BWC: Compliance and Verification

BWC Working Group Friends of the Chair Webinar Series
13 May 2024
BWC: Compliance and Verification

The Friends of the Chair for compliance and verification, together with UNIDIR and UNODA, organized this informal webinar in the context of the Working Group on the Strengthening of the Biological Weapons Convention.

The event aimed to stimulate thinking and discussion on the topic of compliance and verification during the intersessional period and consisted of an expert panel followed by a moderated question-and-answer session with the audience.

Event Recording


  • Amb. Flavio Damico, Brazil, Chair of the BWC Working Group – Opening Remarks.
  • Una Jakob, Head of Research Group on Biological and Chemical Weapons Control, PRIF.
  • Ajey Lele, Deputy Director at the Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses.
  • Amanda Moodie, Policy Fellow at the US National Defense University.
  • Leifan Wang, Associate Professor at Tianjin University School of Law and Center for Biosafety Research and Strategy.
  • Friends of the Chair: Amb. Robert in den Bosch, The Netherlands, and Alonso Martínez Ruiz, Mexico Closing remarks and ways forward.

The event was moderated by Dr. James Revill, Head of WMD Programme, UNIDIR.

When and Where

Monday, 13 May 2024 | 13:15 – 14:45 CEST | Online (via Zoom).


The event was open to State representatives and experts working on or interested in issues pertaining to the compliance and verification of the BWC.

Related Events

This event is part of the BWC Working Group Friends of the Chair Webinar Series (recordings available on YouTube). Other events in this series include: