Members of the Global Partnership coordinate and collaborate on an ongoing basis to develop and deliver projects and programs to mitigate all manner of threats posed by chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) weapons and related materials. Under the leadership of the rotational G7 Presidency, GP partners convene twice annually as the Global Partnership Working Group (GPWG) to review progress, assess the threat landscape and discuss where and how GP partners can meaningfully engage to prevent terrorists and states of proliferation concern from acquiring and using weapons of mass destruction. The GPWG includes 4 sub-working groups, which facilitate regular dialogue between experts on the GP’s thematic priorities:
- Chemical Security Working Group (CSWG)
- CBRN Working Group (CBRNWG)
- Nuclear & Radiological Security Working Group (NRWSG)
A members-only, secure-access web portal allows GP members to share sensitive information, find valuable resources, and continue dialogues outside of specific meetings on issues that are important to the Global Partnership. Members can register to access the GP Portal at the following link:
GP partners support a diverse range of CBRN threat reduction activities in dozens of countries and every region of the world. A detailed breakdown is provided in the GP's annual Programming Annex.
In 2022, the first GPWG was chaired by Mr. Rüdiger Bohn and the second GPWG will be chaired by Ms. Susanne Riegraf, both of Germany