Advances in science and technology present risks but also opportunities to strengthen the Biological Weapons Convention. To explore such opportunities, this virtual side event to the BWC Review Conference will discuss how different technologies could theoretically be applied to build greater confidence in compliance with the Biological Weapons Convention.
The event will focus on three specific areas: “open source” technologies, new methods of genomic surveillance and bioforensics. With each technology, our expert panellists will provide an overview of these tools - and their limitations - before moving into an interactive Q&A session with the audience.
Friday 9 December 2022, 13:15 to 14:30hs CET, Online. Check your local time here.
More information on the agenda will be shared before the event.
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.
The Zoom link will be emailed to registered participants prior to the event. Please register through Eventbrite here. For any questions, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This event and papers are supported by Effective Giving.