A key role for scientists in strengthening the Biological Weapons Convention

Shang, Lijun, Sheff, Lincoln and Dando, Malcolm (2023) A key role for scientists in strengthening the Biological Weapons Convention. Frontiers in Political Science, 5. pp. 1-3. ISSN 2673-3145

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Abstract / Description

It is not easy to be optimistic about international security at the present time, but 9th Review Conference of the Biological Weapons Convention in December 2022 agreed a renewed effort to strengthen the Convention after decades of stagnation. In March 2023 an agreement was also reached on an agenda and timetable for this effort over the next two years. Scientists have a long history of providing valuable input to such meetings, in this paper, we discuss how such input might best be provided with complicated challenges now facing the BWC and concluded that there is much that could be done, but greater coordination amongst scientists is needed.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: civil society; Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC); Biological Weapons Convention; review conference; WHO
Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 320 Political science
300 Social sciences > 370 Education
500 Natural Sciences and Mathematics > 570 Life sciences; biology
Department: School of Human Sciences
Depositing User: Lijun Shang
Date Deposited: 05 Sep 2023 10:00
Last Modified: 31 Jan 2024 11:32
URI: https://repository.londonmet.ac.uk/id/eprint/8732

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