VERTIC participates in BWC legislative drafting workshop in Bangladesh

VERTIC's Programme Director for National Implementation, Scott Spence, provided expert advice during a legislative drafting workshop for the Biological Weapons Convention (BWC) in Bangladesh. The workshop took place in Dhaka 23-24 November. Mr Spence was invited to the workshop as a VERTIC expert further to a request from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Government of Bangladesh to the BWC Implementation Support Unit (UNODA-Geneva). Representatives from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) also joined the meeting. The workshop had the objectives of drafting a bill for national implementation of the BWC in Bangladesh, and to launch a consultative interministerial process for the bill's development and ultimate adoption. A press release from the Bangladesh Ministry of Foreign Affairs can be found here.

For more information about the work of VERTIC's National Implementation Measures (NIM) Programme, please contact Scott Spence or click here.  

Last changed: Nov 26 2015 at 5:36 PM

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