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Aug 16 2018, 5:21 PM
VERTIC participates in the 2018 BWC Meetings of Experts
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Aug 07 2018, 1:37 PM
VERTIC endorses joint NGO position paper to Biological Weapons Convention Meetings of Experts encouraging state parties to take action on, amongst other things, cooperation and assistance, national implementation, and institutional strengthening.
 
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Aug 02 2018, 1:48 PM
VERTIC congratulates Niue on becoming the 181st State Party to the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention.
 
Niue deposited its instrument of accession with the United States, one of the Convention’s three depositaries on 27 July 2018. 
 
Please see here for the related press release.
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Jul 31 2018, 3:17 PM
Development House, our home for the last 14 years, will come down to make room for new development. We are moving offices together with several of our neighbouring charities to Ethical Properties' new East London centre, the 'Green House', located on 244-254 Cambridge Heath Road, E2 9DA. Our new contacts are below.
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Jul 13 2018, 12:03 PM
VERTIC’s senior researcher for Verification and Monitoring, Noel Stott, participated in a depositary-hosted Conference on the Occasion of the 50th Anniversary of the Opening for Signature of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) on 28 June 2018. On 1 July 1968, the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons was opened for signature in three depository state capitals: Washington, London, and Moscow.
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Jul 05 2018, 7:27 PM
Trust & Verify Issue No. 160 is now available in three versions:

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May 24 2018, 10:28 AM
VERTIC participated in a workshop on BWC implementation in Morocco
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May 21 2018, 6:08 PM
VERTIC congratulates the State of Palestine on acceding to the Chemical Weapons Convention. The State of Palestine deposited its instrument of accession with the UN Secretary-General (the Convention's depositary) on 17 May 2018. The CWC will enter into force for the State of Palestine on 16 June 2018.  
 
Please see the depositary notification here
 
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May 14 2018, 5:58 PM
VERTIC’s Senior Legal Officer, Yasemin Balci, participated in Fact-Finding Visits in Thailand and the Philippines during 7-11 May as part of EU CBRN Risk Mitigation Centres of Excellence Project 61.

The purpose of Project 61 is to address outstanding chemical safety and security issues in areas of legislation/regulation, prevention, detection, preparedness and response. The project addresses not only the sound management of chemicals and their wastes but also takes emerging chemical issues into account.
 
 
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Apr 16 2018, 8:24 PM
Trust & Verify Issue No. 160 is now available. You can download the PDF version by clicking on this link.
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Apr 16 2018, 5:32 PM
NIM Legal Officer participates in EU CBRN CoE Project 53 Awareness Raising Meeting in Pakistan
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Apr 13 2018, 7:06 PM

On 22 March, VERTIC Programme Director for Verification and Monitoring Larry MacFaul and Professor Hartwig Spitzer of Hamburg University presented on preliminary conclusions from their collaborative project on the Open Skies Treaty.

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Apr 10 2018, 3:46 PM

Today, we released Brief No. 30, authored by Alberto Muti. The report addresses information sharing in nuclear security, especially in the context of the 5 April 2016 'Joint Statement on Sustainable Reporting and Information Sharing.'

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Mar 27 2018, 11:14 AM

 VERTIC participates in a BWC legislative drafting workshop in Malawi

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Mar 19 2018, 2:25 PM
VERTIC participates in a BWC legislative drafting workshop in Cameroon
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Mar 19 2018, 2:20 PM

VERTIC participates in a Regional Seminar on the Implementation of the UNSCR 1540 in Santo Domingo

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Mar 07 2018, 11:48 AM

Scott Spence, Programme Director for National Implementation, participated in an invitation-only workshop titled “UNSCR 1540 Assistance Database: Use, Lessons Learned and Next Steps”, during 26-27 February, at the Stimson Center in Washington, DC.

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Feb 23 2018, 10:28 PM

Trust & Verify Issue No. 159 is now available. Download it here.

Maria Elena Amadori summaries state party agreement on a Biological Weapons Convention intersessional programme and Aurelie Buytaert discusses the European Union and the BWC. Plus verification watch, notable quotes and an expanded staff news section.

The edition is also available in a standard epub format (for, amongst other e-readers, the iPad) and the mobi-format (for the Kindle).

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Feb 13 2018, 3:36 PM

VERTIC’s Senior Legal Officer, Yasemin Balci, participated in a regional conference, organised by the Government of Panama and the Organization of American States, on 6 – 7 February 2018.

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Feb 12 2018, 9:48 AM

VERTIC’s Programme Director for National Implementation, Scott Spence, participated in Fact-Finding Visits in Viet Nam and Lao PDR during 29 January through 2 February as part of EU CBRN Risk Mitigation Centres of Excellence Project 61. These were the third two of ten visits to the project countries through March 2018.

 

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Feb 06 2018, 1:00 PM
NIM Senior Legal Officer participates in GPWG 

 

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Feb 05 2018, 12:58 PM

The Remote Warfare Programme, part of the Oxford Research Group, has recently released a briefing paper authored by Katherine Tajer, formerly a researcher with VERTIC's Verification and Monitoring Programme.

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Jan 29 2018, 7:38 PM
Senior Legal Officer participates in OIE ad hoc group on veterinary legislation
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Jan 25 2018, 6:40 PM

Scott Spence, Programme Director for National Implementation, took part in the Wilton Park Conference "The CWC: the fourth Review Conference and beyond" during 22-24 January. 

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Jan 27 2018, 10:51 AM

VERTIC’s Programme Director for National Implementation, Scott Spence, participated in Fact-Finding Visits in Myanmar and Cambodia during 12-21 January as part of EU CBRN Risk Mitigation Centres of Excellence Project 61.

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Jan 19 2018, 10:14 AM
VERTIC welcomes Senior Legal Officer Yasemin Balci
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Jan 18 2018, 11:14 AM

VERTIC congratulates the State of Palestine on becoming the 180th State Party to the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention. The State of Palestine deposited its instrument of accession with Russia and the United Kingdom (two of the Convention’s depositaries) on 9 January 2018. 

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