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MX1 - 1st Meeting, Biological Weapons Convention Meetings of Experts 2018
7 Aug 2018 -  1. Opening of the Meeting
• Remarks by the Chair, Ambassador Maria Teresa Almojuela

2. Adoption of the agenda
BWC/MSP/2018/MX.1/1

3. Adoption of the rules of procedure
BWC/CONF.VIII/2

4. Consideration of the reports of the States Parties on their full and comprehensive implementation of all provisions of Article X
BWC/MSP/2018/MX.1/2 – Background information document submitted by the Implementation Support Unit, paras. 12-14
BWC/MSP/2018/MX.1/WP.1 - Australia’s Article X report for 2016 and 2017 – Submitted by Australia
BWC/MSP/2018/MX.1/WP.7 - Report on Implementation of Article X of the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention – Submitted by the United States of America

5. Review of the report by the ISU on the operation of the assistance and cooperation database established by the Seventh Review Conference and renewed by the Eighth Review Conference and consideration of its further operationalization, including measures to further strengthen the operation of the database, including in the light of BWC/MSP/2017/4
BWC/MSP/2018/MX.1/2, Background information document submitted by the Implementation Support Unit, paras 15-26
BWC/MSP/2018/MX.1/WP.9 - Improving the Utility and Functioning of the BWC Assistance and Cooperation Database - Submitted by the United States of America
• Technical briefing by the 1540 Group of Experts, Mr. Scott Spence
• Technical Briefing by the South Centre, Dr. Vicente Yu

• Guest of the Meeting presentation by the Stimson Center, Mr. Richard Cupitt

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MX1 LIST OF SPEAKERS
Agenda item 4 - Consideration of the reports of the States Parties on their full and comprehensive implementation of all provisions of Article X
• Mr. Daniel Feakes, Chief, BWC Implementation Support Unit [brief presentation on submission of Article X reports]
• Australia – WP.1
• USA – WP.7

Agenda item 5 - Review of the report by the ISU on the operation of the assistance and cooperation database established by the Seventh Review Conference and renewed by the Eighth Review Conference and consideration of its further operationalization, including measures to further strengthen the operation of the database, including in the light of BWC/MSP/2017/4
• Mr. Daniel Feakes, Chief, BWC Implementation Support Unit [brief presentation on submission of Article X reports]
• USA – WP.9
• Mr. Scott Spence, Expert, Committee Established Pursuant to Security Council Resolution 1540
• Dr. Vicente Paolo Yu III, Deputy Executive Director, South Centre
• Dr. Richard Cupitt, Senior Fellow, Stimson Center
Australia, Ms. Vanessa Wood
United States of America, Mr. Scott Davis
Iran (Islamic Republic of), Mr. Mohsen Nazri Asl
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Mr. John Walker
Russian Federation, Ms. Yulia Demina
Germany, Ms. Ruth Surkau
Italy, Mr. Alexandro Mandanici
Saudi Arabia, Mr. Abdullah M. Assiri
China, Ms. Lyu Xiaodong
China, Mr. Wang Xiaoliang
Mali, Mr. Mounirou Baby
Philippines, Ms. Irma Makalinao
Iran (Islamic Republic of), Mr. Mohsen Nazri Asl
Mexico, Mr. Raúl Vargas Juarez
Brazil, Mr. Edro Luiz Dalcero
United States of America, Mr. Scott Davis
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Mr. John Walker
Brazil, Mr. Edro Luiz Dalcero
ISU briefing on the operation of the cooperation and Assistance Database, Secretary: Mr Daniel Feakes
United States of America, Ms. Lourdes M. Costacamps
1540 Committee, Mr. Scott Spence
South Centre, Mr. Vicente Paolo Yu
Germany, Ms. Ruth Surkau
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