The Biological Weapons Convention (BWC) opened for signature in 1972 and entered into force in 1975.
The Implementation Support Unit (ISU) was created in 2006 to support states efforts under the treaty. This small unit, based out of the UN Office for Disarmament Affairs in Geneva, Switzerland provides administrative support, aids annual exchanges of information, facilitates national implementation and works to expand treaty membership. Since its inception, the ISU has worked closely with its international partners, such as the IPPC to strengthen national and international efforts to prevent, detect, mitigate and recover from disease incidents, irrespective of how they started.
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