The United Nations (UN) Biological Weapons Convention (BWC) is a legally binding treaty that outlaws the development, production, and stockpiling of biological and toxin weapons. It came into force in 1975, and now has 172 States Parties and 9 Signatory States. States that are party to the convention meet periodically to discuss the implementation of the convention.
iGEM Headquarters is currently in the process of assembling a delegation of iGEMers to attend the Meeting of States Parties to the BWC meeting in Geneva, Switzerland during early December this year.
We are releasing a general callout for iGEMers interested in representing iGEM as a delegate at the Meeting of States Parties to the Biological Weapons Convention (BWC). Applicants will be interested in biosafety, biosecurity, and policy.