Biological and chemical warfare – governance (extract Global Catastrophic Risk report 2022)
It is difficult to tell the difference between legitimate and potentially harmful biological research. States are required to “destroy or to divert to peaceful purposes” their biological weapons, but no agreed definition of a biological weapon exists. In addition, there is no secretariat to monitor and enforce implementation, except for a small administrative support unit in Geneva. Author: Angela Kane, Vienna Centre for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation.