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Fourth Review Conference

The Fourth Review Conference of the States Parties to the Biological Weapons Convention was held in Geneva from 25 November to 6 December 1996.

Ambassador Sir Michael Weston (United Kingdom) was the President of the Review Conference.


Outcome of the Fourth Review Conference

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

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Report of the Preparatory Committee for the Fourth Review Conference of the 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.IV/01
BWC/CONF.IV/01 (Arabic)
BWC/CONF.IV/01 (Chinese)
BWC/CONF.IV/01 (French)
BWC/CONF.IV/01 (Russian)
BWC/CONF.IV/01 (Spanish)

Background information on the participation of States Parties in the agreed confidence-building measures (CBMs):
BWC/CONF.IV/02
BWC/CONF.IV/02 (Arabic)
BWC/CONF.IV/02 (Chinese)

Background information on the participation of States Parties in the agreed confidence-building measures (CBMs):
BWC/CONF.IV/02/Corr.01
BWC/CONF.IV/02/Corr.01 (Arabic)
BWC/CONF.IV/02/Corr.01 (Chinese)
BWC/CONF.IV/02/Corr.01 (French)
BWC/CONF.IV/02/Corr.01 (Russian)
BWC/CONF.IV/02/Corr.01 (Spanish)

Background information on the participation of States Parties in the agreed confidence-building measures (CBMs):
BWC/CONF.IV/02/Corr.02
BWC/CONF.IV/02/Corr.02 (Arabic)
BWC/CONF.IV/02/Corr.02 (Chinese)
BWC/CONF.IV/02/Corr.02 (French)
BWC/CONF.IV/02/Corr.02 (Russian)
BWC/CONF.IV/02/Corr.02 (Spanish)

Background information on the participation of States Parties in the agreed confidence-building measures (CBMs):
BWC/CONF.IV/02/Corr.03
BWC/CONF.IV/02/Corr.03 (Arabic)
BWC/CONF.IV/02/Corr.03 (Chinese)
BWC/CONF.IV/02/Corr.03 (French)
BWC/CONF.IV/02/Corr.03 (Russian)
BWC/CONF.IV/02/Corr.03 (Spanish)

Background information on the participation of States Parties in the agreed confidence-building measures (CBMs):
BWC/CONF.IV/02/Corr.04
BWC/CONF.IV/02/Corr.04 (Arabic)
BWC/CONF.IV/02/Corr.04 (Chinese)
BWC/CONF.IV/02/Corr.04 (French)
BWC/CONF.IV/02/Corr.04 (Russian)
BWC/CONF.IV/02/Corr.04 (Spanish)

Background information on the participation of States Parties in the agreed confidence-building measures (CBMs):
BWC/CONF.IV/02/Corr.05
BWC/CONF.IV/02/Corr.05 (Arabic)
BWC/CONF.IV/02/Corr.05 (Chinese)
BWC/CONF.IV/02/Corr.05 (French)
BWC/CONF.IV/02/Corr.05 (Russian)
BWC/CONF.IV/02/Corr.05 (Spanish)
BWC/CONF.IV/02 (French)
BWC/CONF.IV/02 (Russian)
BWC/CONF.IV/02 (Spanish)

Background information 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.IV/03
BWC/CONF.IV/03 (Arabic)

Background information 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.IV/03/Add.01
BWC/CONF.IV/03/Add.01 (Arabic)
BWC/CONF.IV/03/Add.01 (Chinese)
BWC/CONF.IV/03/Add.01 (French)
BWC/CONF.IV/03/Add.01 (Russian)
BWC/CONF.IV/03/Add.01 (Spanish)

Background information 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.IV/03/Add.02
BWC/CONF.IV/03/Add.02 (Arabic)
BWC/CONF.IV/03/Add.02 (Chinese)
BWC/CONF.IV/03/Add.02 (French)
BWC/CONF.IV/03/Add.02 (Russian)
BWC/CONF.IV/03/Add.02 (Spanish)

Background information 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.IV/03/Add.03
BWC/CONF.IV/03/Add.03 (Arabic)
BWC/CONF.IV/03/Add.03 (Chinese)
BWC/CONF.IV/03/Add.03 (French)
BWC/CONF.IV/03/Add.03 (Russian)
BWC/CONF.IV/03/Add.03 (Spanish)
BWC/CONF.IV/03 (Chinese)

Background information 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.IV/03/Corr.01
BWC/CONF.IV/03/Corr.01 (Arabic)
BWC/CONF.IV/03/Corr.01 (Chinese)
BWC/CONF.IV/03/Corr.01 (French)
BWC/CONF.IV/03/Corr.01 (Russian)
BWC/CONF.IV/03/Corr.01 (Spanish)
BWC/CONF.IV/03/Corr.02
BWC/CONF.IV/03/Corr.02 (Arabic)
BWC/CONF.IV/03/Corr.02 (Chinese)
BWC/CONF.IV/03/Corr.02 (French)
BWC/CONF.IV/03/Corr.02 (Russian)
BWC/CONF.IV/03/Corr.02 (Spanish)
BWC/CONF.IV/03 (French)
BWC/CONF.IV/03 (Russian)
BWC/CONF.IV/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.IV/04
BWC/CONF.IV/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.IV/04/Add.01
BWC/CONF.IV/04/Add.01 (Arabic)
BWC/CONF.IV/04/Add.01 (Chinese)
BWC/CONF.IV/04/Add.01 (French)
BWC/CONF.IV/04/Add.01 (Russian)
BWC/CONF.IV/04/Add.01 (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.IV/04/Add.02
BWC/CONF.IV/04/Add.02 (Arabic)
BWC/CONF.IV/04/Add.02 (Chinese)
BWC/CONF.IV/04/Add.02 (French)
BWC/CONF.IV/04/Add.02 (Russian)
BWC/CONF.IV/04/Add.02 (Spanish)
BWC/CONF.IV/04 (Chinese)
BWC/CONF.IV/04 (French)
BWC/CONF.IV/04 (Russian)
BWC/CONF.IV/04 (Spanish)

Letter dated 27 November 1996 to the Secretary-General of the Biological Weapons Review Conference from the Permanent Representative of Canada, concerning the Indicative Survey: Canadian Microbiological and Medical Cooperation:
BWC/CONF.IV/05
BWC/CONF.IV/05 (Arabic)
BWC/CONF.IV/05 (Chinese)
BWC/CONF.IV/05 (French)
BWC/CONF.IV/05 (Russian)
BWC/CONF.IV/05 (Spanish)

Report of the Committee of the Whole:
BWC/CONF.IV/06
BWC/CONF.IV/06 (Arabic)

Report of the Committee of the Whole:
BWC/CONF.IV/06/Add.01
BWC/CONF.IV/06 (Chinese)
BWC/CONF.IV/06 (French)
BWC/CONF.IV/06 (Russian)
BWC/CONF.IV/06 (Spanish)

Facsimile dated 2 December 1996 to the Secretary-General of the Biological Weapons Convention Review Conference from the Director and Deputy to the Under-Secretary-General, Office of the Legal Counsel, New York:
BWC/CONF.IV/07
BWC/CONF.IV/07 (Arabic)
BWC/CONF.IV/07 (Chinese)
BWC/CONF.IV/07 (French)
BWC/CONF.IV/07 (Russian)
BWC/CONF.IV/07 (Spanish)

Note verbale from the Permanent Mission of the Arab Republic of Egypt to the Secretariat of the Fourth Review Conference of the States Parties to the Biological Weapons Convention attaching the statement of H.E. Ambassador Mounir Zahran. head of the Egypt:
BWC/CONF.IV/08

Final document of the Fourth Review Conference of the 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.IV/09
BWC/CONF.IV/09 (Arabic)
BWC/CONF.IV/09 (Chinese)
BWC/CONF.IV/09 (French)
BWC/CONF.IV/09 (Russian)
BWC/CONF.IV/09 (Spanish)

Report of the Credentials Committee:
BWC/CONF.IV/CC/01
BWC/CONF.IV/CC/01 (Arabic)
BWC/CONF.IV/CC/01 (Chinese)

Report of the Credentials Committee:
BWC/CONF.IV/CC/01/Corr.01
BWC/CONF.IV/CC/01/Corr.01 (Arabic)
BWC/CONF.IV/CC/01/Corr.01 (Chinese)
BWC/CONF.IV/CC/01/Corr.01 (French)
BWC/CONF.IV/CC/01/Corr.01 (Russian)
BWC/CONF.IV/CC/01/Corr.01 (Spanish)
BWC/CONF.IV/CC/01 (French)
BWC/CONF.IV/CC/01 (Russian)
BWC/CONF.IV/CC/01 (Spanish)

Draft report of the Committee of the Whole:
BWC/CONF.IV/COW/CRP.01
BWC/CONF.IV/COW/CRP.01 (Arabic)
BWC/CONF.IV/COW/CRP.01 (Chinese)

Draft report of the Committee of the Whole:
BWC/CONF.IV/COW/CRP.01/Corr.01
BWC/CONF.IV/COW/CRP.01/Corr.01 (Arabic)
BWC/CONF.IV/COW/CRP.01/Corr.01 (Chinese)
BWC/CONF.IV/COW/CRP.01/Corr.01 (French)
BWC/CONF.IV/COW/CRP.01/Corr.01 (Russian)
BWC/CONF.IV/COW/CRP.01/Corr.01 (Spanish)
BWC/CONF.IV/COW/CRP.01 (French)
BWC/CONF.IV/COW/CRP.01 (Russian)
BWC/CONF.IV/COW/CRP.01 (Spanish)

The use of BTW: A violation of Article I of the BTWC - Working paper submitted by South Africa:
BWC/CONF.IV/COW/WP.01
BWC/CONF.IV/COW/WP.01 (Arabic)
BWC/CONF.IV/COW/WP.01 (Chinese)
BWC/CONF.IV/COW/WP.01 (French)
BWC/CONF.IV/COW/WP.01 (Russian)
BWC/CONF.IV/COW/WP.01 (Spanish)

Islamic Republic of Iran – A proposal:
BWC/CONF.IV/COW/WP.02
BWC/CONF.IV/COW/WP.02 (Arabic)
BWC/CONF.IV/COW/WP.02 (Chinese)
BWC/CONF.IV/COW/WP.02 (French)
BWC/CONF.IV/COW/WP.02 (Russian)
BWC/CONF.IV/COW/WP.02 (Spanish)

Proposal for Article VIII (Geneva Protocol) - France/The Netherlands:
BWC/CONF.IV/COW/WP.03
BWC/CONF.IV/COW/WP.03 (Arabic)
BWC/CONF.IV/COW/WP.03 (Chinese)
BWC/CONF.IV/COW/WP.03 (French)
BWC/CONF.IV/COW/WP.03 (Russian)
BWC/CONF.IV/COW/WP.03 (Spanish)

Support for a system of global monitoring of emerging and other communicable diseases - Proposal by South Africa:
BWC/CONF.IV/COW/WP.04
BWC/CONF.IV/COW/WP.04 (Arabic)
BWC/CONF.IV/COW/WP.04 (Chinese)
BWC/CONF.IV/COW/WP.04 (French)
BWC/CONF.IV/COW/WP.04 (Russian)
BWC/CONF.IV/COW/WP.04 (Spanish)

Proposal by the Russian Federation:
BWC/CONF.IV/COW/WP.05
BWC/CONF.IV/COW/WP.05 (Arabic)
BWC/CONF.IV/COW/WP.05 (Chinese)
BWC/CONF.IV/COW/WP.05 (French)
BWC/CONF.IV/COW/WP.05 (Russian)
BWC/CONF.IV/COW/WP.05 (Spanish)

Proposal by the Russian Federation:
BWC/CONF.IV/COW/WP.06
BWC/CONF.IV/COW/WP.06 (Arabic)
BWC/CONF.IV/COW/WP.06 (Chinese)
BWC/CONF.IV/COW/WP.06 (French)
BWC/CONF.IV/COW/WP.06 (Russian)
BWC/CONF.IV/COW/WP.06 (Spanish)

Article XV - China, Egypt, France, Spain and the Russian Federation:
BWC/CONF.IV/COW/WP.07
BWC/CONF.IV/COW/WP.07 (Arabic)
BWC/CONF.IV/COW/WP.07 (Chinese)
BWC/CONF.IV/COW/WP.07 (French)
BWC/CONF.IV/COW/WP.07 (Russian)
BWC/CONF.IV/COW/WP.07 (Spanish)

Consideration of the work of the Ad Hoc Group - Proposal by South Africa:
BWC/CONF.IV/COW/WP.08
BWC/CONF.IV/COW/WP.08 (Arabic)
BWC/CONF.IV/COW/WP.08 (Chinese)
BWC/CONF.IV/COW/WP.08 (French)
BWC/CONF.IV/COW/WP.08 (Russian)
BWC/CONF.IV/COW/WP.08 (Spanish)

Draft final document of the Fourth Review Conference of the 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.IV/DC/01
BWC/CONF.IV/DC/01 (Arabic)
BWC/CONF.IV/DC/01 (Chinese)
BWC/CONF.IV/DC/01 (French)
BWC/CONF.IV/DC/01 (Russian)
BWC/CONF.IV/DC/01 (Spanish)

Report of the Drafting Committee:
BWC/CONF.IV/DC/02

Draft report of the Drafting Committee:
BWC/CONF.IV/DC/L.01
BWC/CONF.IV/DC/L.01 (Chinese)
BWC/CONF.IV/DC/L.01 (French)
BWC/CONF.IV/DC/L.01 (Russian)
BWC/CONF.IV/DC/L.01 (Spanish)

Indicative Programme of Work:
BWC/CONF.IV/INF.01
BWC/CONF.IV/INF.01 (Arabic)
BWC/CONF.IV/INF.01 (Chinese)
BWC/CONF.IV/INF.01 (French)
BWC/CONF.IV/INF.01 (Russian)
BWC/CONF.IV/INF.01 (Spanish)

List of States Parties:
BWC/CONF.IV/INF.02

List of Participants:
BWC/CONF.IV/INF.03

Draft final document of the Fourth Review Conference of the 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.IV/L.01
BWC/CONF.IV/L.01 (Arabic)

Draft final document of the Fourth Review Conference of the 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.IV/L.01/Add.01
BWC/CONF.IV/L.01/Add.01 (Arabic)
BWC/CONF.IV/L.01/Add.01 (Chinese)
BWC/CONF.IV/L.01/add.01/Corr.01 (Russian)
BWC/CONF.IV/L.01/Add.01 (French)
BWC/CONF.IV/L.01/add.01 (Russian)
BWC/CONF.IV/L.01/Add.01 (Spanish)
BWC/CONF.IV/L.01 (Chinese)
BWC/CONF.IV/L.01 (French)
BWC/CONF.IV/L.01 (Russian)
BWC/CONF.IV/L.01 (Spanish)

Draft List of Participants:
BWC/CONF.IV/Misc.01

Summary Record of the First Session:
BWC/CONF.IV/SR.01
BWC/CONF.IV/SR.01 (Arabic)
BWC/CONF.IV/SR.01 (Chinese)
BWC/CONF.IV/SR.01 (French)
BWC/CONF.IV/SR.01 (Russian)
BWC/CONF.IV/SR.01 (Spanish)

Summary Record of the Second Session:
BWC/CONF.IV/SR.02
BWC/CONF.IV/SR.02 (Arabic)
BWC/CONF.IV/SR.02 (Chinese)
BWC/CONF.IV/SR.02 (Russian)
BWC/CONF.IV/SR.02 (Spanish)

Summary Record of the Third Session:
BWC/CONF.IV/SR.03
BWC/CONF.IV/SR.03 (Arabic)
BWC/CONF.IV/SR.03 (Chinese)
BWC/CONF.IV/SR.03 (French)
BWC/CONF.IV/SR.03 (Russian)
BWC/CONF.IV/SR.03 (Spanish)

Summary Record of the Fourth Session:
BWC/CONF.IV/SR.04
BWC/CONF.IV/SR.04 (Arabic)
BWC/CONF.IV/SR.04 (Chinese)
BWC/CONF.IV/SR.04 (Russian)
BWC/CONF.IV/SR.04 (Spanish)

Summary Record of the Fifth Session:
BWC/CONF.IV/SR.05
BWC/CONF.IV/SR.05 (Arabic)
BWC/CONF.IV/SR.05 (Russian)
BWC/CONF.IV/SR.05 (Spanish)

Summary Record of the Sixth Session:
BWC/CONF.IV/SR.06


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