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. In 2018 this was expanded to include the session of the Conference of States Parties that immediately preceded the Fourth Review Conference. In 2019 reports were made from the Twenty-fourth session of the Conference of States Parties.

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Twenty-fourth session of the Conference of States Parties

This reporting was financially supported by the CWC Coalition.

Number 1 - Monday 25th November 2019 -- The 24th Conference of States Parties: setting the scene
Number 2 - Tuesday 26th November 2019 -- The first day: the opening of the general debate
Number 3 - Wednesday 27th November 2019 -- The second day: continuation of the general debate
Number 4 - Thursday 28th November 2019 -- Conclusion of the general debate and the Schedule amendment decision(s)
Number 5 - Friday 29th November 2019 -- CW destruction, attribution, a vote on the budget and EC membership
Number 6 - [to be scheduled, will cover the closing of the CSP but may be delayed as the BWC MSP is the week after the CWC CSP] --

The reports will be available in a single combined file.

Fourth CWC Review Conference and Twenty-third session of the Conference of States Parties

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 seemed 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 -- The opening day of the Conference of States Parties: divergences of views
Number 3 - Wednesday 21st November 2018 -- The second day of the Conference of States Parties: voting and suspension
Number 4 - Thursday 22nd November 2018 -- The opening of the Review Conference and start of the General Debate
Number 5 - Friday 23rd November 2018 -- The second day of the Conference: the General Debate continues
Number 6 - Monday 26th November 2018 -- The third day of the Conference: the General Debate concludes
Number 7 - Tuesday 27th November 2018 -- Week two: remembrance, thematic review and Committee of the Whole
Number 8 - Wednesday 28th November 2018 -- The fifth day: the long day of the Committee of the Whole
Number 9 - Thursday 29th November 2018 -- The sixth day: a Committee of the Whole or a committee of three parts?
Number 10 - Friday 30th November 2018 -- The penultimate day of the Review Conference and closure of the CSP
Number 11 - Thursday 20th December 2018 -- The closure of the Review Conference and some reflections

The reports are 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.