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.

Speakers:

  • 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).

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