NIM Legal Officers participate in Latin America/Caribbean regional workshop on 7th BWC Review Conference

Scott Spence, Senior Legal Officer, and Rocio Escauriaza Leal, Legal Officer participated in the 'Regional Workshop for Latin America and the Caribbean on the Seventh Review Conference and National Implementation of the Biological Weapons Convention', during 9-11 November 2011, in Lima, Peru.

Participants came from Central and South America as well as the Caribbean; the regional organisations CARICOM, SICA and OAS, as well as from the UNSCR 1540 Committee, WHO, UN-LiREC and UNODA. Topics covered were Confidence-building Measures (national experiences and the need for revision), national experiences of implementing the BWC, national implementation measures, science and technology, the intersessional process, and Articles VII and X of the Convention. Ambassador Paul van den IJssel, President-designate of the Seventh Review Conference of the Biological Weapons Convention, gave a keynote address on the third day. 

Rocio gave a presentation in Spanish on national implementation and the BWC, chaired a session on CBMs and facilitated a session on 'Building Confidence'.

Last changed: Nov 20 2011 at 7:04 PM

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