CBW Events -- CWC Reports

Richard Guthrie, the CBW Events Co-ordinating Editor, has produced daily reports from the Review Conferences of the Chemical Weapons Convention on a similar basis to those for the meetings of the Biological Weapons Convention.

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Fourth CWC Review Conference

This reporting was financially supported by the CWC Coalition. Normally these reports would only cover the five-yearly Review Conferences for the CWC but as many issues will be raised in the two-day Conference of States Parties (CSP) that, for the first time, immediately precedes the 2018 Review Conference, it seems sensible to cover the CSP as well.

Number 1 - Monday 19th November 2018 -- The Conference of States Parties & the Review Conference: setting the scene
Number 2 - Tuesday 20th November 2018 -- [Scheduled completion of the Conference of States Parties]
Number 3 - Wednesday 21st November 2018 -- [Scheduled opening of the Review Conference]
Number 4 - Thursday 22nd November 2018 --
Number 5 - Friday 23rd November 2018 --
Number 6 - Monday 26th November 2018 --
Number 7 - Tuesday 27th November 2018 --
Number 8 - Wednesday 28th November 2018 --
Number 9 - Thursday 29th November 2018 --
Number 10 - Friday 30th November 2018 -- [Scheduled final day of the Review Conference]
Number 11 - [sometime week beginning Monday 3rd December 2018] -- [This will be the report describing the conclusion of the Review Conference]

The reports are also available in a single combined file.

Third CWC Review Conference

This reporting was financially supported by the CWC Coalition via a grant from the Foreign Ministry of Norway.

Number 1 - Monday 8th April 2013 -- The Third CWC Review Conference: setting the scene
Number 2 - Tuesday 9th April 2013 -- The opening day: the Secretary-General and General Debate
Number 3 - Wednesday 10th April 2013 -- The second day: continuation of the General Debate
Number 4 - Thursday 11th April 2013 -- Completion of the General Debate and the start of the thematic review
Number 5 - Friday 12th April 2013 -- Further thematic review and a classified session
Number 6 - Monday 15th April 2013 -- Completion of the thematic review and discussion of science and technology
Number 7 - Tuesday 16th April 2013 -- The second week: start of the Committee of the Whole
Number 8 - Wednesday 17th April 2013 -- The Committee of the Whole: the second day
Number 9 - Thursday 18th April 2013 -- A plenary, consultations, Committee of the Whole and a new draft
Number 10 - Friday 19th April 2013 -- The Committee of the Whole: Thursday night into Friday morning
Number 11 - Monday 22nd April 2013 -- Late into Friday night: the closing of the Review Conference
Number 12 - Friday 26th April 2013 -- The Third CWC Review Conference: issues and reflections

The reports are also available in a single combined file.

Second CWC Review Conference

This reporting was financially supported by the Ploughshares Fund.

Number 1 - Monday 7th April 2008 -- The Run-up to the Conference: Preparations and expectations
Number 2 - Tuesday 8th April 2008 -- The Opening of the Conference: Procedures and statements
Number 3 - Wednesday 9th April 2008 -- The Second Day of the Conference: Further general debate
Number 4 - Thursday 10th April 2008 -- The Third Day: General debate and the Open Forum
Number 5 - Friday 11th April 2008 -- The Fourth Day: Committee of the Whole convenes
Number 6 - Monday 14th April 2008 -- First week completed: Sufficient rate of progress?
Number 7 - Tuesday 15th April 2008 -- Start of the second week: Picking up the pace
Number 8 - Wednesday 16th April 2008 -- The Seventh Day: Stumbling forward
Number 9 - Thursday 17th April 2008 -- The Eighth Day: Working against the clock
Number 10 - Friday 18th April 2008 -- The Penultimate Day: Running close to the wire
Number 11 - Monday 21st April 2008 -- The Final Day (and a half): Closure of the Conference

The reports are also available in a single combined file.