Biological Weapons Convention – Meeting of States Parties

Side events

Side Events

Monday 14 December

13.00 - 15.00 Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences and US National Academies of Sciences - Implementation in Action: Contributions of ASEAN Scientists and Scientific Organizations to the BWC - Room XXIV - The flyer can be found here.
The list of ASEAN Region participants can be found here.

Tuesday 15 December

9.00 - 10.00 The Hamburg Research Group and the Harvard Sussex Programme - Let's talk about compliance: measures, methods, and modalities - Room XXIV - The flyer can be found here

9.00 - 10.00 Bradford University, UK - Steps Toward Effective Biological Security Education - Room XXV - The flyer with the key messages of the presentations can be found here

13.00 - 15.00 Canada - National implementation of the BWC: development of a culture of compliance among scientists - Room XXIV

13.00 - 15.00 UNIDIR and France - 1925–2015: The Geneva Protocol at 90 - Room XXV - The flyer can be found here

Wednesday 16 December

9.00 - 10.00 Switzerland - Strengthening the UNSGM: an update - Room XXIV

9.00 - 10.00 The Emerging Leaders in Biosecurity Initiative  - Assessing the Biothreat, Proceeding Safely - Room XXV - The flyer can be found here

13.00 - 15.00 Royal Society and International Academy Panel - Trends in science and technology that impact the BWC - Room XXIV

13.00 - 15.00 UNICRI and the Philippines - Putting Biosafety and Biosecurity under the Microscope: Elements for an International Approach to Reinforce Capabilities and Address Future Risks - Room XXV - The flyer can be found here

Thursday 17 December

9.00 - 10.00 The United States of America - Lessons Learned and Implications of the Ebola Virus Disease Outbreak for the BWC: Update on Research Project to Inform Recommendations for the 8th Review Conference - Room XXIV - The flyer can be found here

9.00 - 10.00 France and India - Side event by France and India on the Proposal for establishment of a database for assistance in the framework of Article VII of the BWC - Room XXV

13.00 - 15.00 Green Cross International - Biosafety and Security: Laboratory Procedures and Personnel Ethics in Developing Countries - Room XXIV

13.00 - 15.00 Belgium, Germany, France, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and the United States of America - BTWC BENELUX Peer Review: Lessons learned & presentation of new initiatives by Germany and the US/Canada - Room XXV - The flyer can be found here

Friday 18 December

9.00-10.00 Principal Investigator Global Emerging Pathogens Treatment Consortium (GET) - The West African Ebola story from an African academic response perspective. Biosecurity concerns, lessons learned relevant to the BWC and capacity building initiatives - Room XXV - The flyer can be found here