Speeches and Statements by the Director-General

Below is a list of speeches and statements from Director-General Ahmet Üzümcü. Please select one to view and download.

Left: OPCW Director-General Ahmet Üzümcü addressing a ceremony marking the completion of chemical weapons destruction activities at seven facilities by the U.S. Army Chemical Weapons Agency (CMA) in the United States. 

 

  Title Date  
2013 Nobel Peace Prize Lecture: Working Together for a World Free of Chemical Weapons, and Beyond 2013 Nobel Peace Prize Lecture: Working Together for a World Free of Chemical Weapons, and Beyond 10/12/2013 Details
Director-General’s Statement at the 34th Meeting of the Executive Council Director-General’s Statement at the 34th Meeting of the Executive Council 05/11/2013 Details
Director-General's Statement at the Press Conference on 9 October 2013 Director-General's Statement at the Press Conference on 9 October 2013 09/10/2013 Details
Speech at the Fortieth Anniversary of VERIFIN Speech at the Fortieth Anniversary of VERIFIN 07/10/2013 Details
Address to the 2013 Chemical Weapons Demilitarisation Conference Address to the 2013 Chemical Weapons Demilitarisation Conference 05/06/2013 Details
Statement by the Director-General at the Remembrance Day for All Victims of Chemical Warfare Statement by the Director-General at the Remembrance Day for All Victims of Chemical Warfare 29/04/2013 Details
Director-General's Talking Points at the Opening of an Exhibition Marking the 15th Year of the OPCW Director-General's Talking Points at the Opening of an Exhibition Marking the 15th Year of the OPCW 15/04/2013 Details
Director-General's Opening Statement to the Third Review Conference Director-General's Opening Statement to the Third Review Conference 08/04/2013 Details
Opening Remarks to the Press Conference by OPCW Director-General Opening Remarks to the Press Conference by OPCW Director-General 08/04/2013 Details
The Chemical Weapons Convention: Making Disarmament Happen The Chemical Weapons Convention: Making Disarmament Happen 19/03/2013 Details
Knowledge Transfer, International Organisations and Global Education Knowledge Transfer, International Organisations and Global Education 18/03/2013 Details
Director-General's Address at the Seminar on the Chemical Weapons Convention and Chemical Safety and Security Management for Member States of the OPCW in the Asia Region Director-General's Address at the Seminar on the Chemical Weapons Convention and Chemical Safety and Security Management for Member States of the OPCW in the Asia Region 11/12/2012 Details
Keynote Address to the Seventh Singapore International Symposium on Protection against Toxic Substances (SISPAT) Keynote Address to the Seventh Singapore International Symposium on Protection against Toxic Substances (SISPAT) 04/12/2012 Details
Speaking Notes: Cooperative Threat Reduction: Partnering for a More Secure World Speaking Notes: Cooperative Threat Reduction: Partnering for a More Secure World 03/12/2012 Details
Remarks by the Director-General on the occasion of the unveiling of the monument sponsored by Iran Remarks by the Director-General on the occasion of the unveiling of the monument sponsored by Iran 26/11/2012 Details
Opening Statement by the Director-General to the Conference of the States Parties at its Seventeenth Session Opening Statement by the Director-General to the Conference of the States Parties at its Seventeenth Session 25/11/2012 Details
Opening Remarks by the Director-General at the Fourteenth Annual Meeting of National Authorities Opening Remarks by the Director-General at the Fourteenth Annual Meeting of National Authorities 22/11/2012 Details
Director General's Statement at the Sixty-Seventh Session of the United Nations General Assembly Director General's Statement at the Sixty-Seventh Session of the United Nations General Assembly 19/11/2012 Details
Director General Talking Points at Wilton Park: The Chemical Weapons Convention: Third Review Conference and Beyond Director General Talking Points at Wilton Park: The Chemical Weapons Convention: Third Review Conference and Beyond 17/10/2012 Details
DG Statement at the IUPAC Workshop: Trends in Science and Technology Relevant to the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) DG Statement at the IUPAC Workshop: Trends in Science and Technology Relevant to the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) 20/02/2012 Details
Note by the Director-General: Response to the Report of the Seventeenth Session of the Scientific Advisory Board Note by the Director-General: Response to the Report of the Seventeenth Session of the Scientific Advisory Board 09/02/2012 Details
Statement at Third International Workshop on Analysis of Chemical Warfare Agents to Mark the International Year of Chemistry Statement at Third International Workshop on Analysis of Chemical Warfare Agents to Mark the International Year of Chemistry 08/12/2011 Details
Opening Statement by the Director-General to the Conference of the States Parties at its Sixteenth Session Opening Statement by the Director-General to the Conference of the States Parties at its Sixteenth Session 28/11/2011 Details
Statement at the 66th Session of the UN General Assembly FC Statement Statement at the 66th Session of the UN General Assembly FC Statement 12/10/2011 Details
Address by Ambassador Ahmet Üzümcü,  Director–General. at the Closing Session of the Associate  Programme 2011 Address by Ambassador Ahmet Üzümcü, Director–General. at the Closing Session of the Associate Programme 2011 23/09/2011 Details
Speaking Notes: Annual NATO Conference on WMD Arms Control, Disarmament and Non-Proliferation Speaking Notes: Annual NATO Conference on WMD Arms Control, Disarmament and Non-Proliferation 16/06/2011 Details
Opening Statement by the Director-General to the Conference of the States Parties at Its Fifteenth Session Opening Statement by the Director-General to the Conference of the States Parties at Its Fifteenth Session 29/11/2010 Details
65th Session of the UN General Assembly - First Committee -- Statement 65th Session of the UN General Assembly - First Committee -- Statement 13/10/2010 Details
High-level Meeting on Revitalizing the Work of the Conference on Disarmament and Taking Forward Multilateral Disarmament Negotiations High-level Meeting on Revitalizing the Work of the Conference on Disarmament and Taking Forward Multilateral Disarmament Negotiations 24/09/2010 Details
OPCW Director-General’s Farewell Address to the Clingendael Institute OPCW Director-General’s Farewell Address to the Clingendael Institute 03/06/2010 Details
Opening Statement by the Director-General to the Conference of the States Parties at Its Fourteenth Session Opening Statement by the Director-General to the Conference of the States Parties at Its Fourteenth Session 30/11/2009 Details
International Meeting on Chemical Safety and Security International Meeting on Chemical Safety and Security Details
Thank You Letter From the Director-General Upon Winning the Nobel Peace Prize Thank You Letter From the Director-General Upon Winning the Nobel Peace Prize Details
Bologna University DG Statement Bologna University DG Statement Details
Opening statement at the Regional Meeting on Education in the Responsible Application of Knowledge of Dual-Use Chemicals Opening statement at the Regional Meeting on Education in the Responsible Application of Knowledge of Dual-Use Chemicals Details
Conference Remarks by the Director-General at the Foreign Ministry in Uruguay Conference Remarks by the Director-General at the Foreign Ministry in Uruguay Details