Biological Weapons Convention – Meetings of Experts

Side events

Due to the COVID-19 restrictions and the renovations of the Palais des Nations under the Strategic Heritage Plan, the Implementation Support Unit will not have the capacity or resources to facilitate in-person side events during the Meetings of Experts. The BWC side events communicated below are taking place in virtual mode or outside of the Palais des Nations. Please check the registration link if you wish to participate.

Title: Advancing a Human-Centered Approach to

Global Biosafety and Biosecurity

Organizers: International Federation of Biosafety Associations (IFBA)

Tuesday 31 August

Lunch session 13:15 - 14:45 CEST

Link for registration: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5269469266891838223

Invitation to the event is available here

Title: Mapping Maximum Biological Containment

Labs Globally (webinar)

Organizers: King's College London

Wednesday 1 September 2021

Lunch session 13:15 - 14:15 CEST

Link for registration: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_L7z9o99STdaJjmBtguzImQ

Invitation to the event is available here

More information can be found from the policy brief and GlobalBioLabs website

Title: Promoting youth engagement in responsible science

under the Biological Weapons Convention

Organizers: International Federation of Biosafety Associations (IFBA), International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM), Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security (CHS), Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI), United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA)

Thursday 02 September

Lunch session 13:15 - 14:45 CEST

Link for registration: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUtduihrDwsHtfSv8tPFCi2nsEA6Yqcz0XF

Title: Long-term decision-making in the

face of extreme biological risks

Organizers: Simon Institute for Long term Governance (SI); Geneva Science-Policy Interface (GSPI); Centre for the Study of Existential Risks (CSER)

Monday 6 September at Geneva Press Club

Lunch session 13:15 - 14:45 CEST

Link for registration: https://airtable.com/shrcy8O7BDfXp5h5m

Invitation to the event is available here