Non-Member States

Signatory States which have not yet ratified the Chemical Weapons Convention

No. State Signature
1 Israel 13/01/1993
2 Myanmar 14/01/1993

States that have neither signed nor acceded to the Chemical Weapons Convention

No. State
1 Angola
2 Egypt
3 North Korea
4 South Sudan

Universal adherence to the Chemical Weapons Convention

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Benefits of membership
Benefits of being an OPCW Member State include the right to participate in, the fullest possible exchange of chemicals, equipment and scientific and technical information relating to the development and application of chemistry for purposes not prohibited under the Convention; support for National Authorities in implementing the Convention.
Action plan
The Action Plan on the Universality of the CWC was adopted during the 23rd Meeting of the Executive Council in 2003. Some of the items mentioned in the Action Plan include the designation of “points of contact” by States Parties, on a voluntary and informal basis, in all regions and sub-regions relevant for the effective promotion of universality, to assist regularly in the implementation of this Action Plan and for the purposes of effective coordination
Conference Resolution
The First Review Conference stressed the importance of universal adherence by all States to the Convention, and of full compliance by all States Parties with all the provisions and requirements of the Convention. The First Review Conference was convinced that universality and full compliance by all States Parties with all the provisions of the Convention are necessary to the achievement of the global ban on chemical weapons. Universal adherence to, and full implementation of, the Convention will contribute to the global anti-terrorist effort and strengthen the security of all states.

Article XIX. Ratification

This Convention shall be subject to ratification by States Signatories according to their respective constitutional processes.

Article XX. Accession

Any State which does not sign this Convention before its entry into force may accede to it at any time thereafter.