Information for Delegates

The Conference of the States Parties to the Chemical Weapons Convention will hold its Eighteenth Session (CSP-18) from Monday to Friday, 2-6 December 2013 at the World Forum located at Churchillplein 10 in The Hague next to the OPCW Headquarters. Additional meetings and functions may be held at the OPCW Headquarters.

The CSP-18 will open on Monday, 2 December 2013 at 10:30 in the Theatre of the World Forum. Participants and attendees are requested to be seated by 10:15.

Invitations to the CSP-18 were sent to States Parties and other entities together with the provisional agenda and the registration forms. These documents may also be obtained from our website

Checklist for States

a) Register each participant by using the registration form in Annex D;
b) States Parties: Submit credentials to the Technical Secretariat of the OPCW;
c) Signatory and Observer States: Submit a notification / application to the Secretariat with the names of participants.

Select an option to learn more:

I. Pre-Session arrangements
Visas, Registration and Credentials
II. Session-related information
Participation, meetings and journal, organisation, seating arrangements, interpretation, statements in the general debate, availability and submission of documents, social events
III. Catering and IV. Media accreditation and website
Information on catering and media accreditation.
V. Security
Security screening, emergencies and medical service
VI. Facilities at the WFCC and OPCW
Disabled access, telephone and Internet facilities, cloakroom, parking, banking and currency exchange
VII. Contact information
OPCW staff contacts and other useful numbers
Visa information, sample forms, accommodation and transport; route description