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Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention

Published March 26, 1975



Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention

The UN states that this convention was the “first multilateral disarmament treaty banning an entire category of weapons. It effectively 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.” It opened for signature on April 10, 1972 and entered into force on March 26, 1975.