Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production and Stockpiling of Bacteriological (Biological) and Toxin Weapons and on their Destruction, 1972 (BWC)

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A a disarmament treaty that effectively bans biological and toxin weapons by prohibiting their development, production, acquisition, transfer, stockpiling and use.

The BWC was the first multilateral disarmament treaty to ban the production of an entire category of weapons of mass destruction.

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United Nations Biological Weapons Convention