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Meeting of Experts (16-20 July 2012)

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The 2012 Meeting of Experts was held in the Palais des Nations from 16 to 20 July 2012. The meeting opened at 10:00 on Monday 16 July and closed at 12.00 on Friday 20 July. The meeting was held in Room XVIII.

The Meeting of Experts was chaired by Ambassador Boujemâa Delmi of Algeria. In accordance with the decision of the Seventh Review Conference, the Meeting of Experts addressed standing agenda items on:

  • 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;
  • Strengthening national implementation.

The Seventh Review Conference decided the Meeting of Experts would also discuss how to enable fuller participation in the Confidence-building Measures (CBMs).

Report of the Meeting of Experts

BWC/MSP/2012/MX/3 Report of the Meeting of Experts


BWC/MSP/2012/MX/3/Corr.1 Report of the Meeting of Experts


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Monday 16 July

13.00 - 15.00 Recent Developments in Science and Technology - IAP Global Network of Science Academies & International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Room XXIV

Tuesday 17 July

09.00 - 10.00 Recent Developments in Education and Awareness Raising on Biosafety
and Biosecurity - Ukraine & University of Bradford, Room XXIV
13.00 - 15.00 Dual Use Research of Concern: The H5N1 Controversy and its Implications for Science Governance - Netherlands & United States, Room XXIV
Wednesday 18 July

09.00 - 10.00 Global Partnership bio-security activities and how they relate to the BTWC - United States, Room XXV

13.00 - 15.00 The Convergence of Chemistry and Biology: Perspectives of the OPCW Temporary Working Group - OPCW Science Advisory Board Temporary Working Group on the Convergence of Biology and Chemistry, Room XXIV
Thursday 19 July

09.00 - 10.00 A Tested Methodology to Assess Risks of Dual-Use Technologies and Evaluate Governance Options - James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies, Room XXIV