Biological Weapons

U.S. Statement at the opening of the BWC PrepCom

The United States shares concerns that have been expressed regarding biological, as well as chemical terrorism, and believes that we should address these concerns in the context of the existing international framework.

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Ambassador Robert Wood’s Statement at the BWC Preparatory Committee Meeting

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The BWC is an important agreement with noble objectives, and it has contributed to international peace and security. Unfortunately, it is also true that the threat of biological weapons remains real.

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Ambassador Robert Wood Addresses Biological Weapons Convention Opening Plenary

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International cooperation is an important element of the BWC. We know there are disagreements about how to advance the goals of Article X of the Convention; but we should not allow those disagreements to prevent us from agreeing where we can and identifying specific steps we can take.

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VIDEO: Ambassador Wood: Strengthening the Biological Weapons Convention

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The 2015 Meeting of States Parties (MSP) to the Biological Weapons Convention (BWC) will be held at the United Nations Office in Geneva from 14 to 18 December 2015.   In this interview, Ambassador Robert Wood, U.S. Special Representative for Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention Issues, discusses efforts to drive effective action toward further implementation of […]

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U.S. Statement at the Meeting of Experts to the BWC

The United States continues to welcome the opportunity these meetings present for a substantive dialogue on ways we can strengthen the Convention and its implementation.

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US Welcomes Burma’s Accession to the Biological Weapons Convention

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Every country that joins the BWC sends a powerful message of solidarity with the international community that the possession and use of biological weapons should not be an option.

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Meeting of the States Parties to the Biological Weapons Convention

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“March 26th of next year will mark the 40th anniversary of the Entry into force of the Biological Weapons Convention. It’s a short document, but one with big aims.”

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Video: Ambassador Robert Wood Previews BWC Meeting of States Parties

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States Parties to the Biological Weapons Convention (BWC) meet December 1-5, 2014 in Geneva.

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U.S. Army to Destroy Syrian Chemical Weapons Aboard Ship

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Some 64 U.S. Army specialists are expected to depart for the Mediterranean in about two weeks aboard an American-owned ship, the Cape Ray, to destroy chemical weapons from Syria.

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White House Announces Nomination of U.S. Representative to the Conference on Disarmament

President Obama has announced his intention to nominate Robert Wood, a Career Member of the Foreign Service, as the next U.S. Ambassador at the Geneva-based Conference on Disarmament.

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