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United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs' (UNODA) Occasional Papers is a series of ad hoc publications presenting, in edited form, papers or statement made at international meetings, symposiums, seminars or workshops organized by the Office for Disarmament Affairs. They deal with topical issues in the field of arms limitation, disarmament and international security and are intended primarily for those concerned with these matters in Government, civil society and in academic community. This document explains the Biological Incident Database based on proposals by experts from interested Member States and on public information available in case studies. Its purpose is to strengthen the capabilities of States to prevent and combat terrorism.