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Membership of the Biological Weapons Convention



The Biological Weapons Convention currently has 179 States Parties and six Signatory States. There are 11 States which have neither signed nor ratified the Convention.

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



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



Hide details for Signatory States (deposit of instrument of ratification still required)Signatory States (deposit of instrument of ratification still required)
  1. Central African Republic
  2. Egypt
  3. Haiti
  4. Somalia
  5. Syrian Arab Republic
  6. United Republic of Tanzania

Show details for Non-Signatory States (deposit of instrument of accession or succession still required)Non-Signatory States (deposit of instrument of accession or succession still required)