Travaux intersessions

science2bwc_biotech3bwc_room_small4Reconnaissant combien il importe de renforcer la coopération, l’assistance et les échanges internationaux pour l’application des sciences et des techniques biologiques à des fins pacifiques, la septième Conférence d’examen a décidé que le thème de la coopération et de l’assistance, l’accent étant mis sur le renforcement de la coopération et de l’assistance au titre de l’article X, constituera l’un des trois points inscrits à titre permanent à l’ordre du jour. Ceux-ci sont examinés lors des séances des réunions d’experts comme des réunions des États parties, et ce chaque année durant le programme intersessions 2012-2015. Les questions qui doivent être discutées au titre de ce point permanent de l’ordre du jour sont les suivantes :

  • Batterie de mesures spécifiques pour l’application intégrale et générale de l’article X tenant compte de l’ensemble de ses dispositions ;
  • Difficultés et obstacles rencontrés dans le développement de la coopération, de l’assistance et des échanges internationaux en vue de l’application des sciences et des techniques biologiques à des fins pacifiques ;
  • Moyens d’affecter et de mobiliser des ressources, y compris financières, de façon à remédier aux lacunes et aux besoins en termes d’assistance et de coopération ;
  • Moyens de développer les ressources humaines dans le domaine des sciences et techniques biologiques, à travers l’éducation, la formation, les échanges et les programmes de jumelage, en particulier dans les pays en développement ;
  • Renforcement des capacités, par la coopération internationale, en matière de sécurité et de sûreté biologiques, et aux fins de la détection des épidémies de maladies infectieuses ou des attaques biologiques, de l’établissement de rapports relatifs à ceci et de la lutte contre ces épidémies ou attaques, s’agissant notamment de la préparation, de l’intervention et de la gestion et de l’atténuation des crises ;
  • Coordination de la coopération avec les autres organisations internationales et régionales compétentes, et avec les autres parties prenantes en jeu.

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Below are the working papers submitted on this particular topic during the 2012-2015 Intersessional programme.

2012 Meeting of Experts

BWC/MSP/2012/MX/WP.2 Challenges to developing international cooperation and assistance on biosafety and biosecurity: matching resources to reality – submitted by the United Kingdom
English
BWC/MSP/2012/MX/WP.3 Cooperation and Assistance – Submitted by the United States of America
English

BWC/MSP/2012/MX/WP.7 Dificultades y obstáculos que enfrenta Cuba para la plena aplicación de la CABT y en particular para el desarrollo al máximo de la cooperación, la asistencia y el intercambio internacionales en ciencias biológicas y tecnología, incluidos los equipos y materiales, con fines pacíficos – Presentado por Cuba
Español

BWC/MSP/2012/MX/WP.8 Participation of the Federal Service for Consumer Rights and Human Welfare Protection of the Russian Federation in international cooperation between States Parties BTWC in sharing of knowledge, information, technology, materials and equipment for the fight against infectious diseases and other peaceful purposes – Submitted by the Russian Federation (informal English translation included)
русский

BWC/MSP/2012/MX/WP.9 Information on practical efforts to enhance the BTWC regime undertaken by the Federal Service on Customers’ Rights Protection and Human Well-Being Surveillance of the Russian Federation in 2011-2012 – Submitted by the Russian Federation (informal English translation included)
русский

BWC/MSP/2012/MX/INF.5 Report on USA Implementation of Article X of the Convention

English

BWC/MSP/2012/MX/INF.6 Experiencias de Cuba en la aplicación del artículo X de la CABT

Spanish

BWC/MSP/2012/MX/INF.7 Assistance and Cooperation – Submitted by the European Union

English

BWC/MSP/2012/MX/INF.8 Australia’s Implementation of BWC Article X – Submitted by Australia

English

2012 Meeting of States Parties

BWC/MSP/2012/WP.7 The intersessional process: comments and proposals – submitted by South Africa
English

BWC/MSP/2012/WP.10 International cooperation – Submitted by China (informal English translation included)
中文

BWC/MSP/2012/INF.1 International activities of the Government of Canada related to Article X of the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention: Update 2012 – submitted by Canada

English

2013 Meeting of Experts

BWC/MSP/2013/MX/WP.6 Identifying and addressing barriers to the emergency sharing of international public health and medical assistance – Submitted by the United States of America
English

BWC/MSP/2013/MX/WP.15 Assistance and international cooperation and its role in the implementation of the Convention – Submitted by Iraq
عربي

BWC/MSP/2013/MX/WP.17 Measures for full, effective and non-discriminatory Implementation of the Article X – Submitted by the Islamic Republic of Iran on behalf of the Group of the Non-aligned Movement and Other States Parties to the BWC
English

BWC/MSP/2013/MX/INF.2 Challenges and obstacles to developing international cooperation, assistance and exchange – Background information document submitted by the Implementation Support Unit

ArabicChineseEnglishFrenchRussianSpanish

2013 Meeting of States Parties

BWC/MSP/2013/WP.4 Getting Past Yes: Moving From Consensus Text to Effective Action – Submitted by Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Netherlands, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and the United States of America
English

BWC/MSP/2013/WP.9 International Cooperation and Assistance of Japan related to Article X – Submitted by Japan
English

BWC/MSP/2013/INF.2 International activities of the Government of Canada related to Article X of the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention: update 2013 – submitted by Canada

English

BWC/MSP/2013/INF.3 Report on Germany’s Implementation of Article X. Submitted by Germany

English

BWC/MSP/2013/INF.4 Assistance and cooperation. Submitted by the European Union

English

BWC/MSP/2013/INF.5 Report on cooperation and Assistance under Article X of the Convention. Submitted by Iraq

English

2014 Meeting of Experts

BWC/MSP/2014/MX/INF.5 Report on USA implementation of Article X of the Biological
and Toxin Weapons Convention – Submitted by the United States of America
English

2014 Meeting of States Parties

BWC/MSP/2014/WP.4 China’s efforts in assisting West African countries combatting Ebola epidemic – submitted by China
Chinese

BWC/MSP/2014/WP.10 Updated Report on Germany’s implementation of Article X (with special focus on the German Partnership Programme for Excellence in Biological and Health Security)
English

BWC/MSP/2014/WP.11 International activities of the Government of Canada related to Article X of the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention: Update 2014
English

BWC/MSP/2014/WP.12 Report on implementation of Article X of the Convention. Submitted by India
English

BWC/MSP/2014/INF.5 Update on Australia’s Implementation of BWC Article X
English

2015 Meeting of Experts

BWC/MSP/2015/MX/WP.4 – The United States of America High Containment Laboratory Policy. Submitted by the United States of America
English

BWC/MSP/2015/MX/WP.20- Dificultades y obstáculos que enfrenta Cuba para la plena aplicación de la CABT y en particular para el desarrollo al máximo de la cooperación, la asistencia y el intercambio internacionales en ciencias biológicas y tecnología, incluidos los equipos y materiales, con fines pacíficos. Submitted by Cuba.
Español (includes an unofficial English translation)

BWC/MSP/2015/MX/WP.21– Experiencias de Cuba en la aplicación del Artículo X de la CABT. Submitted by Cuba.
Español (Includes an unofficial English translation)

BWC/MSP/2015/MX/WP.23- Ofrecimientos y solicitudes de Cooperación internacional y Asistencia a la Base de Datos de Cooperación Internacional para el Artículo X de la CABT Submitted by Cuba.
Español (includes an unofficial English translation)

BWC/MSP/2015/MX/INF.1 2014 Implementation of BWC Article X (Cooperation and Assistance) – Submitted by Australia
English

BWC/MSP/2015/MX/INF.3 – Background Information on continuing challenges and obstacles to developing international cooperation, assistance and exchange – Submitted by the Implementation Support Unit

English

 

2015 Meeting of States Parties

BWC/MSP/2015/WP.5 – International activities of the Global Partnership against the spread of weapons and materials of mass destruction related to Article X of the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention – Submitted by Canada, Denmark, the European Union, Finland, France, Germany, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the United States of America
English

BWC/MSP/2015/WP.7 – International cooperation and assistance of Japan related to Article X of the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention (2015) – Submitted by Japan
English

BWC/MSP/2015/WP.7/Corr.1 English

BWC/MSP/2015/WP.8 – Establishing a Non-Proliferation Export Control Regime Under the Framework of the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production and Stockpiling of Bacteriological (Biological) and Toxin Weapons and on Their Destruction – Submitted by China
Chinese (Unofficial English translation annexed)

BWC/MSP/2015/WP.13 – International/national implementation of Article X through transparent and reassurance mechanism – Submitted by the Islamic Republic of Iran
English

BWC/MSP/2015/INF.1 Report on Implementation of Article X of the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention – Submitted by the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
English

BWC/MSP/2015/INF.2 International Activities of the Government of Canada related to Article X of the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention: Update 2015Submitted by Canada
English

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