Assistance & Protection against Chemical Weapons

First OPCW Exercise on Delivery of Assistance (ASSISTEX 1) held from 10- 14 September 2002 in Zadar, Croatia
First OPCW Exercise on Delivery of Assistance (ASSISTEX 1) held from 10- 14 September 2002 in Zadar, Croatia

All Member States have pledged to provide assistance and protection to fellow Member States threatened by the use of chemical weapons or attacked with chemical weapons.

Resources from a Voluntary Fund for Assistance, as well as individual offers of equipment and trained personnel, are available, should the need arise to swiftly dispatch assistance and expertise. A network of protection experts consults regularly on the means to improve the ability of Member States to respond to the use of chemical weapons and to protect civilian populations.

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Assistance against Chemical Weapons
Assuring Member States' security in case of the use or threat of use of Chemical Weapons.
Protection against Chemical Weapons
Improving Member States' protective capacities against chemical weapons.
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