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Facilitating National Implementation through Assistance and Cooperation
December 14, 2012

The United States hosted a side event December 14, 2012 at the United Nations in Geneva during the Meeting of States Parties of the Biological and Toxins Weapons Convention entitled “Facilitating National Implementation through Assistance and Cooperation:  U.S., U.K., and Canadian Programs.”

Ambassador Laura Kennedy, U.S. Representatives to the Conference on Disarmament and U.S. Special Representative for Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention Issues, opened the event and moderated the panel.

Following her opening remarks Ambassador Jo Adamson spoke on U.K. assistance programs, Ms. Kelly Anderson reviewed Canadian assistance programs, and Tom Countryman, Assistant Secretary of State for International Security and Nonproliferation, and Any Weber, Assistant Secretary of  Defense for Nuclear, Chemical, and Biological Defense Programs, described U.S. assistance programs.  The presentations were followed by an open discussion.

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You can access the presentations by Assistant Secretary Countryman and Assistant Secretary Weber via the links below: