Biological Weapons Convention – Meetings of Experts

Informal Webinar (July 2021)

Int. Webinar MX5 (14/07/2021)

Recording of  MX5 Webinar

Topics and Presentations 

  • Welcoming remarks (Ms. Grisselle del Carmen Rodriguez Ramirez, MX5 Chair)
  • Kazakhstan’s proposal to establish a special multilateral body – the International Agency for Biological Safety – based on the 1972 Biological Weapons Convention and accountable to the UN Security Council, which was announced by President Tokayev in his UNGA statement on 23 September 2020 (Mr. Arman Baissuanov, Minister-Counsellor, Permanent Mission of Kazakhstan to the United Nations Office and other international organizations in Geneva)
  • Suggestions for the Institutional Strengthening of the Convention (Dr. Ajey Lele, Senior Fellow, Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, India)
  • Preparing for Success at the Ninth Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention Review Conference (Dr. James Revill, Programme Lead, Weapons of Mass Destruction and Other Strategic Weapons, United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR))
  • Q&A
  • Closing Remarks (Ms. Grisselle del Carmen Rodriguez Ramirez, MX5 Chair)