Over 170 representatives from Central Asia, the Caucasus, Eastern and Western Europe, the United States, various international organisations and NGOs (WHO, OIE, IFBA, EBSA, UNICRI, UNOG, ISTC, VERTIC), participated in a biosafety and biosecurity conference in Tashkent, Uzbekistan last week.
On March 11-12, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace held its 2019 Carnegie International Nuclear Conference. Researcher Elena Gai participated and attended meetings focused on VERTIC’s research topics.
NIM Programme Director Sonia Drobysz and Legal Officer Cédric Apercé participated in a Legislative Drafting Workshop for the Implementation of the Biological Weapons Convention (BWC) in Lebanon on 22-24 January 2019.
VERTIC participates in a WHO Technical Consultation on Civilian and Military Health Collaboration
From 8 to 11 January 2019, Senior Legal Officer Yasemin Balci and Legal Officer Cédric Apercé participated in an Awareness-raising Workshop on the Biological Weapons Convention (BWC) (8-9 January) followed by a Legislative Drafting and Review Workshop for the Implementation of the BWC (9-11 January) in Kathmandu, Nepal.
VERTIC attends an inception workshop on the African Union WMD Model Law
VERTIC’s Senior Legal Officer, Yasemin Balci, participated in the First Annual Steering Committee Meeting of EU CBRN Centres of Excellence Project 61 in Vientiane, Laos on Friday 14 December 2018. The meeting provided an opportunity to discuss the results of the first year of the project and plan for its second year.