The 2023 Meeting of States Parties will take place in Room XVIII at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland from 11-13 December 2023.
The Meeting of States Parties will be chaired by H.E. Ambassador Cristian Espinosa Cañizares of Ecuador with H.E. Ambassador Thomas Göbel of Germany and Mr. Nikola Yakov of Bulgaria as Vice-Chairs.
BWC/MSP/2023/1 - Provisional agenda for the 2023 Meeting of States Parties - Submitted by the Chairperson
BWC/MSP/2023/2 - Provisional programme of work - Submitted by the Chairperson
BWC/MSP/2023/3 - Report on universalization activities - Submitted by the Chairperson
BWC/MSP/2023/4 - Annual report of the Implementation Support Unit - Submitted by the Implementation Support Unit
BWC/MSP/2023/5 - Report on the Overall Financial Situation of the Biological Weapons Convention - Submitted by the Chairperson
BWC/MSP/2023/WP.1/REV.1 - Note Verbale submitted by the Permanent Mission of the Russian Federation to the United Nations Office and Other International Organizations in Geneva dated 9 June 2023
BWC/MSP/2023/WP.2 - Fourth International Conference "Global Biosecurity Challenges. Problems and Solutions" (Sochi, 22–23 June 2023) - Submitted by Russian Federation
BWC/MSP/2023/WP.3 - Military biological activities of the United States and Ukraine on the Ukrainian territory in violation of the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production and Stockpiling of Bacteriological (Biological) and Toxin Weapons and on their Destruction - Submitted by Russian Federation
BWC/MSP/2023/WP.4 - El bloqueo económico, comercial y financiero de los Estados Unidos contra Cuba como violación del Artículo X de la Convención sobre Armas Biológicas - Submitted by Cuba
BWC/MSP/2023/WP.5 - Reducing Biological Risks by Promoting the Peaceful Use of Biology: Update on activities - Submitted by Norway
Description: The expert meeting will discuss and further develop the latest METO report on the BWC and the WMDFZME (also attached). The report incorporates expert commentaries without attribution, along with accompanying policy recommendations.
Additional Information: Light lunch and refreshments will be provided. Due to limited space, please RSVP by sending an email to: email@example.com
(Chem. Eugène-Rigot 2D, 1211 Genève)
Description: Presentation by the expert of the Federal Service for Supervision of Consumer Rights Protection and Human Well-being (Rospotrebnadzor) of international events in the sphere of biological security and epidemiology of current infectious diseases, held by the Russian Federation in 2023 (incl. the Fourth Sochi Conference, the Astrakhan exercises) and also planned for the near future
Speakers: Head of the Russian delegation to the BTWC Meeting of States Parties Mr. Konstantin VORONTSOV, Member of the Russian delegation Mr. Viacheslav SMOLENSKIY, experts of Rospotrebnadzor Mr. Aleksandr LETIUSHEV and Ms. Anna TSEDILINA, Expert of the Russian Research Anti-Plague Institute "Microbe" of Rospotrebnadzor Mr. Vasiliy KUKLEV
Additional Information: Sandwiches and refreshments will be provided
Description: Presentation by experts of the Russian governmental agencies and subsidiary organizations of three offers included in the Database under Article X of the BTWC:
- Course on the issues of contamination and autopsy of laboratory animals, emergency response when working with pathogenic biological agents, as well as specific questions on epidemiology, microbiology and laboratory diagnosis of especially dangerous infections offered by the Russian Research Anti-Plague Institute "Microbe" of the Federal Service for Supervision of Consumer Rights Protection and Human Well-being (Rospotrebnadzor);
- Course on vaccine prevention as a method of countering biological threats offered by the Federal State Autonomous Educational Institution of Higher Education I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation (Sechenov University);
- Advanced training course of the Federal Institution "Federal Centre for Animal Health" (FGBI ‘ARRIAH') of the Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance (Rosselkhoznadzor) focused on topical issues of preventing and controlling transboundary animal diseases, including emerging diseases and zoonotic agents that pose a threat to animal and human health.
Speakers: Head of the Russian delegation to the BTWC Meeting of States Parties Mr. Konstantin VORONTSOV, Expert of the Russian Research Anti-Plague Institute "Microbe" of Rospotrebnadzor Mr. Vasiliy KUKLEV, Experts of Sechenov University Mr. Andrey LINOK and Ms. Aristitsa KOSTINOVA, Expert of Rosselkhoznadzor Ms. Daria ANDRIANOVA
Additional information: Sandwiches and refreshments will be provided