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Disarmament

Fifth Review Conference

The original session of the Fifth Review Conference of the States Parties to the Biological Weapons Convention was held in Geneva from 19 November to 7 December 2001. The resumed session of the Fifth Review Conference was held in Geneva from 11 to 22 November 2002.

Ambassador Tibor Toth (Hungary) was the President of the Review Conference.


Outcome of the Fifth Review Conference

The Final Document of the Conference in all available official languages:

ArabicChineseEnglish FrenchRussian Spanish


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Provisional agenda for the Fifth Review Conference:
BWC/CONF.V/01
BWC/CONF.V/01 (Arabic)
BWC/CONF.V/01 (Chinese)
BWC/CONF.V/01 (French)
BWC/CONF.V/01 (Russian)
BWC/CONF.V/01 (Spanish)

Background information document on the participation of States Parties in the agreed Confidence-Building Measures (CBMs):
BWC/CONF.V/02

Background information document on the participation of States Parties in the agreed Confidence-Building Measures (CBMs):
BWC/CONF.V/02/Add.1

Background information document on the participation of States Parties in the agreed Confidence-Building Measures (CBMs):
BWC/CONF.V/02/Add.1/Corr.1

Background information document on the participation of States Parties in the agreed Confidence-Building Measures (CBMs):
BWC/CONF.V/02/Corr.1

Background information document on the participation of States Parties in the agreed Confidence-Building Measures (CBMs):
BWC/CONF.V/02/Corr.2

Background information document on the participation of States Parties in the agreed Confidence-Building Measures (CBMs):
BWC/CONF.V/02/Corr.3

Background document on compliance by States Parties with all their obligations under the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production and Stockpiling of Bacteriological (Biological) and Toxin Weapons and on Their Destruction:
BWC/CONF.V/03
BWC/CONF.V/03 (Arabic)

Background document on compliance by States Parties with all their obligations under the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production and Stockpiling of Bacteriological (Biological) and Toxin Weapons and on Their Destruction:
BWC/CONF.V/03/Add.1
BWC/CONF.V/03/Add.1 (Arabic)
BWC/CONF.V/03/Add.1 (Chinese)
BWC/CONF.V/03/Add.1 (French)
BWC/CONF.V/03/Add.1 (Russian)
BWC/CONF.V/03/Add.1 (Spanish)

Background document on compliance by States Parties with all their obligations under the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production and Stockpiling of Bacteriological (Biological) and Toxin Weapons and on Their Destruction:
BWC/CONF.V/03/Add.2
BWC/CONF.V/03/Add.2 (Arabic)
BWC/CONF.V/03/Add.2 (Chinese)
BWC/CONF.V/03/Add.2 (French)
BWC/CONF.V/03/Add.2 (Russian)
BWC/CONF.V/03/Add.2 (Spanish)

Background document on compliance by States Parties with all their obligations under the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production and Stockpiling of Bacteriological (Biological) and Toxin Weapons and on Their Destruction:
BWC/CONF.V/03/Add.3
BWC/CONF.V/03/Add.3 (Arabic)
BWC/CONF.V/03/Add.3 (Chinese)
BWC/CONF.V/03/Add.3 (French)
BWC/CONF.V/03/Add.3 (Russian)
BWC/CONF.V/03/Add.3 (Spanish)

Background document on compliance by States Parties with all their obligations under the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production and Stockpiling of Bacteriological (Biological) and Toxin Weapons and on Their Destruction:
BWC/CONF.V/03/Add.4
BWC/CONF.V/03/Add.4 (Arabic)
BWC/CONF.V/03/Add.4 (Chinese)
BWC/CONF.V/03/Add.4 (French)
BWC/CONF.V/03/Add.4 (Russian)
BWC/CONF.V/03/Add.4 (Spanish)

Background document on compliance by States Parties with all their obligations under the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production and Stockpiling of Bacteriological (Biological) and Toxin Weapons and on Their Destruction:
BWC/CONF.V/03/Add.5
BWC/CONF.V/03/Add.5 (Arabic)
BWC/CONF.V/03/Add.5 (Chinese)
BWC/CONF.V/03/Add.5 (French)
BWC/CONF.V/03/Add.5 (Russian)
BWC/CONF.V/03/Add.5 (Spanish)

Background document on compliance by States Parties with all their obligations under the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production and Stockpiling of Bacteriological (Biological) and Toxin Weapons and on Their Destruction:
BWC/CONF.V/03/Add.6
BWC/CONF.V/03/Add.6 (Arabic)
BWC/CONF.V/03/Add.6 (Chinese)
BWC/CONF.V/03/Add.6 (French)
BWC/CONF.V/03/Add.6 (Russian)
BWC/CONF.V/03/Add.6 (Spanish)

Background document on compliance by States Parties with all their obligations under the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production and Stockpiling of Bacteriological (Biological) and Toxin Weapons and on Their Destruction:
BWC/CONF.V/03/Add.7
BWC/CONF.V/03/Add.7 (Arabic)
BWC/CONF.V/03/Add.7 (Chinese)
BWC/CONF.V/03/Add.7 (French)
BWC/CONF.V/03/Add.7 (Russian)
BWC/CONF.V/03/Add.7 (Spanish)

Background document on compliance by States Parties with all their obligations under the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production and Stockpiling of Bacteriological (Biological) and Toxin Weapons and on Their Destruction:
BWC/CONF.V/03/Add.8
BWC/CONF.V/03/Add.8 (Arabic)
BWC/CONF.V/03/Add.8 (Chinese)
BWC/CONF.V/03/Add.8 (French)
BWC/CONF.V/03/Add.8 (Russian)
BWC/CONF.V/03/Add.8 (Spanish)

Background document on compliance by States Parties with all their obligations under the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production and Stockpiling of Bacteriological (Biological) and Toxin Weapons and on Their Destruction:
BWC/CONF.V/03/Add.9
BWC/CONF.V/03/Add.9 (Arabic)
BWC/CONF.V/03/Add.9 (Chinese)
BWC/CONF.V/03/Add.9 (French)
BWC/CONF.V/03/Add.9 (Russian)
BWC/CONF.V/03/Add.9 (Spanish)
BWC/CONF.V/03 (Chinese)
BWC/CONF.V/03/Corr.1
BWC/CONF.V/03/Corr.1 (Arabic)
BWC/CONF.V/03/Corr.1 (Russian)
BWC/CONF.V/03/Corr.1 (Spanish)
BWC/CONF.V/03 (French)
BWC/CONF.V/03 (Russian)
BWC/CONF.V/03 (Spanish)

Background paper on new scientific and technological developments relevant to the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production and Stockpiling of Bacteriological (Biological) and Toxin Weapons and on Their Destruction:
BWC/CONF.V/04
BWC/CONF.V/04 (Arabic)

Background paper on new scientific and technological developments relevant to the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production and Stockpiling of Bacteriological (Biological) and Toxin Weapons and on Their Destruction:
BWC/CONF.V/04/Add.1
BWC/CONF.V/04/Add.1 (Arabic)
BWC/CONF.V/04/Add.1 (Chinese)
BWC/CONF.V/04/Add.1 (French)
BWC/CONF.V/04/Add.1 (Russian)
BWC/CONF.V/04/Add.1 (Spanish)
BWC/CONF.V/04 (Chinese)
BWC/CONF.V/04 (French)
BWC/CONF.V/04 (Russian)
BWC/CONF.V/04 (Spanish)

Legislation in the Federal Republic of Germany on the Prohibition of Biological Weapons:
BWC/CONF.V/05
BWC/CONF.V/05 (Arabic)
BWC/CONF.V/05 (Chinese)
BWC/CONF.V/05 (French)
BWC/CONF.V/05 (Russian)
BWC/CONF.V/05 (Spanish)

Technical assistance, exchange and cooperation undertaken by Australia in the field of biotechnology:
BWC/CONF.V/06
BWC/CONF.V/06 (Arabic)
BWC/CONF.V/06 (Chinese)
BWC/CONF.V/06 (French)
BWC/CONF.V/06 (Russian)
BWC/CONF.V/06 (Spanish)

Federal Republic of Germany - Developments in non-profit and industrial applications of genetic engineering, biotechnology and other areas of life sciences:
BWC/CONF.V/07
BWC/CONF.V/07 (Arabic)
BWC/CONF.V/07 (Chinese)
BWC/CONF.V/07 (French)
BWC/CONF.V/07 (Russian)
BWC/CONF.V/07 (Spanish)

Federal Republic of Germany - Transparency in biodefence:
BWC/CONF.V/08
BWC/CONF.V/08 (Arabic)
BWC/CONF.V/08 (Chinese)
BWC/CONF.V/08 (French)
BWC/CONF.V/08 (Russian)
BWC/CONF.V/08 (Spanish)

Implementation of Article X of the 1972 Convention - France’s policy on scientific cooperation in biology and medicine in the field of health:
BWC/CONF.V/09
BWC/CONF.V/09 (Arabic)
BWC/CONF.V/09 (Chinese)
BWC/CONF.V/09 (French)
BWC/CONF.V/09 (Russian)
BWC/CONF.V/09 (Spanish)

Background information on the compliance Background information on the compliance of Article IV - Brazil:
BWC/CONF.V/10
BWC/CONF.V/10 (Arabic)
BWC/CONF.V/10 (Chinese)

Background information on the compliance of Article IV - Brazil:
BWC/CONF.V/10/Corr.1
BWC/CONF.V/10 (French)
BWC/CONF.V/10 (Russian)
BWC/CONF.V/10 (Spanish)

The reply of the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya:
BWC/CONF.V/11
BWC/CONF.V/11 (Arabic)
BWC/CONF.V/11 (Chinese)
BWC/CONF.V/11 (French)
BWC/CONF.V/11 (Russian)
BWC/CONF.V/11 (Spanish)

Interim Report - Fifth Review Conference of the States Parties to the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production and Stockpiling of Bacteriological (Biological) and Toxin Weapons and on their Destruction:
BWC/CONF.V/12
BWC/CONF.V/12 (Arabic)
BWC/CONF.V/12 (Chinese)
BWC/CONF.V/12 (French)
BWC/CONF.V/12 (Russian)
BWC/CONF.V/12 (Spanish)
BWC/CONF.V/13 (French)
BWC/CONF.V/13 (Spanish)

Estimated costs of the Resumed Session of the Fifth Review Conference of the States Parties to the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production and Stockpiling of Bacteriological (Biological) and Toxin Weapons and on Their Destruction:
BWC/CONF.V/13
BWC/CONF.V/13 (Arabic)
BWC/CONF.V/13 (Chinese)
BWC/CONF.V/13 (Russian)
BWC/CONF.V/14 (French)

Estimated costs of meetings in 2003, 2004 and 2005 of the States Parties to the Convention on the Prohibition of the Production, Development and Stockpiling of Bacteriological (Biological) and Toxin Weapons and on Their Destruction:
BWC/CONF.V/14
BWC/CONF.V/14 (Arabic)
BWC/CONF.V/14 (Chinese)
BWC/CONF.V/14 (Russian)
BWC/CONF.V/14 (Spanish)
BWC/CONF.V/15 (French)
BWC/CONF.V/15 (Spanish)

Statement of the Group of the Non-Aligned Movement and Other States:
BWC/CONF.V/15
BWC/CONF.V/15 (Chinese)
BWC/CONF.V/16 (Chinese)
BWC/CONF.V/16 (French)
BWC/CONF.V/16 (Spanish)

Statement of the Western Group:
BWC/CONF.V/16
BWC/CONF.V/16 (Arabic)

Final Document of the Fifth Review Conference of the States Parties to the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production and Stockpiling of Bacteriological (Biological) and Toxin Weapons and on Their Destruction:
BWC/CONF.V/17
BWC/CONF.V/17 (Arabic)
BWC/CONF.V/17 (Chinese)
BWC/CONF.V/17 (French)
BWC/CONF.V/17 (Russian)
BWC/CONF.V/17 (Spanish)

Report of the Credentials Committee:
BWC/CONF.V/CC/01
BWC/CONF.V/COW/01-Part.I
BWC/CONF.V/COW/01-Part.II
BWC/CONF.V/COW/L1

Strengthening Confidence-Building Measures - Working paper by South Africa:
BWC/CONF.V/COW/WP.01

Article I - Working paper submitted by China:
BWC/CONF.V/COW/WP.02

Article III - Working paper submitted by China:
BWC/CONF.V/COW/WP.03

Article IV - Working paper submitted by China:
BWC/CONF.V/COW/WP.04

Article V - Working paper submitted by China:
BWC/CONF.V/COW/WP.05

Proposals for the Fifth Review Conference of the States Parties to the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production and Stockpiling of Bacteriological (Biological) and Toxin Weapons and on Their Destruction - Working paper by the Libyan Ar:
BWC/CONF.V/COW/WP.06

Proposal concerning Article 10 - Working paper by the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya:
BWC/CONF.V/COW/WP.07

Fifth BWC Review Conference - Article X review - Working paper by Australia, France and Italy:
BWC/CONF.V/COW/WP.08

Working paper submitted by China, Cuba, India, Indonesia, Islamic Republic of Iran, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya and Pakistan:
BWC/CONF.V/COW/WP.09

The universality of the Biological Weapons Convention - Working paper by NAM and Other States:
BWC/CONF.V/COW/WP.10

The universality of the Biological Weapons Convention - Working paper by NAM and Other States:
BWC/CONF.V/COW/WP.10/Rev.1

The prohibition of the use of biological weapons - Working paper by NAM and Other States:
BWC/CONF.V/COW/WP.11

Measures to strengthen Article X: Scientific and technological exchange for peaceful purposes and technical cooperation - Working paper by NAM and Other States:
BWC/CONF.V/COW/WP.12

Measures to strengthen Article X: Scientific and technological exchange for peaceful purposes and technical cooperation - Working paper by NAM and Other States:
BWC/CONF.V/COW/WP.12/Corr.1

The work of the Ad Hoc Group to the Biological Weapons Convention - Working paper by NAM and Other States:
BWC/CONF.V/COW/WP.13

Working paper by Japan:
BWC/CONF.V/COW/WP.14

Working paper by Canada and Poland:
BWC/CONF.V/COW/WP.15
BWC/CONF.V/COW/WP.15 (French)

Proposal for the Final Declaration - Working paper by Argentina and Australia:
BWC/CONF.V/COW/WP.16

Proposals - Working paper by the United States of America:
BWC/CONF.V/COW/WP.17

Proposal on Article VIII - Working paper submitted by the Russian Federation:
BWC/CONF.V/COW/WP.18

Proposal - Working paper by Brazil, Chile, Mexico and Peru:
BWC/CONF.V/COW/WP.19

Proposal - Working paper by Chile:
BWC/CONF.V/COW/WP.20

Proposal - Working paper by Pakistan:
BWC/CONF.V/COW/WP.21

Proposal - Working paper by Canada and Switzerland:
BWC/CONF.V/COW/WP.22
BWC/CONF.V/COW/WP.22 (French)

Proposals - Working paper submitted by the European Union:
BWC/CONF.V/COW/WP.23

Proposal - Article 15 - Working paper by Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya and Oman:
BWC/CONF.V/COW/WP.24

Transfer of equipment and biological materials for peaceful application - Working paper by China, Cuba, India, Indonesia, Islamic Republic of Iran, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, Pakistan and Sri Lanka:
BWC/CONF.V/COW/WP.25

Proposal - Working paper by Mexico and Peru:
BWC/CONF.V/COW/WP.26

Proposal concerning Article V - Working paper by the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya:
BWC/CONF.V/COW/WP.27

Proposals - Working paper by the Islamic Republic of Iran:
BWC/CONF.V/COW/WP.28

Proposals - Working paper by the Islamic Republic of Iran:
BWC/CONF.V/COW/WP.28/Add.1

Working paper by Mexico:
BWC/CONF.V/COW/WP.29

Working paper by Australia, Canada and New Zealand:
BWC/CONF.V/COW/WP.30
BWC/CONF.V/COW/WP.30 (French)

Article X - Institutional mechanisms for international cooperation and assistance - Working paper by NAM and Other States:
BWC/CONF.V/COW/WP.31

BTWC Fifth Review Conference - Facilitators:
BWC/CONF.V/CRP.01

Note from the Secretariat - Reproduction of the Annex on Confidence-Building Measures from the Final Declaration of the Third Review Conference:
BWC/CONF.V/CRP.02
BWC/CONF.V/CRP.03 (French)

Draft Decision of the Fifth Review Conference of the States Parties to the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production and Stockpiling of Bacteriological (Biological) Weapons and Their Destruction:
BWC/CONF.V/CRP.03
BWC/CONF.V/CRP.03 (Chinese)
BWC/CONF.V/CRP.03 (Spanish)

Working paper by the Islamic Republic of Iran - Article XI:
BWC/CONF.V/DC/WP.01

List of States Parties to the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production and Stockpiling of Bacteriological (Biological) and Toxin Weapons and on Their Destruction, as at October 2001:
BWC/CONF.V/INF.01
BWC/CONF.V/INF.01/Corr.1

Organization of the Conference:
BWC/CONF.V/INF.02

List of participants (initial session):
BWC/CONF.V/INF.03

List of States Parties to the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production and Stockpiling of Bacteriological (Biological) and Toxin Weapons and on Their Destruction, as at October 2002:
BWC/CONF.V/INF.04

List of participants (resumed session):
BWC/CONF.V/INF.05

Draft Report of the Fifth Review Conference of the States Parties to the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production and Stockpiling of Bacteriological (Biological) and Toxin Weapons and on Their Destruction:
BWC/CONF.V/L.01

Informal paper by the Chairman of the Committee of the Whole:
BWC/CONF.V/MISC.01

Provisional list of participants (initial session):
BWC/CONF.V/MISC.02

Summary record (partial) of the 1st meeting:
BWC/CONF.V/SR.01

Summary record (partial) of the 2nd meeting:
BWC/CONF.V/SR.02

Summary record (partial) of the 3rd meeting:
BWC/CONF.V/SR.03

Summary record (partial) of the 4th meeting:
BWC/CONF.V/SR.04

Summary record (partial) of the 5th meeting:
BWC/CONF.V/SR.05

Summary record (partial) of the 6th meeting:
BWC/CONF.V/SR.06
BWC/CONF.V/SR.06 (Arabic)

Summary record (partial) of the 7th meeting:
BWC/CONF.V/SR.07

Summary record (partial) of the 8th meeting:
BWC/CONF.V/SR.08
BWC/CONF.V/SR.08 (Arabic)
BWC/CONF.V/SR.08 (Chinese)

Summary record (partial) of the 9th meeting:
BWC/CONF.V/SR.09


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