Biological Weapons Convention – Meetings of Experts

MX2 – Review of Developments in the Field of Science and Technology Related to the Convention

MX2 - The Meeting of Experts on Review of Developments in the Field of Science and Technology Related to the Convention will take place from 27 to 28 August 2020, at the Palais des Nations, in Room XIX.

MX2 will be chaired by Mr. Kazuhiro Nakai of Japan and will consider the following topics:

  • Review of science and technology developments relevant to the Convention, including for the enhanced implementation of all articles of the Convention as well as the identification of potential benefits and risks of new science and technology developments relevant to the Convention, with a particular attention to positive implications;
  • Biological risk assessment and management;
  • Development of a voluntary model code of conduct for biological scientists and all relevant personnel, and biosecurity education, by drawing on the work already done on this issue in the context of the Convention, adaptable to national requirements;

Any other science and technology developments of relevance to the Convention and also to the activities of relevant multilateral organizations such as the WHO, OIE, FAO, IPPC and OPCW