Reducing Biological Proliferation Risks Posed by Dual-Use Research of Concern
This project will initiate an innovative collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO) to better address the many sensitivities, complexities, and threats posed by dual-use research of concern (DURC). Through this project, the World Health Organization will establish a Health Science Foresight Secretariat with a mandate to scout, investigate, and liaise with major research entities, academies, and start-ups on research plans and activities that have the potential to be misapplied. The Secretariat will likewise collaborate with leading research entities and countries to create a Foresight Network (for the early identification and assessment of dual-use research of concern-related matters) and convene regional meetings with the aim of raising awareness, engaging local expertise, recruiting scientist champions, and establishing collaborating centres.
The project also aims to better address the many sensitivities, complexities, and threats posed by DURC through the development of international framework and normative guidance on DURC and horizontal scanning.
Providers and Implementers ?
|Implementer||Global Affairs Canada||State|
|Implementer||World Health Organization (WHO)||International Organization, Global|
Related Projects & Programs
|Mr Trevor Smith||Head & CWC Point of Contact||
Global Partnership Program
|Dr Guenael Rodier||Director||
Department of Global Capacities, Alert and Response
World Health Organization (WHO)
|Mr Simon Collard-Wexler||First Secretary||
Permanent Mission of Canada to the United Nations
|Mr Allen Brown||Deputy Director||
Nuclear Nonproliferation and Arms Control and Disarmament Policy, Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Division (IGN)
Global Affairs Canada