Launch of New Biological Weapons Convention Website

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November 8, 2016

With the 8th Biological Weapons Convention (BWC) Review Conference taking place in Geneva from November 7-25, 2016, the Middle East Next Generation of Arms Control Specialists Network (MENACS) launched the website BWC1972.org. The website was founded and developed by MENACS member Hussain Alhowaidi.

MENACS delegation at the BWC RevCon

MENACS delegation at the BWC RevCon

The goal of the website is to raise public awareness of biological weapons threats and the importance of the BWC. More attention, support, and effort are needed to reach greater participation in and universalization of the BWC.

BWC1972.org aims to:
* Enhance knowledge and awareness of the BWC;
* Increase media coverage of BWC-related issues;
* Expand outreach to stakeholder communities;
* Increase recognition of positive achievements in the BWC;
* Promote greater confidence in multilateralism and international cooperation.

You can receive live reports from the BWC Review Conference following Hussain Alhowaidi @HussainHowaidi and @bwc1974.

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