/CONF.III/18 (Russian)

Letter dated 7 September 1991 from the Permanent Representative of Turkey to the United Nations Office in Geneva to the Secretary-General of the Third Review Conference of the Parties to the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production and:
BWC/CONF.III/19

Letter dated 26 September 1991 from the Chargé d’Affaires a.i. of the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Cyprus to the United Nations Office in Geneva to the Secretary-General of the Third Review Conference of the Parties to the Convention on the Prohib:
BWC/CONF.III/20

Report of the Credentials Committee:
BWC/CONF.III/21
BWC/CONF.III/21 (Russian)

Report of the Drafting Committee:
BWC/CONF.III/22

Report of the Drafting Committee:
BWC/CONF.III/22/Add.01
BWC/CONF.III/22/Add.01/Corr.01 (Arabic)
BWC/CONF.III/22/Add.01 (Russian)
BWC/CONF.III/22/Add.02
BWC/CONF.III/22/Add.02 (Russian)
BWC/CONF.III/22/Add.03
BWC/CONF.III/22/Add.03 (Russian)
BWC/CONF.III/22 (Russian)

Final Document of the Third Review Conference of the Parties to the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production and Stockpiling of Bacteriological (Biological) and Toxin Weapons and on their Destruction:
BWC/CONF.III/23
BWC/CONF.III/23 (Arabic)
BWC/CONF.III/23 (Chinese)
BWC/CONF.III/23 (French)
BWC/CONF.III/23 (Russian)
BWC/CONF.III/23 (Spanish)
BWC/Conf.III/9/E

Draft Report of the Credentials Committee:
BWC/CONF.III/CC/CRP.01
BWC/CONF.III/CC/CRP.01 (Russian)

Working Paper submitted by Sweden entitled "Proposals for improvements and refinements of forms for the information exchange for which guidelines were elaborated by the Ad Hoc Meeting of Scientific and Technical Experts in April 1987, and forms of nil-dec:
BWC/CONF.III/COW/WP.01

Working Paper submitted by Chile, Panama, Peru and Venezuela entitled "Proposals for Action by the Third Review Conference of the Biological Weapons Convention".:
BWC/CONF.III/COW/WP.02
BWC/CONF.III/COW/WP.02 (French)
BWC/CONF.III/COW/WP.02 (Russian)

Draft Report of the Drafting Committee:
BWC/CONF.III/DC/CRP.01
BWC/CONF.III/DC/CRP.01 (Russian)

Draft Final Document of the Third Review Conference Conference of the Parties to the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production and Stockpiling of Bacteriological (Biological) and Toxin Weapons and on their Destruction:
BWC/CONF.III/DC/CRP.02
BWC/CONF.III/DC/CRP.02 (Russian)

List of States Parties:
BWC/CONF.III/INF.01

Offices and Telephone Numbers of the Secretariat:
BWC/CONF.III/INF.02

Indicative Programme of Work:
BWC/CONF.III/INF.03

Organization of the Conference:
BWC/CONF.III/INF.04

Provisional List of Participants:
BWC/CONF.III/MISC.01

Provisional List of Participants:
BWC/CONF.III/MISC.01/Rev.01

Summary Records of the First to Eighth Meetings:
BWC/CONF.III/SR.01-08/Corr
BWC/CONF.III/SR.01-08/Corr (Arabic)
BWC/CONF.III/SR.01-08/Corr (Chinese)
BWC/CONF.III/SR.01-08/Corr (French)
BWC/CONF.III/SR.01-08/Corr (Russian)
BWC/CONF.III/SR.01-08/Corr (Spanish)

Summary Record of the First Session:
BWC/CONF.III/SR.01
BWC/CONF.III/SR.01 (Arabic)
BWC/CONF.III/SR.01 (Chinese)
BWC/CONF.III/SR.01 (French)
BWC/CONF.III/SR.01 (Russian)
BWC/CONF.III/SR.01 (Spanish)

Summary Record of the Second Session:
BWC/CONF.III/SR.02
BWC/CONF.III/SR.02 (Arabic)
BWC/CONF.III/SR.02 (Chinese)
BWC/CONF.III/SR.02 (French)
BWC/CONF.III/SR.02 (Russian)
BWC/CONF.III/SR.02 (Spanish)

Summary Record of the Third Session:
BWC/CONF.III/SR.03
BWC/CONF.III/SR.03 (Arabic)
BWC/CONF.III/SR.03 (Chinese)
BWC/CONF.III/SR.03 (French)
BWC/CONF.III/SR.03 (Russian)
BWC/CONF.III/SR.03 (Spanish)

Summary Record of the Fourth Session:
BWC/CONF.III/SR.04
BWC/CONF.III/SR.04 (Arabic)
BWC/CONF.III/SR.04 (Chinese)
BWC/CONF.III/SR.04 (French)
BWC/CONF.III/SR.04 (Russian)
BWC/CONF.III/SR.04 (Spanish)

Summary Record of the Fifth Session:
BWC/CONF.III/SR.05
BWC/CONF.III/SR.05 (Arabic)
BWC/CONF.III/SR.05 (Chinese)
BWC/CONF.III/SR.05 (French)
BWC/CONF.III/SR.05 (Russian)
BWC/CONF.III/SR.05 (Spanish)

Summary Record of the Sixth Session:
BWC/CONF.III/SR.06
BWC/CONF.III/SR.06 (Arabic)
BWC/CONF.III/SR.06 (Chinese)
BWC/CONF.III/SR.06 (French)
BWC/CONF.III/SR.06 (Russian)
BWC/CONF.III/SR.06 (Spanish)

Summary Record of the Seventh Session:
BWC/CONF.III/SR.07
BWC/CONF.III/SR.07 (Arabic)
BWC/CONF.III/SR.07 (Chinese)
BWC/CONF.III/SR.07 (French)
BWC/CONF.III/SR.07 (Russian)
BWC/CONF.III/SR.07 (Spanish)

Summary Record of the Eighth Session:
BWC/CONF.III/SR.08
BWC/CONF.III/SR.08 (Arabic)
BWC/CONF.III/SR.08 (Chinese)
BWC/CONF.III/SR.08 (French)
BWC/CONF.III/SR.08 (Russian)
BWC/CONF.III/SR.08 (Spanish)


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Provisional agenda:
BWC/CONF.III/PC/01

Estimated cost of the Third Review Conference of the Parties to the BTWC:
BWC/CONF.III/PC/02
BWC/CONF.III/PC/02 (Arabic)

Estimated cost of the Third Review Conference of the Parties to the BTWC:
BWC/CONF.III/PC/02/Add.01
BWC/CONF.III/PC/02/Add.01 (Russian)
BWC/CONF.III/PC/02 (Chinese)
BWC/CONF.III/PC/02 (French)
BWC/CONF.III/PC/02 (Russian)
BWC/CONF.III/PC/02 (Spanish)

Draft Report of the Preparatory Committee for the Third Review Conference of the Parties to the BTWC:
BWC/CONF.III/PC/CRP.01

Offices and telephone numbers of the Secretariat:
BWC/CONF.III/PC/INF.01

Provisional list of participants:
BWC/CONF.III/PC/INF.02

List of participants:
BWC/CONF.III/PC/INF.02/Rev.02

List of participants:
BWC/CONF.III/PC/INF.02/Rev.02/Add.01

List of documents:
BWC/CONF.III/PC/INF.03

List of documents:
BWC/CONF.III/PC/INF.03/Rev.01

List of documents:
BWC/CONF.III/PC/INF.03/Rev.01/Add.01

List of States Parties and Signatories to the Convention:
BWC/CONF.III/PC/INF.04