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Membership of the Biological Weapons Convention



The Biological Weapons Convention currently has 181 States Parties and six Signatory States. There are 10 States which have neither signed nor ratified the Convention.

For information on ratifying or acceding to the Convention, please click here.



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The interactive map above displays a variety of information of relevance to the BWC. The colour of each country indicates it's status as either a State Party, signatory, or non-State Party to the Biological Weapons Convention.

You can zoom in, zoom out and re-center the map using the tool-kit on its upper left hand side. Hovering above different countries will also reveal information about their status, signature, accession and/or ratification date, their regional group status, and the number of Conferences and Meetings they have attended since the entry into force of the Convention.


Lists of States Parties, Signatory States and Non-Signatory States

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  1. Afghanistan
  2. Albania
  3. Algeria
  4. Andorra
  5. Angola
  6. Antigua and Barbuda
  7. Argentina
  8. Armenia
  9. Australia
  10. Austria
  11. Azerbaijan
  12. Bahamas
  13. Bahrain
  14. Bangladesh
  15. Barbados
  16. Belarus
  17. Belgium
  18. Belize
  19. Benin
  20. Bhutan
  21. Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
  22. Bosnia-Herzegovina
  23. Botswana
  24. Brazil
  25. Brunei Darussalam
  26. Bulgaria
  27. Burkina Faso
  28. Burundi
  29. Cambodia
  30. Cameroon
  31. Canada
  32. Cape Verde
  33. Chile
  34. China
  35. Colombia
  36. Congo
  37. Cook Islands
  38. Costa Rica
  39. Côte d'Ivoire
  40. Croatia
  41. Cuba
  42. Cyprus
  43. Czech Republic
  44. Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
  45. Democratic Republic of the Congo
  46. Denmark
  47. Dominica
  48. Dominican Republic
  49. Ecuador
  50. El Salvador
  51. Equatorial Guinea
  52. Estonia
  53. Eswatini
  54. Ethiopia
  55. Fiji
  56. Finland
  57. France
  58. Gabon
  59. Gambia
  60. Georgia
  61. Germany
  62. Ghana
  63. Greece
  64. Grenada
  65. Guatemala
  66. Guinea
  67. Guinea-Bissau
  68. Guyana
  69. Holy See
  70. Honduras
  71. Hungary
  72. Iceland
  73. India
  74. Indonesia
  75. Iran (Islamic Republic of)
  76. Iraq
  77. Ireland
  78. Italy
  79. Jamaica
  80. Japan
  81. Jordan
  82. Kazakhstan
  83. Kenya
  84. Kuwait
  85. Kyrgyzstan
  86. Lao People’s Democratic Republic
  87. Latvia
  88. Lebanon
  89. Lesotho
  90. Liberia
  91. Libya
  92. Liechtenstein
  93. Lithuania
  94. Luxembourg
  95. Madagascar
  96. Malawi
  97. Malaysia
  98. Maldives
  99. Mali
  100. Malta
  101. Marshall Islands
  102. Mauritania
  103. Mauritius
  104. Mexico
  105. Monaco
  106. Mongolia
  107. Montenegro
  108. Morocco
  109. Mozambique
  110. Myanmar
  111. Nauru
  112. Nepal
  113. Netherlands
  114. New Zealand
  115. Nicaragua
  116. Niger
  117. Nigeria
  118. Niue
  119. Norway
  120. Oman
  121. Pakistan
  122. Palau
  123. Panama
  124. Papua New Guinea
  125. Paraguay
  126. Peru
  127. Philippines
  128. Poland
  129. Portugal
  130. Qatar
  131. Republic of Korea
  132. Republic of Moldova
  133. Romania
  134. Russian Federation
  135. Rwanda
  136. Saint Kitts and Nevis
  137. Saint Lucia
  138. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  139. Samoa
  140. San Marino
  141. Sao Tome and Principe
  142. Saudi Arabia
  143. Senegal
  144. Serbia
  145. Seychelles
  146. Sierra Leone
  147. Singapore
  148. Slovakia
  149. Slovenia
  150. Solomon Islands
  151. South Africa
  152. Spain
  153. Sri Lanka
  154. State of Palestine
  155. Sudan
  156. Suriname
  157. Sweden
  158. Switzerland
  159. Tajikistan
  160. Thailand
  161. The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
  162. Timor-Leste
  163. Togo
  164. Tonga
  165. Trinidad and Tobago
  166. Tunisia
  167. Turkey
  168. Turkmenistan
  169. Uganda
  170. Ukraine
  171. United Arab Emirates
  172. United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
  173. United States of America
  174. Uruguay
  175. Uzbekistan
  176. Vanuatu
  177. Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
  178. Viet Nam
  179. Yemen
  180. Zambia
  181. Zimbabwe



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