In accordance with the decision of the Eighth Review Conference, the 2017 Meeting of States Parties of the Biological Weapons Convention (BWC) will take place from 4 to 8 December 2017 in Geneva, Switzerland. The meeting will be held in conference room XVIII, E Building of the Palais des Nations, United Nations Office at Geneva, Avenue de la Paix 8-14, 1211 Geneva 10, accessible via the Pregny Gate. The meeting will begin on Monday 4 December 2017 at 10:00.
The Meeting of States Parties will be chaired by Ambassador Amandeep Singh Gill of India, and Ambassador Michael Biontino of Germany and Ambassador Juraj Podhorský of Slovakia will serve as Vice-Chairmen. In accordance with the decision of the Eighth Review Conference, the meeting will seek to make progress on issues of substance and process for the period before the next Review Conference, with a view to reaching consensus on an intersessional process.
The provisional agenda and the provisional programme of work for the Meeting of States Parties are available in all official languages as documents BWC/MSP/2017/1 and BWC/MSP/2017/2 respectively. Detailed information about the meeting can be found on the BWC website. Further information on the practical arrangements for the meeting is provided in an Aide-Mémoire.
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