Biological Weapons Convention – Eighth Preparatory Committee

Overview

The Preparatory Committee was held in the Palais des Nations from 26 to 27 April 2016 and resumed its work from 8 to 12 August 2016.

The Preparatory Committee prepared the way for the Eighth Review Conference of the Biological Weapons Convention, which took place in Geneva from 7 to 25 November 2016.

The Meeting of States Parties in December 2015 approved the nomination of Ambassador György Molnár of Hungary as President of the Review Conference and Chairman of the Preparatory Committee.

Communications from the President-Designate of the Review Conference, updates on his activities and contact details can be found on "Additional Information".

Biological Weapons Convention – Seventh Preparatory Committee

Overview

The Preparatory Committee of the Seventh Review Conference was held in the Palais des Nations from 13 to 15 April 2011. It was chaired by Ambassador Paul van den IJssel of the Netherlands.

The Preparatory Committee prepared the way for the Seventh Review Conference of the Biological Weapons Convention which took place in Geneva from 5 to 22 December 2011.

Biological Weapons Convention – Fifth Preparatory Committee

Overview

The Preparatory Committee of the Fifth Review Conference was held in the Palais des Nations from 25 to 27 April 2001. It was chaired by Ambassador Tibor Toth of Hungary.

The Preparatory Committee prepared the way for the Fifth Review Conference of the Biological Weapons Convention. The original session took place in Geneva from 19 November to 7 December 2001. The resumed session of the Fifth Review Conference was held in Geneva from 11 to 22 November 2002.

Biological Weapons Convention – Sixth Preparatory Committee

Overview

The Preparatory Committee of the Sixth Review Conference was held in the Palais des Nations from 26 to 28 April 2006. It was chaired by Ambassador Masood Khan of Pakistan.

The Preparatory Committee prepared the way for the Sixth Review Conference of the Biological Weapons Convention which took place in Geneva from 20 November to 8 December 2006.

Biological Weapons Convention – First Preparatory Committee

Overview

The Preparatory Committee of the First Review Conference was held in the Palais des Nations from 9 to 18 July 1979. It was chaired by Ambassador Oscar Vaerno of Norway.

The Preparatory Committee prepared the way for the First Review Conference of the Biological Weapons Convention which took place in Geneva from 3 to 21 March 1980.

Biological Weapons Convention – Second Preparatory Committee

Overview

The Preparatory Committee of the Second Review Conference was held in the Palais des Nations from 28 April to 2 May 1985. It was chaired by Ambassador Winifried Lang of Austria.

The Preparatory Committee prepared the way for the Second Review Conference of the Biological Weapons Convention which took place in Geneva from 8 to 26 September 1986.

Biological Weapons Convention – Third Preparatory Committee

Overview

The Preparatory Committee of the Third Review Conference was held in the Palais des Nations from 8 to 12 April 1991. It was chaired by Ambassador Roberto Garcia Moritan of Argentina.

The Preparatory Committee prepared the way for the Third Review Conference of the Biological Weapons Convention which took place in Geneva from 9 to 27 September 1991.

Biological Weapons Convention – Fourth Preparatory Committee

Overview

The Preparatory Committee of the Fourth Review Conference was held in the Palais des Nations from 9 to 10 April 1996. It was chaired by Ambassador Sir Michael Weston of the United Kingdom.

The Preparatory Committee prepared the way for the Fourth Review Conference of the Biological Weapons Convention which took place in Geneva from 25 November to 6 December 1996.