The Seventh Review Conference of the Biological Weapons Convention

Avramchev, Georgi and Taleski, Vaso (2013) The Seventh Review Conference of the Biological Weapons Convention. In: Future Biosecurity Challenges in Detection, Preemption, and Mitigation: The Nexus of. International Counterproliferation Program, Defense Threat Reduction Agency, Fort Belvoir, Virginia, pp. 1-10.

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“Overall, we have done pretty well. In some areas, we could have done better” - Ambassador Paul van den IJssel, President, Biological Weapons Convention (BWC) Seventh Review Conference 2011 was a year of particular importance to the BWC. It was an opportunity to shape the direction that the treaty would take in coming years and ensure that it would remain at the forefront of efforts to prevent the use of disease as a weapon. Hopes for the future were high. Annual meetings had been constructive and the atmosphere positive. There was momentum. There had been an exhaustive, open-ended preparatory process which provided multiple opportunities to explore technical issues, flag concerns, find compromises, and build the foundations for success. States parties gathered in Geneva in December 2011 to reflect on what they had achieved, and looked forward to what they wished to accomplish in the next five years.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: Medical and Health Sciences > Health sciences
Social Sciences > Law
Divisions: Faculty of Medical Science
Depositing User: Vaso Taleski
Date Deposited: 04 Feb 2014 09:58
Last Modified: 04 Feb 2014 09:58

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