Biological Weapons Convention – Meetings of Experts

Article VII Database Workshop

First Session - "Workshop on an Article VII Assistance Database Proposal" (4 May 2021)

Recording of First Session

Second Session - "Experts session Article VII/BWC Database Workshop" (12 May 2021)

Recording of Second Session

         Topic 1: Database Objectives and Functions

         Topic 2: Types and Categories of Assistance Resources

         Topic 3: Users and access

         Topic 4: Database Development and Maintenance 

  • Closing remarks (Mr. Daniel Feakes, Chief BWC Implementation Support Unit, UNODA)

Third Session - "Briefing session Article VII/BWC Database Workshop" (2 June 2021)

Recording of Third Session

  • Opening remarks (H.E. Ambassador Yann Hwang, Permanent Representative of France to the Conference on Disarmament; Mr. Daniel Feakes, Chief BWC Implementation Support Unit, UNODA)
  • Preliminary lessons identified from workshop sessions 1 and 2 (Ms. Fanny Tonos Paniagua, Project Consultant, BWC Implementation Support Unit, UNODA; Mr. James Revill, Programme Lead, Weapons of Mass Destruction and Strategic Programmes, UNIDIR)

             Topic 1: Database Objectives and Functions

             Topic 2: Types and Categories of Assistance Resources

             Topic 3: Users and access

             Topic 4: Database Development and Maintenance 

    Live polling session to gain further feedback from participants  

  • General discussion including Q&A session  
  • Closing remarks and way ahead (H.E. Ambassador Pankaj Sharma,Permanent Representative of India to the Conference on Disarmament)