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Meeting of Experts (12-16 August 2013)

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The 2013 Meeting of Experts was held in the Palais des Nations from 12 to 16 August 2013. The meeting opened at 10:00 on Monday 12 August in Room XIX and closed at 12.40 on Friday 16 August.

The Meeting of Experts was chaired by Ms. Judit Körömi of Hungary. In accordance with the decision of the Seventh Review Conference, the Meeting of Experts considered 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


Indicative Schedule

This rolling, detailed indicative schedule combined the information contained in the Chair’s letter of 28 June as well as information provided by States Parties on planned contributions. It was updated and amended as additional information becomes available. The information contained was designed to assist States Parties in their preparations for the meetings and help those participating. For the formal Agenda and Programme of Work, see the Official Documents section.

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Monday 12 August - Afternoon Session

Tuesday 13 August - Morning Session
Tuesday 13 August - Afternoon Session
Wednesday 14 August - Morning Session
Wednesday 14 August - Afternoon Session
Thursday 15 August - Morning Session
Thursday 15 August - Afternoon Session
  • Chile (Implementation of the Biological Weapons Convention through Phito - Zoosanitary Control)
  • UNSCR 1540 Committee (synergy in the area of non-proliferation and international cooperation for peaceful purposes)
  • VERTIC (Strengthening National Implementation of the BWC)
  • INTERPOL (BioTerrorism Prevention Unit)
  • Australia (Demonstrating Compliance with National Implementation Obligations)
  • Japan (Strengthening National Implementation)

Friday 16 August - Morning Session
  • Switzerland (Strengthening national implementation: Compliance)
  • Japan (How to enable fuller participation in the CBMs)

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