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Meeting of States Parties (7-11 December 2009)

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The 2009 Meeting of States Parties was held in the Palais des Nations from 7 to 11 December 2009. It was chaired by Ambassador Marius Grinius of Canada. The meeting opened at 10:00 on Monday 7 December and closed at 17.00 on Friday 11 December. In accordance with the decision of the Sixth Review Conference, the Meeting of States Parties, with a view to enhancing international cooperation, assistance and exchange in biological sciences and technology for peaceful purposes, discussed, and promoted common understanding and effective action on promoting capacity building in the fields of disease surveillance, detection, diagnosis, and containment of infectious diseases:

  • For States Parties in need of assistance, identifying requirements and requests for capacity enhancement; and
  • From States Parties in a position to do so, and international organizations, opportunities for providing assistance related to these fields.

The Meeting of States Parties discussed and further developed the work of the Meeting of Experts held in August.

Report of the Meeting of States Parties


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Monday 7 December

US National Academy of Sciences & University of Bradford & National Defense Medical Medical College & Landau Network , International Cooperation, Biosecurity and the Education of Life Scientists, 13:00-15:00, Room XXIII

Tuesday 8 December

European Union, Launch of the Guide to Participating in the Confidence-building Measures of the Biological Weapons Convention, 13:00-15:00, Room XXIII

Wednesday 9 December

Canada/G8, Global Partnership assistance, International Cooperation to Combat the Global Biological Threat, 0900-10:00, Room XXIII

Romania/ISU, Scientific Research and Exchange - Potential Impact on Non-proliferation Measures for Biological Agents, 13:00-15:00, Room XXIII

Thursday 10 December

VERTIC, Regulatory Guidelines for National Implementation of the 1972 BWC and Related Requirements of UNSCR 1540, 13:00-15:00, Room XXIII

Friday 11 December

UNICRI, Biosecurity Risks and Assessment: Illicit Trafficking, Intangible Transfers of Knowledge, Biotechnological Advances, 13:00-15:00, Room XXIII