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Membership of the Biological Weapons Convention



The Biological Weapons Convention currently has 182 States Parties and five 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. Central African Republic
  34. Chile
  35. China
  36. Colombia
  37. Congo
  38. Cook Islands
  39. Costa Rica
  40. Côte d'Ivoire
  41. Croatia
  42. Cuba
  43. Cyprus
  44. Czech Republic
  45. Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
  46. Democratic Republic of the Congo
  47. Denmark
  48. Dominica
  49. Dominican Republic
  50. Ecuador
  51. El Salvador
  52. Equatorial Guinea
  53. Estonia
  54. Eswatini
  55. Ethiopia
  56. Fiji
  57. Finland
  58. France
  59. Gabon
  60. Gambia
  61. Georgia
  62. Germany
  63. Ghana
  64. Greece
  65. Grenada
  66. Guatemala
  67. Guinea
  68. Guinea-Bissau
  69. Guyana
  70. Holy See
  71. Honduras
  72. Hungary
  73. Iceland
  74. India
  75. Indonesia
  76. Iran (Islamic Republic of)
  77. Iraq
  78. Ireland
  79. Italy
  80. Jamaica
  81. Japan
  82. Jordan
  83. Kazakhstan
  84. Kenya
  85. Kuwait
  86. Kyrgyzstan
  87. Lao People’s Democratic Republic
  88. Latvia
  89. Lebanon
  90. Lesotho
  91. Liberia
  92. Libya
  93. Liechtenstein
  94. Lithuania
  95. Luxembourg
  96. Madagascar
  97. Malawi
  98. Malaysia
  99. Maldives
  100. Mali
  101. Malta
  102. Marshall Islands
  103. Mauritania
  104. Mauritius
  105. Mexico
  106. Monaco
  107. Mongolia
  108. Montenegro
  109. Morocco
  110. Mozambique
  111. Myanmar
  112. Nauru
  113. Nepal
  114. Netherlands
  115. New Zealand
  116. Nicaragua
  117. Niger
  118. Nigeria
  119. Niue
  120. Norway
  121. Oman
  122. Pakistan
  123. Palau
  124. Panama
  125. Papua New Guinea
  126. Paraguay
  127. Peru
  128. Philippines
  129. Poland
  130. Portugal
  131. Qatar
  132. Republic of Korea
  133. Republic of Moldova
  134. Romania
  135. Russian Federation
  136. Rwanda
  137. Saint Kitts and Nevis
  138. Saint Lucia
  139. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  140. Samoa
  141. San Marino
  142. Sao Tome and Principe
  143. Saudi Arabia
  144. Senegal
  145. Serbia
  146. Seychelles
  147. Sierra Leone
  148. Singapore
  149. Slovakia
  150. Slovenia
  151. Solomon Islands
  152. South Africa
  153. Spain
  154. Sri Lanka
  155. State of Palestine
  156. Sudan
  157. Suriname
  158. Sweden
  159. Switzerland
  160. Tajikistan
  161. Thailand
  162. The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
  163. Timor-Leste
  164. Togo
  165. Tonga
  166. Trinidad and Tobago
  167. Tunisia
  168. Turkey
  169. Turkmenistan
  170. Uganda
  171. Ukraine
  172. United Arab Emirates
  173. United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
  174. United States of America
  175. Uruguay
  176. Uzbekistan
  177. Vanuatu
  178. Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
  179. Viet Nam
  180. Yemen
  181. Zambia
  182. Zimbabwe



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