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OPCW-UN Joint Mission Draws to a Close

The OPCW-UN Joint Mission on the elimination of Syrian chemical weapons has completed its mandate and its operations drew to a close on 30 September 2014.  The Director-General praised the role played by the Joint Mission. Read the press release

Executive Council Discusses Findings of Fact-Finding Mission

In a meeting held today, the Executive Council discussed the second report of the Fact-Finding Mission issued on 10 September 2014. The report concludes, with a high degree of confidence, that chlorine was used as a weapon systematically and repeatedly in three villages in northern Syria. Read the press release

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Legislative Assistance Support Tool (LAST)

The Legislative Assistance Support Tool (LAST) is an internet-based tool which aims at providing Member States with reliable and user friendly legislative & legal support and updated information on the status of ratification and implementation of the Convention.

Education and Outreach Conference Hosted by the OPCW

Dates: 22-23 September 2014

The OPCW hosted an international conference on 22-23 September 2014, entitled Education for Peace: New Pathways for Securing Chemical Disarmament.  The conference brought together some 120 experts from government, science, industry, academia and civil society from more than 40 countries to exchange information on improving education and outreach in disarmament and non-proliferation, and to discuss ways in which to sustain activities and initiatives in this area. Read the press release

OPCW-UN Joint Mission Draws to a Close

The OPCW-UN Joint Mission on the elimination of Syrian chemical weapons has completed its mandate and its operations drew to a close on 30 September 2014.  The Director-General praised the role...01 October 2014Full story

Lebanese Minister of Foreign Affairs and Emigrants Visits the OPCW

The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Emigrants of Lebanon, H.E. Mr. Gebran Bassil, visited the OPCW today and met with the Director-General, Ambassador Ahmet Üzümcü.  This was the first ever...29 September 2014Full story

Second Meeting of Training Centres for Assistance and Protection Under Article X of the Chemical Weapons Convention Held in Bratislava, Slovakia

A second meeting of assistance and protection training centres for Article X of the Chemical Weapons Convention took place from 23-24 September 2014 in Bratislava, Slovakia. This meeting was designed...29 September 2014Full story

Executive Council Discusses Findings of Fact-Finding Mission

In a meeting held today, the Executive Council discussed the second report of the Fact-Finding Mission issued on 10 September 2014.  The report concludes, with a high degree of confidence, that...26 September 2014Full story

Education and Outreach Conference Hosted by the OPCW

The OPCW hosted an international conference on 22-23 September 2014, entitled Education for Peace: New Pathways for Securing Chemical Disarmament.  The conference brought together some 120...24 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


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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...

Invitation to Apply for a Natural Products Chemistry Training and Development Programme for Asia Towards Implementing Art XI

12 October 2014 — 28 October 2014 | Johor Darul Ta’zim, Malaysia

The Technical Secretariat (hereinafter “the Secretariat”) of the OPCW wishes to inform Member States that it will hold the third natural products chemistry training and development programme for the Asian region towards implementation of Article XI o...

Call for Nominations for the Regional Training Course for Customs Authorities of States Parties in Asia

14 October 2014 — 17 October 2014 | Singapore

On behalf of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) and the Government of Singapore, the Director-General wishes to invite National Authorities from States Parties in Asia to nominate participants for a regional training cour...


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Invitation to Apply to the Associate Programme 2014 Invitation to Apply to the Associate Programme 2014 07/11/2013 Details
Director-General’s Statement at the 34th Meeting of the Executive Council Director-General’s Statement at the 34th Meeting of the Executive Council 05/11/2013 Details
Director-General's Statement at the Press Conference on 9 October 2013 Director-General's Statement at the Press Conference on 9 October 2013 09/10/2013 Details
Speech at the Fortieth Anniversary of VERIFIN Speech at the Fortieth Anniversary of VERIFIN 07/10/2013 Details
Report of the Second Meeting of the Scientific Advisory Board Temporary Working Group on Verification Report of the Second Meeting of the Scientific Advisory Board Temporary Working Group on Verification 25/09/2013 Details
Medium-Term Plan for the Period from 2013 to 2015 Medium-Term Plan for the Period from 2013 to 2015 12/07/2013 Details
Call for Registrations for a Workshop on Article XI of the Chemical Weapons Convention for the Eastern European Region, Budapest, Hungary, 30 September and 1 October 2013 Call for Registrations for a Workshop on Article XI of the Chemical Weapons Convention for the Eastern European Region, Budapest, Hungary, 30 September and 1 October 2013 12/07/2013 Details
Call for Nominations for an Advanced Laboratory Skills Training Course, Zemianske Kostol’any Slovakia, 11 – 21 November 2013 Call for Nominations for an Advanced Laboratory Skills Training Course, Zemianske Kostol’any Slovakia, 11 – 21 November 2013 12/07/2013 Details
Call for Nominations for the Regional Training Course for Customs Authorities of States Parties in Asia on Technical Aspects of the Transfers Regime of the Chemical Weapons Convention Call for Nominations for the Regional Training Course for Customs Authorities of States Parties in Asia on Technical Aspects of the Transfers Regime of the Chemical Weapons Convention 12/07/2013 Details
Call for Nominations for a Regional Workshop on Assistance and Protection Under Article X of the Chemical Weapons Convention and Issues of Regional Coordination, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 15 – 17 October 2013 Call for Nominations for a Regional Workshop on Assistance and Protection Under Article X of the Chemical Weapons Convention and Issues of Regional Coordination, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 15 – 17 October 2013 12/07/2013 Details

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