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MX4 - 2nd Meeting, Biological Weapons Convention Meetings of Experts 2019
6 Aug 2019 -  AGENDA ITEM 6 continued: Procedures, including the establishment and use of the assistance database, to improve the prompt and efficient response without preconditions to a request of assistance by a State Party under Article VII, and coordination and cooperation among States Parties and with relevant international and regional organizations such as World Health Organization (WHO), World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), as appropriate
• Interventions by States Parties continued
• Interactive discussion

AGENDA ITEM 7: Examination of how the concept of mobile biomedical units might contribute to effective assistance, response and preparation with a view to enhancing implementation of the Convention
• Interventions by States Parties
• Interactive discussion

AGENDA ITEM 8: Exploration of approaches by which States Parties, individually or collectively, might contribute to the strengthening of international response capabilities for infectious disease outbreaks, whether natural or deliberate in origin
• BWC/MSP/2019/MX.4/WP.2 – Update on Australia’s Health Security Initiative for the Indo-Pacific region: Strengthening regional response capabilities for infectious disease outbreaks – Submitted by Australia
• BWC/MSP/2019/MX.4/WP.3 – Approach to Strengthening Measures for Emerging Infectious Diseases based on Lessons Learned from the Ebola Outbreak – Submitted by Japan
• BWC/MSP/2019/MX.4/WP.4 – Strengthening National, Sub-Regional and International Capacities to Prepare for and Respond to the Deliberate Use of Biological Weapons: Project update – Submitted by Japan
• Technical presentation by Belgium
• Technical presentation by the United Kingdom
• Technical presentation by the ICGEB
• Guest of the Meeting – Dr. Rebecca Katz, Georgetown University
• Interventions by States Parties

2019 BWC Meeting of Experts on Assistance, Response and Preparedness (MX4) 6 - 7 August 2019
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