News related to Chemical Demilitarisation

Libya Completes Destruction of Its Bulk Sulfur Mustard Stockpile

Libya has completed the destruction of sulfur mustard agent that was stored in bulk in transportation containers at the depot in Ruwagha, bringing the total amount of Category 1 chemical weapons destroyed by Libya to 22.3 metric...06 May 2013Full story

U.S. Acting Under Secretary Gottemoeller Visits the OPCW

The United States Acting Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security, Rose Gottemoeller, visited the OPCW headquarters in The Hague today where she delivered an address on “Arms Control in the Information...06 September 2012Full story

European Union Continues Support for the OPCW

The European Union is contributing more than €2 million to fund OPCW disarmament and assistance activities for the period from June 2012 to June 2014. It is the fifth consecutive time since 2004 that the EU Council has adopted a...16 July 2012Full story

OPCW Inspects 1000th OCPF Plant Site

OPCW inspectors have now inspected 1,000 different sites around the world of “Other Chemical Production Facilities” (OCPFs) as they are classed under Article VI of the Chemical Weapons Convention. The 1000th site inspection was...15 March 2012Full story

Director-General Ahmet Üzümcü with United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

OPCW Director-General Meets UN Secretary-General

Director-General Ahmet Üzümcü met United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on 29 February 2012 at the UN Secretariat in New York. Their discussion focused on recent developments in Libya and Syria as they concern the OPCW and...01 March 2012Full story

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