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Meeting of States Parties (1-5 December 2014)

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The 2014 Meeting of States Parties was held in the Palais des Nations from 1 to 5 December 2014. The meeting opened at 10:00 on Monday 1 December in Room XVIII and closed on Friday 5 December.

The Meeting of States Parties was chaired by Ambassador Urs Schmid of Switzerland. In accordance with the decision of the Seventh Review Conference, the meeting considered the work of the Meeting of Experts (4-8 August 2014) on the three standing agenda items (cooperation and assistance, with a particular focus on strengthening cooperation and assistance under Article X; review of developments in the field of science and technology related to the Convention; and strengthening national implementation), as well as the biennial item of how to strengthen implementation of Article VII.

The 2014 Meeting of States Parties ended on 5 December 2014. A press release is available here.

Report of the Meeting of States Parties

The report is now available in all UN languages:

English


Informal Indicative Schedule

This informal indicative schedule combines elements of the provisional programme of work and up-to-date information on side events.

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BWC/MSP/2014/1 - Provisional Agenda



BWC/MSP/2014/2 - Provisional Programme of Work




BWC/MSP/2014/3 - Report on universalization activities - Submitted by the Chairman




BWC/MSP/2014/3/Add.1 Report on universalization activities - Submitted by the Chairman - Addendum




BWC/MSP/2014/4 - Report of the Implementation Support Unit - Submitted by the Implementation Support Unit





BWC/MSP/2014/4/Corr.1 Report of the Implementation Support Unit - Submitted by the Implementation Support Unit - Corrigendum




BWC/MSP/2014/4/Corr.2 Corrigendum to ISU Report




BWC/MSP/2014/5 - Report of the Meeting of States Parties


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BWC/MSP/2014/5/Corr.1 Report of the Meeting of States Parties- Corrigendum





BWC/MSP/2014/6 - Explanation of Position by the Russian Federation- Submitted by the Russian Federation

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BWC/MSP/2014/INF.1 Information for States parties, observer States, intergovernmental organizations and non-governmental organizations

Note by the Secretariat

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BWC/MSP/2014/INF.2 International organizations that may be involved in the provision and coordination of assistance relevant to Article VII




BWC/MSP/2014/INF.3 Confidence and compliance with the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention: Workshop Report - submitted by the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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BWC/MSP/2014/INF.4 List of Participants

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BWC/MSP/2014/INF.5 Update on Australia's Implementation of BWC Article X

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BWC/MSP/2014/L.1 Synthesis of considerations, lessons, perspectives, recommendations, conclusions, and proposals drawn from the presentations, statements, working papers and interventions on the topics under discussion at the Meeting of Experts

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BWC/MSP/2014/L.2 Working Paper

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BWC/MSP/2014/WP.1 Article VII: Analysis of existing resources and gaps, and recommendations for future actions - Submitted by the United States of America

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BWC/MSP/2014/WP.1/Corr.1 Corrigendum to Article VII: Analysis of existing resources and gaps, and recommendations for future actions - Submitted by the United States of America

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BWC/MSP/2014/WP.1/ADD.1/Corr.1 Article VII: Analysis of existing resources and gaps and recommendations for future actions, submitted by Columbia, Greece, Italy, Lithuania, New Zealand, Norway, Republic of Korea, Slovenia, Switzerland, Turkey and the United States of America

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BWC/MSP/2014/WP.1/ADD.1/Corr.2 Article VII: Analysis of existing resources and gaps and recommendations for future actions, submitted by Columbia, Greece, Italy, Lithuania, New Zealand, Norway, Republic of Korea, Slovenia, Switzerland, Turkey and the United States of America

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BWC/MSP/2014/WP.2 Strengthening national implementation: elements of an effective national export control system - Submitted by Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Hungary, Ireland, Finland, France, Germany, Japan, Latvia, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovak Republic, Sweden, Spain, Ukraine, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and the United States of America

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BWC/MSP/2014/WP.2/Add.1 Strengthening national implementation: elements of an effective national export control system - Submitted by Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Korea, Romania, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and the United States of America

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BWC/MSP/2014/WP.3 Exercice pilote de revue par les pairs tenu du 4 au 6
décembre 2013 à Paris - submitted by France

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BWC/MSP/2014/WP.4 China's efforts in assisting West African countries combatting Ebola epidemic - submitted by China

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BWC/MSP/2014/WP.6 “Código de Conducta para Científicos” - submitted by Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Italy, Mexico and Spain

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BWC/MSP/2014/WP.7 Perspectives on Article VII - Submitted by South Africa

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BWC/MSP/2014/WP.8 National Implementation of the Biological Weapons Convention - submitted by Australia, Chile, Costa Rica, Ghana, Japan, Malaysia, the Republic of Korea, and Thailand

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BWC/MSP/2014/WP.9 Exercise and training for investigations of alleged use of biological weapons with special consideration of the functional subunits approach (Berlin, 10-19 November 2014) - submitted by Germany

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BWC/MSP/2014/WP.10 Updated Report on Germany's implementation of Article X (with special focus on the German Partnership Programme for Excellence in Biological and Health Security)

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BWC/MSP/2014/WP.11 International activities of the Government of Canada related to Article X of the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention: Update 2014

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BWC/MSP/2014/WP.12 Report on implementation of Article X of the Convention. Submitted by India

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