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2019 BWC Meeting of Experts on Strengthening National Implementation



The Meeting of Experts on Strengthening National Implementation took place on 5 August 2019, at the Palais des Nations, in Room XX.

MX3 was chaired by Ms. Lebogang Phihlela of South Africa and considered the following topics:
  • Measures related to Article IV of the Convention;
  • CBM submissions in terms of quantity and quality;
  • Various ways to promote transparency and confidence building under the Convention;
  • Role of international cooperation and assistance under Article X, in support of strengthening the implementation of the Convention
  • Issues related to Article III, including effective measures of export control, in full conformity with all Articles of the Convention, including Article X.

Official documents

  • BWC/MSP/2019/MX.3/1 – Provisional agenda for the 2019 Meeting of Experts on strengthening national implementation - Submitted by the Chairperson
  • BWC/MSP/2019/MX.3/CRP.1 [Advance version] - Procedural report for the 2019 Meeting of Experts on strengthening national implementation - Submitted by the Chairperson
  • BWC/MSP/2019/MX.3/WP.1 - Strengthening National Implementation: The United States National Biodefense Strategy - Submitted by the United States of America
  • BWC/MSP/2019/MX.3/WP.2/Rev.1 - Proposals to Enhance Confidence-Building Measures Participation - Submitted by Japan, co-sponsored by Australia, Germany, Malaysia and Republic of Korea
  • BWC/MSP/2019/MX.3/WP.3 - National Implementation under Article IV - Submitted by the Islamic Republic of Iran
  • BWC/MSP/2019/MX.3/WP.4 - Confidence Building Measure G - Declaration of Vaccine Production Facilities: identifying additional relevant facilities - Submitted by Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
  • BWC/MSP/2019/MX.3/WP.6 - Strengthening National Implementation - Submitted by the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela on behalf of the Non-Aligned Movement and other States Parties to the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention

Presentations and statements


Presentations and statements made during MX3 will be posted here, if provided by the presenter.

Agenda item 4 - Measures related to Article IV of the Convention


Agenda item 5 - Confidence Building Measures (CBM) submissions in terms of quantity and quality

Agenda item 6 -Various Ways to Promote Transparency and Confidence Building under the BWC

Agenda item 7 - The role of international cooperation and assistance under Article X, in support of strengthening the implementation of the Convention

Agenda item 8 - Issues related to Article III, including effective measures of export control, in full conformity with all Articles of the Convention, including Article X