On 30 November 2020, the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR) held a virtual Orientation Workshop for the Biological Weapons Convention (BWC).

The online workshop provided a basic introduction to the BWC and addressed some of the key issues facing the Convention. It consisted of several short segments covering the topics international cooperation and assistance; science and technology; transparency and compliance; and national implementation.

VERTIC’s Senior Legal Officer Yasemin Balci presented on the topic of national implementation and answered questions from the workshop’s participants.

More details on the workshop and a full video recording of the event can be found here.