BWC: 8th review conference - statement delivered by France at the closing session (25/11/2016).
The 8th Review Conference of the Convention on the prohibition of the development, production and stockpiling of bacteriological (biological) and toxin weapons and on their destruction took place in Geneva, from 7 to 25 November 2016. The conference adopted a document of limited reach. States parties decided to renew the mandate of the implementation support unit, to hold annual meetings, to continue the cooperation database and to renew the sponsorship programme.
Despite the disappointing result, France will continue to promote work on concrete and practical measures.