The Federal Foreign Office is supporting partner countries via the German Biosecurity Programme. In the Sudan, the knowledge acquired in this context is also helping with the fight against COVID‑19.
Germany is carrying out long term biosecurity projects in its German Biosecurity Programme.
The Federal Foreign Office is supporting partner countries around the world in the fight against coronavirus via three biosecurity programmes involving corona test kits, laboratory training and digital learning modules.
The Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) entered into force on 29 April 1997. It prohibits the development, production, possession, transfer and use of chemical weapons and has brought about a ban under international law of an entire category of weapons.
In today’s globalised world, infectious pathogens can spread like wildfire, endangering the stability of entire societies. Germany is thus strengthening biosecurity in many partner countries, for example, with a mobile lab in Tunisia.
The international community needs a neutral institution that can conduct enquiries into attacks involving chemical weapons. Why the independent OPCW must also be responsible for attributing attacks.