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The Seventh Review Conference decided that how to enable fuller participation in the CBMs would be one of two Biennial Agenda Items to be addressed during the 2012–2015 intersessional programme. In accordance with the decision of the Seventh Review Conference, this particular item was considered at the Meetings of Experts and Meetings of States Parties in 2012 and 2013.

Below are the working papers and the presentations submitted on these particular topics during the 2012-2015 intersessional programme.

2012 Meeting of Experts

BWC/MSP/2012/MX/WP.4 Confidence Building Measures - Submitted by the United States of America

BWC/MSP/2012/MX/WP.11 On forms of annual declarations of BTWC-related facilities and activities submitted by State Parties as confidence-building measures - Submitted by the Russian Federation (informal English translation included)

2012 Meeting of States Parties

BWC/MSP/2012/WP.1 Next steps on the CBMs: some key questions for 2013 - submitted by the United Kingdom

BWC/MSP/2012/WP.7 The intersessional process: comments and proposals - submitted by South Africa

2013 Meeting of Experts

BWC/MSP/2013/MX/WP.3 Confidence-building Measures: next steps to enable fuller participation - Submitted by the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

BWC/MSP/2013/MX/WP.7 Improving participation in the Confidence-Building Measure system - Submitted by Canada

BWC/MSP/2013/MX/WP.9 Making the most of the Confidence-building Measures - Submitted by the United States

BWC/MSP/2013/MX/WP.13 Confidence-Building Measures: enabling fuller participation - Submitted by Switzerland
  • Japan (How to enable fuller participation in the CBMs)

2013 Meeting of States Parties

BWC/MSP/2013/WP.1 Confidence-building measures: time to redouble efforts for effective action - submitted by the United States of America

BWC/MSP/2013/WP.4 Getting Past Yes: Moving From Consensus Text to Effective Action - Submitted by Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Netherlands, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and the United States of America

BWC/MSP/2013/WP.7 Step-by-step approach in CBM participation - Submitted by Australia, Canada, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Republic of Korea, and Switzerland

BWC/MSP/2013/WP.7/Corr.1 English