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Meeting of States Parties (10-14 December 2012)

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The 2012 Meeting of States Parties was held in the Palais des Nations from 10 to 14 December 2012. The meeting opened at 10:00 on Monday 10 December in Room XVIII.

The Meeting of States Parties was chaired by Ambassador Boujemâa Delmi of Algeria. In accordance with the decision of the Seventh Review Conference, the Meeting of States Parties considered the work of the Meeting of Experts (16-20 July 2012) on the three standing agenda items (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; and strengthening national implementation), as well as the biennial item of how to enable fuller participation in the Confidence-building Measures (CBMs).

Report of the Meeting of States Parties - BWC/MSP/2012/5


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Monday 10 December

13.00 - 15.00 OPCW Scientific Advisory Board Temporary Working Groups on the Convergence of Biology and Chemistry and on Education and Outreach - Room XXIV

13:00 - 15:00 UNIDIR & France - Exploring Options for a BTWC Peer Review Mechanism - Room XXV
Tuesday 11 December

09.00 - 10.00 Canada - Awareness of the Dual-Use Challenges into Biosafety and Biosecurity Training and Education for Life Scientists - Room XXIV

13.00 - 15.00 IAP: Global Network of Science Academies - Room XXIV

13:00 - 15:00 European Union - Launch of the new Joint Action in support of the BTWC - Room XXV

Wednesday 12 December

09.00 - 10.00 The InterSessional Process, Science and Education (University of Bath, University of Bradford and Landau Network Centro Volta) - Room XXIV

13.00 - 15.00 Technology, Trade and Transparency: Lessons from other treaty regimes (Invitation) (Agenda), Research Group for Biological Arms Control (University of Hamburg) - Room XXIV

Thursday 13 December

09.00 - 10.00 Dutch Biosecurity Toolkit to Enhance Self-Regulation, Netherlands (Sander Banus of the Dutch National Institute of Public Health and the Environment (RIVM)), Room XXIV

13:00 - 15:00 Belgium - Health Crisis Response: Light Mobile Laboratories for Rapid & Reliable Identification of Pathogens by Prof. Colonel Jean-Luc GALA  MD PhD, Room XXIV.

13:00 - 15:00 Responsible Research for Global Biosecurity: Progress to Date, Green Cross International - Room XXV

Friday 14 December

09.00 - 10.00 Facilitating National Implementation through Assistance and Cooperation: US, UK and Canadian Programs - Room XXIV