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BWC Press Releases

This page contains information for press and media interested in the Biological Weapons Convention and its meetings. It includes links to past press releases. For more information on accreditation and UN Press Services in Geneva please read the News & Media section.

For Press Releases since 2006, see the pages for the individual meetings.

Hide details for Sixth Review Conference (20 November - 8 December 2006)Sixth Review Conference (20 November - 8 December 2006)

The Sixth Review Conference was presided over by Ambassador Masood Khan of Pakistan. It was attended by 103 States Parties, 10 Signatory States, 1 Observer State, 7 international organizations and 33 non-governmental organizations. In addition to reviewing the operation of the Convention and relevant scientific and technological developments, the Review Conference wrapped up the 2003 – 2005 Intersessional Process, created the 2007 – 2010 Intersessional Process, established an Implementation Support Unit, updated annual exchanges of information and agreed a plan of action on the promotion of universalization.



Show details for Sixth Review Conference Preparatory Committee (26-28 April 2006)Sixth Review Conference Preparatory Committee (26-28 April 2006)

Show details for Meeting of States Parties in 2005 (5 – 9 December 2005)Meeting of States Parties in 2005 (5 – 9 December 2005)

Show details for Meeting of Experts in 2005 (13 – 24 June 2005)Meeting of Experts in 2005 (13 – 24 June 2005)

Show details for Meeting of States Parties in 2004 (6 – 10 December 2004)Meeting of States Parties in 2004 (6 – 10 December 2004)

Show details for Meeting of Experts in 2004 (19 – 30 July 2004)Meeting of Experts in 2004 (19 – 30 July 2004)

Show details for Meeting of States Parties in 2003 (10 – 14 November 2003)Meeting of States Parties in 2003 (10 – 14 November 2003)

Show details for Meeting of Experts in 2003 (18-29 August 2003)Meeting of Experts in 2003 (18-29 August 2003)

Show details for Fifth Review Conference (11 – 22 November 2002)Fifth Review Conference (11 – 22 November 2002)

Show details for Fifth Review Conference (19 November – 7 December 2001Fifth Review Conference (19 November – 7 December 2001

Show details for Fifth Review Conference Preparatory Committee (25 – 27 April 2001)Fifth Review Conference Preparatory Committee (25 – 27 April 2001)

Hide details for Other MeetingsOther Meetings

Press releases from these meetings is archived in the offices in Geneva. For more information, please see the contact page.
  • Ad Hoc Group Twenty-Fourth Session (23 July – 17 August 2001)
  • Ad Hoc Group Twenty-Third Session (23 April – 11 May 2001)
  • Ad Hoc Group Twenty-Second Session (12 – 23 February 2001)
  • Ad Hoc Group Twenty-First Session (20 November – 8 December 2000)
  • Ad Hoc Group Twentieth Session (10 July – 4 August 2000)
  • Ad Hoc Group Nineteenth Session (13 – 31 March 2000)
  • Ad Hoc Group Eighteenth Session (17 January – 4 February 2000)
  • Ad Hoc Group Seventeenth Session (22 November – 10 December 1999)
  • Ad Hoc Group Sixteenth Session (13 September – 8 October 1999)
  • Ad Hoc Group Fifteenth Session (28 June – 23 July 1999)
  • Ad Hoc Group Fourteenth Session (29 March – 9 April 1999)
  • Ad Hoc Group Thirteenth Session (4 – 22 January 1999)
  • Ad Hoc Group Twelfth Session (14 September – 9 October 1998)
  • Ad Hoc Group Eleventh Session (22 June – 10 July 1998)
  • Ad Hoc Group Tenth Session (9 – 13 March 1998)
  • Ad Hoc Group Ninth Session (5 – 23 January 1998)
  • Ad Hoc Group Eighth Session (15 September – 3 October 1997)
  • Formal Consultative Process (25 – 27 August 1997)
  • Ad Hoc Group Seventh Session (14 July – 1 August 1997)
  • Ad Hoc Group Sixth Session (3 – 21 March 1997)
  • Fourth Review Conference (25 November – 6 December 1996)
  • Ad Hoc Group Fifth Session (16 – 27 September 1996)
  • Ad Hoc Group Fourth Session (15 – 26 July 1996)
  • Fourth Review Conference Preparatory Committee (9 – 12 April 1996)
  • Ad Hoc Group Third Session (27 November – 8 December 1995)
  • Ad Hoc Group Second Session (10 – 21 July 1995)
  • Ad Hoc Group First Session (4 - 6 January 1995)
  • Special Conference (19 – 30 September 1994)
  • Special Conference Preparatory Committee (11 – 15 April 1994)
  • VEREX 4 (13 – 24 September 1993)
  • VEREX 3 (24 May – 4 June 1993)
  • VEREX 2 (23 November – 4 November 1992)
  • VEREX 1 (30 March – 10 April 1992)
  • Third Review Conference (9 - 27 September 1991)
  • Third Review Conference Preparatory Committee (8 – 12 April 1991)
  • Ad Hoc Group Meeting of Scientific and Technical Experts from States Parties to Finalise the Modalities for the Exchange of Information and Data (31 March – 15 April 1987)
  • Second Review Conference (8 – 26 September 1986)
  • Second Review Conference Preparatory Committee (28 April – 2 May 1986)
  • First Review Conference (3 – 21 March 1980)
  • First Review Conference Preparatory Committee (9 - 18 July 1979)