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This resource provides background information on the Biological Weapons Convention (BWC), the first multilateral disarmament treaty banning an entire category of weapons. It prohibits the development, production, acquisition, transfer, retention, stockpiling, and use of biological and toxin weapons, and is a key element in the international community's efforts to address the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.

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This resource provides information on the United Nations Security Council adoption of Resolution 1540, which explains the decision to refrain from supporting non-State actors from developing, acquiring, manufacturing, possessing, transporting, transferring, or using nuclear, chemical, or biological weapons and their delivery systems.

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This resource offers detailed background information on the International Health Regulations (IHR), a set of global rules to enhance national, regional, and global public health security.

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This paper describes the purpose of the Synthetic Biology Project.

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This resource povides background on initiatives AAAS, an international non-profit organization dedicated to advancing science, engineering, and innovation around the world by serving as an educator, leader, spokesperson, and professional association.

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This document explains the purpose of GHSI, an informal international partnership among like-minded countries to strengthen health preparedness and response globally to threats of biological, chemical, radio-nuclear terrorism (CBRN) and pandemic influenza.

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This second edition of the International Health Regulations seeks to help the international community prevent and respond to acute public health risks that have the potential to cross borders and threaten people worldwide

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This guide focuses specifically on assisting the emergency first responder community in the evaluation and purchase of personal protective equipment

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This report concentrates on the issue of dual use in order to develop a realistic and acceptable policy for dealing with dual use issues, such as those arising from recent developments in synthetic biology, as well as those emerging from biodefense research concerned with developing protections against biological weapons

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The purpose of this manual is to systematically set out the elements required to achieve a high level of preparedness for any emergency disease in animals, which may also be helpful in preparing for food safety, zoonotic, as well as non-infectious disease emergencies.

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