GREEN CROSS EXAMINES GLOBAL BIOSECURITY AT UN CONFERENCE
Time/date: 1pm, 13 December, 2012
Venue: United Nations, Room XXV, Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland
Green Cross International staged a panel discussion titled “Responsible Research for Global Biosecurity: Progress to Date” as part of the 2012 Meeting of States Parties of the Biological Weapons Convention (BWC), which is being held from 10-14 December.
- Dr Marina Voronova-Abrams, Senior Research Fellow, Green Cross/Global Green, Washington DC
- Giulio Mancini, Programme Officer, Landau Network-Centro Volta, Italy
- Dr Carrie Wolinetz, Associate Vice President for Federal Relations, Association of American Universities, Washington DC
- Dr Paul Walker, Director, Environmental Sustainability and Security, Green Cross International
The weeklong meeting focussed on strengthening cooperation and assistance in the field of biological weapons control; reviewing developments in the field of science and technology related to the Convention; and strengthening national implementation), as well as the biennial item of how to enable fuller participation in the Confidence-building Measures (CBMs).
- Press release: Biological Weapons Convention must be strengthened
- Official UN website
- Green Cross Environment Security and Sustainability programme
- Interview with Paul Walker on BWC (World Radio Switzerland, 12 Dec 2012)
- Contact: Paul Walker, Director, Green Cross Environment Security and Sustainability programme
- Photo credit: Scientific and Practical Center, Sanitary and Epidemiological Expertise and Monitoring of Kazakhstan.
- “Biological Weapons and Science: Curbing the Threat” – Carrie Wolinetz video