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2019 BWC Meeting of Experts on Institutional Strengthening of the Convention



The Meeting of Experts on Institutional Strengthening of the Convention took place on 8 August 2019, at the Palais des Nations, in Room XX.

MX5 was chaired by Mr. Laurent Masmejean of Switzerland and considered the following topic:
  • Consideration of the full range of approaches and options to further strengthen the Convention and its functioning through possible additional legal measures or other measures in the framework of the Convention.



Official documents

  • BWC/MSP/2019/MX.5/1 - Provisional agenda for the 2019 Meeting of Experts on Institutional strengthening of the Convention - Submitted by the Chairperson
  • BWC/MSP/2019/MX.5/CRP.1 [Advance version] - Procedural report for the 2019 Meeting of Experts on Institutional strengthening of the Convention - Submitted by the Chairperson
  • BWC/MSP/2019/MX.5/WP.1 - Institutional strengthening of the Convention: Reflections on the 2001 Protocol and the verification challenge - Submitted by the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
  • BWC/MSP/2019/MX.5/WP.2 - Utilizing the Convention’s Tools to Strengthen its Institutional Functions - Submitted by the United States of America
  • BWC/MSP/2019/MX.5/WP.3 - International conference “Global biosecurity challenges. Problems and solutions”, Sochi, 20-21 June 2019 – Submitted by the Russian Federation [unofficial English translation in annex]
  • BWC/MSP/2019/MX.5/WP.4 - Institutional Strengthening of the Convention - Submitted by the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela on behalf of the Non-Aligned Movement and other States Parties to the BWC


Presentations and statements

Presentations and statements made during MX5 will be posted here, if provided by the presenter.

Agenda item 4 - Consideration of the full range of approaches and options to further strengthen the Convention and its functioning through possible additional legal measures or other measures in the framework of the Convention