BWC: 8th review conference (Geneva, November 7/25, 2016) - Presentation of the conclusions of a tabletop exercise on article VII of the BWC [fr]
The French mission organized jointly with the Fondation pour la Recherche stratégique and the United Nations institute for disarmament research in the margins of the review conference of the biological and toxin weapons convention a side-event to present the conclusions of a tabletop exercise, which was held on 8-9 November in Geneva.
The exercise was based on a scenario involving the provisions of article VII of the BWC. This exercise aimed at emphasizing the challenges and opportunities of the discussions related to this article in the framework of the Convention.
25 participants, from 14 countries and civil society organizations participated in this exercise, which underlined the necessity to discuss further the implications and procedures linked to article VII in the framework of the BWC.
The conclusions of the exercise will be published online as soon as they are available.
Read here the provisional report of the exercice,
Read Dr. jean-Pascal Zenders’ presentation : "Article VII" and "Article VII : some issues for further consideration".