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Implementing the BTWC: challenges and prospects

25 September 2006

The conference was organised in cooperation with the Finnish EU Presidency and the office of HR Solana’s Personal Representative on non-proliferation, Ms. Annalisa Giannella. The main objective of the conference was to examine challenges associated with the implementation of the BTWC and possible implementation assistance requirements. Given its timing, it also served as a platform to circulate EU member states’ papers submitted for consideration by States Parties to the BTWC.  Three working groups were used to discuss national implementation of the BTWC, confidence-building measures, and the intersessional programme of work. Approximately sixty participants attended the conference, representing government, international organisations, think tanks and academia.