VERTIC gives statement to 2012 Meeting of the States Parties to the BWC

Yasemin Balci, Legal Officer, gave VERTIC's statement to the 2012 Meeting of the States Parties to the BWC today. VERTIC's statement addressed the H5N1 case study, which it provided as a Guest of the Chair during the Meeting of Experts to the BWC in July and highlighted some reasons for the slowdown of national implementation of the Chemical and Biological Weapons Conventions. VERTIC also gave a brief overview of the expansion of the National Implementation Measures or NIM Programme, including the development and publication of a 'Guide to National Implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1540'. Yasemin concluded our statement by drawing attention to the upcoming conference on civil society and UNSCR 1540, which will be held in Vienna during 8 to 10 January 2013.

VERTIC's statement can be found here. It is also available in French and Spanish and includes a representative sample of VERTIC's statistics on national implementation of the BWC.

Last changed: Dec 10 2012 at 5:32 PM

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