Workshop on National Implementation of the Biological Weapons Convention and the Chemical Weapons Convention
The United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA), through UNRCPD and the UNODA-Geneva Branch, organised a workshop on national implementation of the Biological Weapons Convention (BWC) and the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.
The workshop brought together Mongolian experts and implementing authorities with international experts on the subjects to discuss ways to reinforce national implementation based on identified best practices. They also identified key partners, conducted an initial needs and priorities assessment, and developed a plan of action for strengthening implementation in Mongolia. Experts from VERTIC (the Verification Research, Training and Information Centre), the EU, the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), UNODA and UNRCPD made presentations during the two day event.
The activity was part of a wider assistance programme for promoting universal adherence to the Conventions and enhancing national capabilities for implementing obligations, including:
- modalities for national coordination to facilitate implementation
- increasing participation in BWC Confidence-building Measures
- legislative, administrative and enforcement measures;
- the creation of codes of conduct and standards on biological and chemical safety and security.
As part of its mandate, UNRCPD is engaged in supporting the implementation of the BWC in Asia and the Pacific. This workshop was part of the EU funded BWC Action, which supports BWC implementation at international, regional and national levels.
The Event was financially supported by the EU and organised in collaboration with the government of Mongolia and the OPCW.
|Meeting hosted and supported by:|
|Government of Mongolia|
|Meeting supported by:|
|The European Union|