V. Security

1. Security screening and other measures

Delegates attending the CSP-18 are advised that for the security of all participants, all delegates will be screened each time they enter the World Forum. It is recommended that delegates allot extra time to clear security screening prior to scheduled meetings, particularly on the first morning of the conference.

The use of cellular telephones, radio transmitters, recording devices, and cameras may be restricted in certain areas of the World Forum and other venues. Any such restrictions will be clearly posted. Delegates are advised not to leave briefcases or any valuable items unattended in the meeting rooms. The OPCW will not be responsible for any lost items. 

The Secretariat point of contact for security arrangements throughout the Conference is Mr Chris Stretton, Head, Office of Confidentiality and Security.

2. Emergencies and security situations

The main number to call in case of emergency (police, fire, ambulance) is 112. For non-urgent matters, the police can be reached at 0900-8844.

For non-emergency security situations in any of the venues for the Conference, delegates should contact the security staff on duty at the venue or call the OPCW Security Control Centre at +31 (0)70 416 3315.

For emergencies in the WFCC, delegates should notify the security staff on duty or dial 9 from any of the courtesy telephones in the meeting rooms. An on-site security office is also available on the first floor of the WFCC and will attend to any emergencies and security situations at that venue during the Conference.

For emergencies at OPCW Headquarters, delegates should call the OPCW Security Control Centre’s emergency number, +31 (0)70 416 3333.

3. Medical service

Should medical first aid be required, security personnel may be contacted at any time. For participants with a non-acute medical problem that requires attention, the Secretariat’s doctor can be contacted via the Registration Desk.

Nearest hospital - Rode Kruis Haga Ziekenhuis (Red Cross Hospital), Sportlaan 600, 2566 MJ Den Haag. Phone: 070 312 6200 / 070 361 4761.

Alternate hospital – Bronovo Hospital, Bronovolaan 5, 2597 AX Den Haag. Phone: 070 3124141.