The BWC is critical to international efforts to address the threat posed by biological weapons – whether in the hands of governments or non-state actors – and to remain effective it must continue to adapt to the wider range of biological threats we face in the 21st century. The 165 States Parties gathered in Geneva December 5-22, 2011 for the Seventh Review Conference which set the course of work for the next five years.
The official website for BWC information: www.unog.ch
-- White House Fact Sheet: Seventh Review Conference of the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention
Secretary Clinton and Assistant Secretary for International Security and Nonproliferation Thomas Countryman at the BWC Review Conference, Geneva, Switzerland, December 7, 2011.
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