Universal adherence to the Chemical Weapons Convention

Adherence to the Chemical Weapons Convention demonstrates a state's commitment to disarmament and international co-operation, and helps to reinforce its position in the mainstream of international politics. It builds confidence and transparency in security-related policies at regional and international levels. By embracing international norms of behaviour, the States Parties create a conducive atmosphere for bilateral and multilateral co-operation and interaction in the field of disarmament and security.

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Opening Statement by the Director-General to the Executive Council at its Fifty-fifth Session

The year has started very positively for the OPCW, with two new States Parties having joined the Chemical Weapons Convention. This brings the number of States Parties to this very successful Convention to 186. We had all greeted...20 February 2009Full story

Iraq Designates National Authority For The Chemical Weapons Convention

In compliance with its obligations under the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC), the Republic of Iraq has informed the OPCW that it has established the Iraqi National Monitoring Directorate, which will assume the functions of its...16 February 2009Full story

Iraq Joins the Chemical Weapons Convention

The government of Iraq has deposited its instrument of accession to the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) with the Secretary General of the United Nations and within 30 days, on 12 February 2009, will become the 186th State Party...14 January 2009Full story

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