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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...


Latest Documents

  Title Date  
Opening Address at the Education for Peace: New Pathways for Securing Chemical Disarmament conference Opening Address at the Education for Peace: New Pathways for Securing Chemical Disarmament conference 21/09/2014 Details
Director-General's speech at the opening event of Just Peace weekend Director-General's speech at the opening event of Just Peace weekend 19/09/2014 Details
Director-General's Statement at the EU Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Conference, Brussels 4 September 2014 Director-General's Statement at the EU Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Conference, Brussels 4 September 2014 04/09/2014 Details
Call for Nominations for a Laboratory Course on Assistance and Protection, Spiez, Switzerland, 1–5 December 2014 Call for Nominations for a Laboratory Course on Assistance and Protection, Spiez, Switzerland, 1–5 December 2014 25/08/2014 Details
Invitation to Apply for the Seoul Workshop on the Peaceful Development and Use of Chemistry for Member States of the OPCW from the Asian Region, Seoul, Republic of Korea, 15 -17 October 2014 Invitation to Apply for the Seoul Workshop on the Peaceful Development and Use of Chemistry for Member States of the OPCW from the Asian Region, Seoul, Republic of Korea, 15 -17 October 2014 05/08/2014 Details
Letter to the Pancretan Commission Against the Destruction of Syrian Chemical Weapons in the Enclosed Sea of the Mediterranean Sea Letter to the Pancretan Commission Against the Destruction of Syrian Chemical Weapons in the Enclosed Sea of the Mediterranean Sea 29/07/2014 Details
Call for Nominations Training Course Representatives of National Authorities Involved in Fulfilling Article VI Declarations, 14-16 October 2014, The Hague, The Netherlands Call for Nominations Training Course Representatives of National Authorities Involved in Fulfilling Article VI Declarations, 14-16 October 2014, The Hague, The Netherlands 16/07/2014 Details
Regional Training Course for Customs Authorities in Eastern Europe on the Technical Aspects of the Transfers Regime,  Podgorica, Montenegro, 28–31 October 2014 Regional Training Course for Customs Authorities in Eastern Europe on the Technical Aspects of the Transfers Regime, Podgorica, Montenegro, 28–31 October 2014 16/07/2014 Details
Invitation to Apply for a Natural Products Chemistry Training and Development Programme for the Asian Region Towards Implementation of Article XI of the Chemical Weapons Convention, Johor Darul Ta’zim, Malaysia, 12-28 October 2014 Invitation to Apply for a Natural Products Chemistry Training and Development Programme for the Asian Region Towards Implementation of Article XI of the Chemical Weapons Convention, Johor Darul Ta’zim, Malaysia, 12-28 October 2014 08/07/2014 Details
Invitation to Apply for Two Courses on Chemical Safety Management, Wuppertal, Germany, 3-7 November 2014 Invitation to Apply for Two Courses on Chemical Safety Management, Wuppertal, Germany, 3-7 November 2014 08/07/2014 Details

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