The Doomsday Clock is an internationally recognized design that conveys how close we are to destroying our civilization with dangerous technologies of our own making. First and foremost among these are nuclear weapons, but the dangers include climate-changing technologies, emerging... Read More
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Grinius is Canada's ambassador to the United Nations and to the U.N. Conference on Disarmament. He recently chaired the 2009 Meeting of Experts of the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention and will chair this month's Meeting of States Parties. Previously, he had been Ambassador to the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, and later, concurrent Ambassador to the Republic of Korea and the People's Democratic Republic of Korea.
Each year, the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention (BWC), the world's foremost forum to abolish biological weapons, focuses on one or two areas that have been identified by States Parties as warranting more collective work.