The EU BWC Joint Action organized two international meetings to discuss the 2009 and 2010 intersessional topics. In 2011, the year of the Seventh Review Conference, two regional meetings were held in preparations for the Review Conference policies discussions.
EVENTS ON THE SEVENTH REVIEW CONFERENCE:
Regional Workshop for Latin America and the Caribbean on National Implementation, CBMs, and the Seventh Review Conference of the BWC, Lima, Peru, 9-11 November 2011, This workshop was composed of discussions on national implementation of the BWC and preview of the Seventh Review Conference. These discussions were held on the third day of the meeting with the participation of the President-designate of the Conference, Ambassador Paul van den IJssel of the Netherlands. The discussions were informal and no presentations were delivered. Click below for the presentations from this workshop.
Regional Workshop on the Seventh Review Conference of the BWC, Belgrade, Serbia, 1-2 November 2011
EVENTS ON THE INTERSESSIONAL PROCESS:
International Workshop on Response to the Alleged Use of Biological Weapons, Madrid, Spain, 16-18 June 2010. This workshop was designed to discuss national policies and plans to respond to alleged use of biological weapons, such as prevention, capacity building, partnerships and networking, early response, diagnostics and detection, law enforcement, investigation, and new advancements in related technologies. The workshop served as a platform for exchange of views at the 2010 Meeting of Experts.
International Workshop on Improving Cooperation Under Art. X for Disease Surveillance, Detection, Diagnosis, and Containment, Brussels, Belgium, 11-12 November 2009. This workshop was designed to discuss ways and means of improving cooperation between States Parties under Art. X in areas of disease surveillance, detection, diagnosis, and containment. Discussions focused on three main themes examined by the 2009 Meeting of Experts: (1) coordination of cooperation and assistance activities, (2) integration of approaches to human, animal and plant health, and (3) sustainability of cooperation in terms of human resources, infrastructure and equipment.