Sixteenth Session of the Conference of the States Parties



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Dates: 28 November - 2 December 2011
Location: World Forum Convention Centre, The Hague, The Netherlands

The 16th Session of the Conference of the States Parties to the Chemical Weapons Convention delivered a number of decisions that will position the OPCW to meet new challenges in the years ahead as the destruction of declared chemical weapons stockpiles nears completion.

The Conference took place from 28 November to 2 December 2011 in The Hague and was chaired by Ambassador Paul Arkwright of the United Kingdom. It was attended by representatives of 131 States Parties to the Convention, two Signatory States (Israel and Myanmar), 21 NGOs and chemical industry associations, and several international organisations.
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Reports, Agendas and Related Documents

  Document Symbol Title Date  
Report of the Sixteenth Session of the Conference of the States Parties 28 November – 2 December 2011 C-16/5 Report of the Sixteenth Session of the Conference of the States Parties 28 November – 2 December 2011 01/12/2011 Details
Report of the OPCW on the Implementation of the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and on Their Destruction in 2010 C-16/4 Report of the OPCW on the Implementation of the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and on Their Destruction in 2010 29/11/2011 Details
Opening Statement by the Director-General to the Conference of the States Parties at its Sixteenth Session CSP-16/DG.18 Opening Statement by the Director-General to the Conference of the States Parties at its Sixteenth Session 27/11/2011 Details

National Statements

  Document Symbol Title Date  
Indonesia: Statement by Mr. Umar Hadi, Minister of the Republic of Indonesia in The Hague C-16/NAT.2 Indonesia: Statement by Mr. Umar Hadi, Minister of the Republic of Indonesia in The Hague 29/11/2011 Details
Philippines: Statement by Ambassador Lourdes G. Morales, Permanent Representative of the Philippines C-16/NAT.22 Philippines: Statement by Ambassador Lourdes G. Morales, Permanent Representative of the Philippines 29/11/2011 Details
Libya: Statement by Mr Ahmed Hassan Walid, Permanent Representative of Libya to the OPCW C-16/NAT.24 Libya: Statement by Mr Ahmed Hassan Walid, Permanent Representative of Libya to the OPCW 29/11/2011 Details
United States of America: Statement by Ambassador Robert P. Mikulak, United States Permanent Representative C-16/NAT.31 United States of America: Statement by Ambassador Robert P. Mikulak, United States Permanent Representative 29/11/2011 Details
Argentina: Statement by the Delegation of the Republic of Argentina at the Sixteenth Session of the Conference of the States Parties C-16/NAT.39 Argentina: Statement by the Delegation of the Republic of Argentina at the Sixteenth Session of the Conference of the States Parties 29/11/2011 Details
Croatia: Statement by H.E. Vesela Mrđen Korać, Head of the Croatian Delegation at the Sixteenth Session of the Conference of the States Parties C-16/NAT.14 Croatia: Statement by H.E. Vesela Mrđen Korać, Head of the Croatian Delegation at the Sixteenth Session of the Conference of the States Parties 28/11/2011 Details
Philippines: Statement of the Philippines by Ambassador Lourdes G. Morales. Permanent Representative to the OPCW C-16/NAT.22 Philippines: Statement of the Philippines by Ambassador Lourdes G. Morales. Permanent Representative to the OPCW 28/11/2011 Details
Mexico: Statement by Ambassador Jorge Lomónaco, Permanent Representative of the Mexico C-16/NAT.23 Mexico: Statement by Ambassador Jorge Lomónaco, Permanent Representative of the Mexico 28/11/2011 Details
Poland: Statement on Behalf of the European Union by H.E. Mara Marinaki, Managing Director for Global and Multilateral Issues of the European External Action Service C-16/NAT.25 Poland: Statement on Behalf of the European Union by H.E. Mara Marinaki, Managing Director for Global and Multilateral Issues of the European External Action Service 28/11/2011 Details
The Republic of Iraq: Statement by H.E. Ahmed Bamerni, Head of the Department of International Organisations and Cooperation in the Iraqi Ministry of Foreign Affairs C-16/NAT.26 The Republic of Iraq: Statement by H.E. Ahmed Bamerni, Head of the Department of International Organisations and Cooperation in the Iraqi Ministry of Foreign Affairs 28/11/2011 Details
South Africa: Statement on Behalf of the African Group of States Parties C-16/NAT.29 South Africa: Statement on Behalf of the African Group of States Parties 28/11/2011 Details
Switzerland: Statement by Ambassador Markus Börlin, Permanent Representative of Switzerland to the OPCW C-16/NAT.32 Switzerland: Statement by Ambassador Markus Börlin, Permanent Representative of Switzerland to the OPCW 28/11/2011 Details
Norway: Statement by H.E. Ambassador Anniken R. Krutnes, Permanent Representative of Norway to the OPCW C-16/NAT.33 Norway: Statement by H.E. Ambassador Anniken R. Krutnes, Permanent Representative of Norway to the OPCW 28/11/2011 Details
United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland: Statement to the 15th Session of the Conference of the States Parties C-15/NAT.11 United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland: Statement to the 15th Session of the Conference of the States Parties 30/11/2010 Details
Afrique du Sud: Déclaration du Groupe africain d'États parties à la Convention sur l'interdiction des armes chimiques à la quinzième session de la Conférence des États parties C-15/NAT.4 Afrique du Sud: Déclaration du Groupe africain d'États parties à la Convention sur l'interdiction des armes chimiques à la quinzième session de la Conférence des États parties 29/11/2010 Details
Islamic Republic of Iran: Statement by H.E. Mr Mohammad Mahdi Akhondzadeh, Deputy Foreign Minister for Legal and International Affairs at the Fifteenth Session of the Conference of the States C-15/NAT.15 Islamic Republic of Iran: Statement by H.E. Mr Mohammad Mahdi Akhondzadeh, Deputy Foreign Minister for Legal and International Affairs at the Fifteenth Session of the Conference of the States 29/11/2010 Details

Decisions

  Document Symbol Title Date  
Decision: Programme and Budget of the OPCW for 2012 C-16/DEC.12 Decision: Programme and Budget of the OPCW for 2012 02/12/2011 Details
Decision: The Establishment of the International Support Network for Victims of Chemical Weapons and the Establishment of a Voluntary Trust Fund for This Purpose C-16/DEC.13 Decision: The Establishment of the International Support Network for Victims of Chemical Weapons and the Establishment of a Voluntary Trust Fund for This Purpose 02/12/2011 Details
Decision: Amendment of Rule 54 of the Rules of Procedure of the Conference of the States Parties C-16/DEC.14 Decision: Amendment of Rule 54 of the Rules of Procedure of the Conference of the States Parties 02/12/2011 Details
Decision: Scale of Assessments for 2012 C-16/DEC.15 Decision: Scale of Assessments for 2012 02/12/2011 Details
Decision: Universality of the Chemical Weapons Convention and the Further Implementation of the Universality Action Plan C-16/DEC.16 Decision: Universality of the Chemical Weapons Convention and the Further Implementation of the Universality Action Plan 02/12/2011 Details
Decision: Components of an Agreed Framework for the Full Implementation of Article XI C-16/DEC.10 Decision: Components of an Agreed Framework for the Full Implementation of Article XI 01/12/2011 Details
Decision: Final Extended Deadline of 29 April 2012 C-16/DEC.11 Decision: Final Extended Deadline of 29 April 2012 01/12/2011 Details
Decision: Renewal of the Appointment of the External Auditor of the OPCW C-16/DEC.5 Decision: Renewal of the Appointment of the External Auditor of the OPCW 30/11/2011 Details
Decision: Proposal for a Multi-Year Payment Plan to Regularise the Payment of Outstanding Annual Contributions C-16/DEC.6 Decision: Proposal for a Multi-Year Payment Plan to Regularise the Payment of Outstanding Annual Contributions 30/11/2011 Details
Decision: Proposal from Uzbekistan for a Multi-Year Payment Plan to Regularise the Payment of Its Outstanding Annual Contributions C-16/DEC.6* Decision: Proposal from Uzbekistan for a Multi-Year Payment Plan to Regularise the Payment of Its Outstanding Annual Contributions 30/11/2011 Details
Decision: Amendments to the Financial Regulations and Rules of the OPCW C-16/DEC.7 Decision: Amendments to the Financial Regulations and Rules of the OPCW 30/11/2011 Details
Decision: Write-Offs of Irrecoverable Account Receivables and of Losses of Assets C-16/DEC.8 Decision: Write-Offs of Irrecoverable Account Receivables and of Losses of Assets 30/11/2011 Details
Decision: Future Implementation of the Tenure Policy of the OPCW C-16/DEC.9 Decision: Future Implementation of the Tenure Policy of the OPCW 30/11/2011 Details
Decision:  Extension of the Final Deadline for the Destruction by Libya of its Category 1 Chemical Weapons C-16/DEC.3 Decision: Extension of the Final Deadline for the Destruction by Libya of its Category 1 Chemical Weapons 29/11/2011 Details
Decision: Modalities for Schedule 2 Facility Agreements C-16/DEC.4 Decision: Modalities for Schedule 2 Facility Agreements 29/11/2011 Details

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