Assessing the SecBio Platform Proposal (Side Event)

Room XXIII, Palais de Nations
Assessing the SecBio Platform Proposal (Side Event)

This breakfast side event to the BWC Review Conference will present a UNIDIR study on the proposal put forward by France, Senegal and Togo at the Second BWC Preparatory Committee meeting in April 2022, for an international online platform for biosafety and biosecurity, “SecBio”.  

The study seeks to assess the usefulness of the three platform components (a searchable repository, a learning module and a forum of experts). It also presents insights for States Parties to consider, drawing from examples of similar initiatives in different fields, laying out the challenges and lessons learned and providing options for advancing the implementation of the initiative. 

Breakfast will be served before the event, from 08:30hs. 

Related publication can be seen here.


Wednesday, 14 December 2022, 9:00 to 10:00hs CET, Room XXIII, Palais de Nations.


UNIDIR encourages the participation of diplomats, national representatives, policymakers, as well as academics, practitioners and other experts working on or interested in issues pertaining to the Biological Weapons Convention. 


This event will be accessible only to those already holding UN ground passes. To receive updates and reminders of this event, please register through Eventbrite here. For any questions, please reach out to