Biological Weapons Convention – Meeting of States Parties

The 2015 Meeting of States Parties was held in the Palais des Nations from 14 to 18 December 2015. The meeting opened at 10:00 on Monday 14 December in Room XVIII and closed on Friday 18 December. The Meeting of States Parties was chaired by Ambassador Mazlan Muhammad of Malaysia. In accordance with the decision of the Seventh Review Conference, the meeting considered the work of theMeeting of Experts (10 - 14 August 2015) 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 strengthen implementation of Article VII. The Meeting also approved arrangements for the Eighth Review Conference and its Preparatory Committee which will take place in 2016. Information in the following sections will be updated as it becomes available.