First Special Session of the Conference of the States Parties to Review the Operation of the Chemical Weapons Convention (First Review Conference or RC-1)

Dates: 28 April – 9 May 2003

Chairman: Ambassador Nourreddine Djoudi of Algeria. 113 States Parties participated.

Agenda item 7(a):

  • The role of the Chemical Weapons Convention in enhancing international peace and security;
  • Measures to ensure the universality of the Chemical Weapons Convention.

Reports, Agendas and Related Documents

  Document Symbol Title Date  
Political Declaration of the First Review Conference RC-1/3 Political Declaration of the First Review Conference 09/05/2003 Details
Report of the First Review Conference RC-1/5 Report of the First Review Conference 09/05/2003 Details
Technical Secretariat Background Paper on the Conduct of Inspections under the Chemical Weapons Convention and Related Issues Addendum RC-1/S/1/Add.1 Technical Secretariat Background Paper on the Conduct of Inspections under the Chemical Weapons Convention and Related Issues Addendum 01/05/2003 Details
Message from the Secretary-General of the United Nations to the First Review Conference RC-1/4 Message from the Secretary-General of the United Nations to the First Review Conference 28/04/2003 Details
Opening Statement by the Director-General to the First Special Session of the Conference of the States Parties to Review the Operation of the Chemical Weapons Convention RC-1/DG.3 Opening Statement by the Director-General to the First Special Session of the Conference of the States Parties to Review the Operation of the Chemical Weapons Convention 28/04/2003 Details
Technical Secretariat Background Paper on Universal Adherence to the Chemical Weapons Convention RC-1/S/5 Technical Secretariat Background Paper on Universal Adherence to the Chemical Weapons Convention 25/04/2003 Details
Technical Secretariat Background Paper: Consolidated Unclassified Verification Implementation Report (April 1997 – 31 December 2002) RC-1/S/6 Technical Secretariat Background Paper: Consolidated Unclassified Verification Implementation Report (April 1997 – 31 December 2002) 25/04/2003 Details
Technical Secretariat Background Paper on Assistance and Protection Programmes RC-1/S/4 Technical Secretariat Background Paper on Assistance and Protection Programmes 24/04/2003 Details
Report of the Scientific Advisory Board on Developments in Science and Technology RC-1/DG.2 Report of the Scientific Advisory Board on Developments in Science and Technology 23/04/2003 Details
Technical Secretariat Background Paper on International Cooperation Programmes RC-1/S/2 Technical Secretariat Background Paper on International Cooperation Programmes 22/04/2003 Details
Note by the Director-General to the First Review Conference RC-1/DG.1 Note by the Director-General to the First Review Conference 17/04/2003 Details
Technical Secretariat Background Paper on the Conduct of Inspections under the Chemical Weapons Convention and Related Issues RC-1/S/1 Technical Secretariat Background Paper on the Conduct of Inspections under the Chemical Weapons Convention and Related Issues 17/04/2003 Details
Provisional Agenda of the First Review Conference RC-1/1 Provisional Agenda of the First Review Conference 27/03/2003 Details

National Statements

  Document Symbol Title Date  
Australia: Australia’s Experience in Tracking Systems for International Trade in Chemicals Listed in the Chemical Weapons Convention’s Schedules of Chemicals RC-1/NAT.29 Australia: Australia’s Experience in Tracking Systems for International Trade in Chemicals Listed in the Chemical Weapons Convention’s Schedules of Chemicals 09/05/2003 Details
Sweden: National Implementation of the Chemical Weapons Convention RC-1/NAT.27 Sweden: National Implementation of the Chemical Weapons Convention 08/05/2003 Details
Sweden: Technological Development and Industry Inspections RC-1/NAT.28 Sweden: Technological Development and Industry Inspections 08/05/2003 Details
Finland: The Designated Laboratories of the OPCW Current Situation and Future Role RC-1/NAT.26 Finland: The Designated Laboratories of the OPCW Current Situation and Future Role 07/05/2003 Details
Cuba: Methods Adopted by the Republic of Cuba to Ensure Compliance with the Provisions of the Chemical Weapons Convention RC-1/NAT.24 Cuba: Methods Adopted by the Republic of Cuba to Ensure Compliance with the Provisions of the Chemical Weapons Convention 05/05/2003 Details
Romania: Eliminating the Discrepancies among Declarations on Transfers of Scheduled Chemicals RC-1/NAT.25 Romania: Eliminating the Discrepancies among Declarations on Transfers of Scheduled Chemicals 05/05/2003 Details
Italy: Issues Related to Industrial Inspections RC-1/NAT.23 Italy: Issues Related to Industrial Inspections 02/05/2003 Details
The Federal Republic of Germany: The Role and Importance of Transparency RC-1/NAT.20 The Federal Republic of Germany: The Role and Importance of Transparency 01/05/2003 Details
European Union: The Hellenic Republic on Behalf of the European Union: Challenge Inspections: Views of the European Union RC-1/NAT.21 European Union: The Hellenic Republic on Behalf of the European Union: Challenge Inspections: Views of the European Union 01/05/2003 Details
Germany: Germany’s Experience with the Chemical Weapons Convention since it Entered into Force in April 1997 RC-1/NAT.22 Germany: Germany’s Experience with the Chemical Weapons Convention since it Entered into Force in April 1997 01/05/2003 Details
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland: The Role of Export Controls in the Implementation of the Chemical Weapons Convention RC-1/NAT.12 The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland: The Role of Export Controls in the Implementation of the Chemical Weapons Convention 29/04/2003 Details
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland: Article IX of the Chemical Weapons Convention: Aspects of Compliance RC-1/NAT.13 The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland: Article IX of the Chemical Weapons Convention: Aspects of Compliance 29/04/2003 Details
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland: The Role of CAS Numbers in the Context of the Chemical Weapons Convention RC-1/NAT.14 The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland: The Role of CAS Numbers in the Context of the Chemical Weapons Convention 29/04/2003 Details
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland: The Treatment of Salts of Scheduled Chemicals within the Schedules to the Chemical Weapons Convention RC-1/NAT.15 The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland: The Treatment of Salts of Scheduled Chemicals within the Schedules to the Chemical Weapons Convention 29/04/2003 Details
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland the Comprehensive Nature of the Chemical Weapons Convention with Respect to Verification and National Implementation Measures RC-1/NAT.16 The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland the Comprehensive Nature of the Chemical Weapons Convention with Respect to Verification and National Implementation Measures 29/04/2003 Details
The Republic of Korea: Recent Developments of Chemical Technology and the Comprehensiveness of the Chemical Weapons Convention RC-1/NAT.17 The Republic of Korea: Recent Developments of Chemical Technology and the Comprehensiveness of the Chemical Weapons Convention 29/04/2003 Details
The Republic of Korea: Promoting Universality of the Chemical Weapons Convention RC-1/NAT.18 The Republic of Korea: Promoting Universality of the Chemical Weapons Convention 29/04/2003 Details
The Republic of Korea: Enhancing the Efficiency and Effectiveness of Article VI Inspections Focusing on Schedule 3 Chemicals and Doc/Psf Facilities RC-1/NAT.19 The Republic of Korea: Enhancing the Efficiency and Effectiveness of Article VI Inspections Focusing on Schedule 3 Chemicals and Doc/Psf Facilities 29/04/2003 Details
Republic of Bulgaria: National Measures for Implementation of the Chemical Weapons Convention RC-1/NAT.11 Republic of Bulgaria: National Measures for Implementation of the Chemical Weapons Convention 28/04/2003 Details
Japan: Chemical Weapons Convention Review Conference: Strengthening the Role of the Chemical Weapons Convention RC-1/NAT.8 Japan: Chemical Weapons Convention Review Conference: Strengthening the Role of the Chemical Weapons Convention 28/04/2003 Details
Japan: Chemical Weapons Convention Review Conference: Implementing the Convention: Industry Issues RC-1/NAT.6 Japan: Chemical Weapons Convention Review Conference: Implementing the Convention: Industry Issues 25/04/2003 Details
Japan: Chemical Weapons Convention Review Conference: Abandoned Chemical Weapons in China RC-1/NAT.7 Japan: Chemical Weapons Convention Review Conference: Abandoned Chemical Weapons in China 25/04/2003 Details
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland: The Changing Face of the Chemical Industry: Implications for the Chemical Weapons Convention RC-1/NAT.9 The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland: The Changing Face of the Chemical Industry: Implications for the Chemical Weapons Convention 24/04/2003 Details
Switzerland: The Swiss Confederation Making the Chemical Weapons Convention Work: The Swiss Contribution RC-1/NAT.5 Switzerland: The Swiss Confederation Making the Chemical Weapons Convention Work: The Swiss Contribution 16/04/2003 Details
People’s Republic of China: Position Paper RC-1/NAT.1 People’s Republic of China: Position Paper 15/04/2003 Details
The People’s Republic of China: Report on the Implementation of the Chemical Weapons Convention in China RC-1/NAT.2 The People’s Republic of China: Report on the Implementation of the Chemical Weapons Convention in China 15/04/2003 Details
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland: National Implementation of the Chemical Weapons Convention RC-1/NAT.3 United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland: National Implementation of the Chemical Weapons Convention 15/04/2003 Details
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland: Declarations of National Protective Programmes under Article X RC-1/NAT.4 United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland: Declarations of National Protective Programmes under Article X 15/04/2003 Details
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland: The Importance of Sampling and Analysis in the Chemical Weapons Convention RC-1/NAT.10 The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland: The Importance of Sampling and Analysis in the Chemical Weapons Convention 24/04/2002 Details

Decisions

  Document Symbol Title Date  
Attendance of Non-Signatory States at the First Review Conference RC-1/DEC.1/Rev.1 Attendance of Non-Signatory States at the First Review Conference 08/05/2003 Details
Attendance of International Organisations at the First Review Conference RC-1/DEC.2 Attendance of International Organisations at the First Review Conference 28/04/2003 Details
Attendance of Non-Governmental Organisations and Industry Representatives at the First Review Conference RC-1/DEC.3 Attendance of Non-Governmental Organisations and Industry Representatives at the First Review Conference 28/04/2003 Details