In conjunction with the BioWeapons Prevention Project, Richard Guthrie has been producing daily reports from the inter-governmental meetings of the Biological Weapons Convention since 2006.

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Reports from the 2020 Meetings of Experts (MXs), held during 30 August to 8 September 2021

Owing to pandemic restrictions, the 2020 annual meetings were pushed back into 2021. In a change to usual practice two reports were produced for each of the five MXs -- one distributed in advance in order to set the scene and another reporting on what happened during the MX.

Ninth Review Conference preview reports

This will be an occasional series of reports setting the scene for the Ninth BWC Review Conference and what might result from it. There will be a particular focus on how preparations in advance of the Review Conference might contribute to a successful outcome.

COVID-19 impact reports

During 2020, a series of COVID-19 impact reports were produced in a similar style to the daily reports to explore lessons to be learned from past BWC activities and discussions for responses to the COVID-19 pandemic as well as examining impacts of the pandemic on BWC activities.

Reports from the 2019 Meeting of States Parties (MSP)

Reports from the 2019 Meetings of Experts (MXs)

Reports from the 2018 Meeting of States Parties (MSP)

Reports from the 2018 Meetings of Experts (MXs)

Note: a page of quick links for the Web TV archive for these meetings and ISU pages has been put together.

Reports from the 2017 Meeting of States Parties (MSP)

Reports from the Eighth Review Conference (2016)

Reports from the Preparatory Committee (PrepCom) for the Eighth Review Conference (2016)

Note: this PrepCom was held in two sessions: 26-27 April and 8-12 August.

Reports from the 2015 Meeting of States Parties (MSP)

Reports from the 2015 Meeting of Experts (MX)

Reports from the 2014 Meeting of States Parties (MSP)

Reports from the 2014 Meeting of Experts (MX)

Reports from the 2013 Meeting of States Parties (MSP)

Reports from the 2013 Meeting of Experts (MX)

Reports from the 2012 Meeting of States Parties (MSP)

Reports from the 2012 Meeting of Experts (MX)

Reports from the Seventh Review Conference

[Note to daily report no 5: This was the working title that accidentally got include in the final printed version. This sort of thing happens with very tight publication deadlines ...]

Reports from the 2011 Preparatory Committee (PrepCom)

Reports from the 2010 Meeting of States Parties (MSP)

Reports from the 2010 Meeting of Experts (MX)

Reports from the 2009 Meeting of States Parties (MSP)

Reports from the 2009 Meeting of Experts (MX)

Reports from the 2008 Meeting of States Parties (MSP)

Reports from the 2008 Meeting of Experts (MX)

Reports from earlier Meetings

Daily reports from the Second, Third and Fourth Review Conferences for the Chemical Weapons Convention (2008, 2013 and 2018) are available via the CWC reports page.