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Education for Peace: New Pathways for Securing Chemical Disarmament

OPCW Event on Education and Outreach
Dates: 22-23 September 2014

The event will provide a forum for wide-ranging discussion and exchanges of ideas and best practices on ways of raising awareness of disarmament and non-proliferation issues, especially in educational institutions. This will include demonstrations of materials and tools in various media formats. The objective will be to identify new, approaches and synergies arising from discussion between different representative groups to better inform future efforts in this area.

OPCW Fact Finding Mission: “Compelling Confirmation” That Chlorine Gas Used as Weapon in Syria

The fact-finding mission (FFM) appointed by the OPCW Director-General to examine alleged uses of chlorine gas as a weapon in Syria has found information constituting “compelling confirmation” that a toxic chemical was used “systematically and repeatedly” as a weapon in villages in northern Syria earlier this year. Read the press release

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OPCW: The 2013 Nobel Peace Laureate

Deadline: 15 September 2014

On 11 October 2013, the Norwegian Nobel Committee announced the award of the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) for its extensive efforts to eliminate chemical weapons. In its press release following the announcement of the award, the Committee stated that “[b]y means of the present award to the OPCW, the Committee is seeking to contribute to the elimination of chemical weapons”.

Course on Assistance and Protection Against Chemical Weapons Held in Finland

A basic training course on assistance and protection against chemical weapons was held at the Crisis Management Centre (CMC) in Kuopio, Finland from 8 to 12 September 2014 and attended by 18...16 September 2014Full story

International Training for National Authorities in Receiving CWC Inspections Held in The Hague

The OPCW and the National Authority of the Kingdom of The Netherlands co-organised a 4-day training course for personnel of National Authorities involved in receiving inspections under the Chemical...16 September 2014Full story

Third OPCW International Assistance and Protection Course for Instructors Conducted in The Hague

The Third OPCW Assistance and Protection Training Course for Instructors was conducted from 27 August to 3 September 2014 at OPCW Headquarters in cooperation with the National Authority of The...12 September 2014Full story

Tunisian Foreign Affairs Minister Visits the OPCW

The Tunisian Foreign Affairs Minister, H.E. Mr. Mongi Hamdi, visited the OPCW Technical Secretariat in The Hague on Wednesday, 10 September 2014 and met with the Director-General, Ambassador Ahmet...11 September 2014Full story

OPCW Fact Finding Mission: “Compelling Confirmation” That Chlorine Gas Used as Weapon in Syria

The fact-finding mission (FFM) appointed by the OPCW Director-General to examine alleged uses of chlorine gas as a weapon in Syria has found information constituting “compelling confirmation” that a...10 September 2014Full story


List of links to recent journal articles on chemical disarmament, non-proliferation and other related issues.

Analysis of Chemicals Relevant to the Chemical Weapons Convention Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry

Marc-Michael Blum and R.V.S. Murty Mamidanna, 04 September 2014

Cape Ray finishes destruction of Syria’s most deadly chemicals Chemistry World

Dr Nina Notman, 21 August 2014

The Hero’s Riddle Nobel Peace Prize Forum

Executive Director Maureen Reed, 21 August 2014

The dichotomy of chemical engineering (Day 77) IchemE President's Blog

Geoff Maitland, 12 August 2014

Uranium complexes unlock feedstock potential of carbon dioxide Chemistry World

Polly Wilson, 25 July 2014


These links are being provided for information purposes only. The views and opinions expressed in the publications are those of the authors and do not reflect the views of the OPCW. Items are posted here as a service to website readers and do not imply endorsement by the OPCW. The OPCW does not provide any guarantee, expressed or implied, that the information presented is accurate or timely, and does not contain inadvertent technical or factual inaccuracies. The OPCW is not responsible for the content of third party websites.

Call for Nominations for Five Courses on the Development of Analytical Skills at VERIFIN

30 May 2014 — 21 November 2014 | Helsinki, Finland

The OPCW Technical Secretariat (hereinafter “the Secretariat”) wishes to inform Member States that in 2014 it will hold five courses on the development of analytical skills, at the Finnish Institute for Verification of the Chemical Weapons Convention...

Call for Nominations for a Basic Course for Personnel of National Authorities Involved in the National Implementation of the

15 September 2014 — 19 September 2014 | The Hague, the Netherlands

The Technical Secretariat (hereinafter “the Secretariat”) is pleased to announce that a five-day basic course for the personnel of National Authorities will be held at the Headquarters of the OPCW in The Hague, the Netherlands, from 15 to 19 Septembe...

Invitation for the OPCW Education and Outreach Event "Education for Peace: New Pathways for Securing Chemical Disarmament"

22 September 2014 — 23 September 2014 | The Hague, the Netherlands

The Technical Secretariat (hereinafter “the Secretariat”) of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) hereby invites interested parties to an education and outreach event entitled “Education for Peace: New Pathways for Securing...


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