90th anniversary of the Geneva Protocol (17th of June, 2015) [fr]
On the 17th of June, 2015, were celebrated the 90 years of the Geneva Protocol for the prohibition of the use in war of asphyxiating, poisonous or other gases, and of bacteriological methods of warfare. France is a depositary of this instrument, which constitutes the first text to forbid the use of these weapons even in case of warfare.
The universalisation of this protocol, which is completed by the Biological weapons convention, is one of the objectives of France calling to other States which are not yet parties to these agreements to become so as soon as possible.
France salutes the decision of Andorra, Myanmar and Mauritania to join the Biological weapons convention. Only 14 States in the world did not sign it yet, whereas 9 States signed it but have not ratified it yet.