Our Work

OPCW's motto: 'Working together for a world free of chemical weapons'.
OPCW's motto: 'Working together for a world free of chemical weapons'.

The OPCW is an independent, autonomous international organisation with a working relationship with the United Nations. The main function of the Organisation is to ensure the implementations of the provisions established in the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC). In this section you can find the different working areas of the Organisation.

 

 

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Demilitarisation
Elimination of the chemical weapons stockpiles and chemical weapons production facilities subject to the verification measures established in the Convention.
Non-proliferation
Non-proliferation of Chemical Weapons, through the application of verification and implementation measures.
Assistance & Protection
Assistance and Protection against Chemical Weapons, their use, or threat of use, in accordance with the Convention.
International Cooperation
The OPCW's international cooperation programmes focus on capacity building for the peaceful applications of the chemistry.
Universality
Promoting the Universality of the Convention and the Benefits of becoming a Member State.
National Implementation
Support to States Parties in implementing national requirements of the Convention.