Annan Calls for Bioweapons Strategy


“Stressing that “the horror of biological weapons is shared by all,” United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today called for a comprehensive strategy that will tackle the possibility of such arms falling into the hands of terrorists….

Mr. Annan noted that he had already proposed the convening of a forum that would bring together the various stakeholders – industry, science, public health, governments, and the public – to ensure that biotechnology’s advances continue to be used for the benefit of humanity while the risks are managed.” More