This Briefing Book is intended to assist participants in the Seventh Review Conference for the 1972 Biological Weapons Convention. The Seventh BWC Review Conference will be held from 5 to 22 December 2011 in Geneva. The Briefing Book contains relevant key documents. This volume follows a similar layout to the Sixth BWC Review Conference Briefing Book published in 2006 and the Second Chemical Weapons Convention Review Conference Briefing Book published in 2008
The BWC 2011 Briefing Book has been prepared by Caitriona McLeish of the Harvard Sussex Program and Richard Guthrie of CBW Events.
Financial support for the 2011 Briefing Book has been provided by the United Kingdom Foreign & Commonwealth Office.
The Briefing Book is available in two ways:
This site also includes a selection of additional documents that may be relevant to participants in the Seventh BWC Review Conference. These include daily reports from earlier BWC meetings and briefing notes regarding the science and technology review aspects of the Review Conference.