Biological Weapons Convention – Meeting of Experts

Overview
The 2004 Meeting of Experts was chaired by Peter Goosen of South Africa. It met to discuss, and promote common understanding and effective action on mechanisms for the surveillance, detection, diagnosis and combating of infectious diseases affecting humans, animals, and plants, as well as on capabilities for responding to, investigating and mitigating the effects of cases of alleged use of biological or toxin weapons or suspicious outbreaks of disease. It was attended by 87 States Parties, 4 Signatory States, 2 Observer States, 4 international organizations and 11 non-governmental organizations.