Alert, response, and capacity building under the International Health Regulations (IHR)

Biosafety and laboratory biosecurity


"Safe and secure environments in and around every laboratory in the world"


  • Lead, participate and collaborate in advancing biorisk management, including biosafety and laboratory biosecurity
  • Provide frameworks, expertise and tools to inform, guide, and support WHO's Member States in protecting the health of people in and around laboratory environments through appropriate biorisk management
  • Establish a positive and growing culture towards responsible biorisk management worldwide