Documents from the Eighty-Fifth Session of the Executive Council

Please find below documents from the Eighty-Fifth Session of the Executive Council, which was held from 11 - 14 July 2017. Documents will be added as they become available.

All documents are in PDF.

Appointment of the Director-General

On 13 July 2017, the candidates for the position of Director-General of the Technical Secretariat of the OPCW made their presentations to the Eighty-Fifth Session of the Executive Council. Each presentation was followed by a question-and-answer session. Below, are official-series documents containing candidates nominations with their CVs attached, their presentations, and video files listed in the order of presentations and Q&A sessions made at the mentioned session of the Council.

Spain
H.E. Ambassador Fernando Arias:
Nomination of Candidacy and C.V. [EC-85/1] | Presentation: English or French or Spanish | Video: Floor or English

Iraq
H.E. Ambassador Saywan Sabir Barzani:
Nomination of Candidacy and C.V. [EC-85/10] | Presentation: English | Video: Floor or English

Hungary
H.E. Ambassador Tibor Tóth:
Nomination of Candidacy and C.V. [EC-85/4] | Presentation: English | Video: Floor or English

Denmark
H.E. Ambassador Jesper Vahr:
Nomination of Candidacy and C.V. [EC-85/3] | Presentation: English | Video: Floor or English

Burkina Faso
Professor Abdouraman Bary:
Nomination of Candidacy and C.V. [EC-85/6] | Presentation: English | Video: Floor or English

Republic of Korea
Mr Kim Won-soo: Nomination of Candidacy and C.V. [EC-85/2] | Presentation: English | Video: Floor or English

Lithuania
H.E. Ambassador Vaidotas Verba:
Nomination of Candidacy and C.V. [EC-85/7] | Presentation: English | Video: Floor or English

Executive Council

      Document Symbol Title Date  
    EC-85/17 Draft Report of the OPCW on the Implementation of the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and on Their Destruction in 2016 12/07/2017
    EC-85/8/Rev.2 Provisional Agenda of the Eighty-Fifth Session of the Executive Council 06/07/2017
    EC-85/13 Chairperson’s Summary of the Informal Consultations on the 2016 Verification Implementation Report Held on 22 June 2017 06/07/2017
    EC-85/10 Nomination by Iraq of a Candidate for Appointment to the Position of Director-General 08/06/2017
    EC-85/6 Nomination by Burkina Faso of a Candidate for Appointment to the Position of Director-General 31/05/2017
    EC-85/7 Nomination by Lithuania of a Candidate for Appointment to the Position of Director-General 31/05/2017
    EC-85/4 Nomination by Hungary of a Candidate for Appointment to the Position of Director-General 04/05/2017
    EC-85/3 Nomination by Denmark of a Candidate for Appointment to the Position of Director-General 04/05/2017
    EC-85/2 Nomination by the Republic of Korea of a Candidate for Appointment to the Position of Director-General 02/05/2017
    EC-85/1 Nomination by Spain of a Candidate for the Appointment to the Position of Director-General 31/03/2017

Conference Room Papers

      Document Symbol Title Date  
    EC-85/CRP.1 Draft Report of the OPCW on the Implementation of the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and on Their Destruction in 2016 03/05/2017

Information Series

      Document Symbol Title Date  
    EC-85/INF.2/Rev.1 Annotated Provisional Agenda for the Eighty-Fifth Session of the Executive Council 11 - 14 July 2017 07/07/2017
    EC-85/INF.3/Rev.1 Tentative Programme of Work for the Eighty-Fifth Session of the Executive Council, 11-14 July 2017 06/07/2017

Decisions

      Document Symbol Title Date  
    EC-85/DEC.9 Decision: Lists of New Validated Data of Scheduled Chemicals for Inclusion in the OPCW Central Analytical Database 14/07/2017
    EC-85/DEC.8 Decision: Agreement Between the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons and the Government of Romania on the Privileges and Immunities of the OPCW 13/07/2017
    EC-85/DEC.7 Decision: Amendments to the OPCW Media and Public Affairs Policy 12/07/2017
    EC-85/DEC.1 Decision: Amendments to the Facility Agreement with Serbia Regarding On-Site Inspections for a Schedule 1 Protective Purposes Facility 12/07/2017

National Papers

      Document Symbol Title Date  
    EC-85/NAT.12 Cuba: Open-Ended Working Group on Future Priorities of the OPCW under Agenda Item 18 13/07/2017
    NA Switzerland: Statement at the Eighty-Fifth Executive Council 12/07/2017
    NA Vietnam: Statement at the Eighty-Fifth Executive Council 12/07/2017
    EC-85/NAT.13 Cuba: Proposals for the Workshop on Article XI under Agenda Item 6(l) 12/07/2017
    EC-85/NAT.20 Iran: Statement by H.E. Ambassador Dr Alireza Jahangiri Permanent Representative of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the OPCW at the Eighty-Fifth Session of the Executive Council 12/07/2017
    EC-85/NAT.23 United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland: Statement by the Delegation of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland at the Eighty-Fifth Session of the Executive Council under Agenda Item 6 (c) 12/07/2017
    NA Senegal: Statement at the Eighty-Fifth Executive Council 11/07/2017
    EC-85/NAT.8 Germany: Statement by H.E. Ambassador Christoph Israng Permanent Representative of the Federal Republic of Germany to the OPCW at the Eighty-Fifth Session of the Executive Council 11/07/2017
    EC-85/NAT.7 Estonia: Statement on behalf of the European Union delivered by H.E. Ambassador Peep Jahilo Permanent Representative of the Republic of Estonia to the OPCW at the Eighty-Fifth Session of the Executive Council 11/07/2017
    EC-85/NAT.9 Sweden: Statement by Dr Christer Ahlström, Director-General, Inspectorate of Strategic Products of Sweden to the OPCW at the Eighty-Fifth Session of the Executive Council 11/07/2017
    EC-85/NAT.16 Sweden: Statement by the Delegation of the Kingdom of Sweden at the Eighty-Fifth Session of the Executive Council under Agenda Item 6(g) 11/07/2017
    EC-85/NAT.17 Turkey: Statement by the Permanent Representation of Turkey to the OPCW at the Eighty-Fifth Session of the Executive Council 11/07/2017
    EC-85/NAT.18 Australia: Statement by H.E. Ambassador Brett Mason Permanent Representative of Australia to the OPCW at the Eighty-Fifth Session of the Executive Council 11/07/2017
    EC-85/NAT.19 Italy: Statement by H.E. Ambassador Andrea Perugini Permanent Representative of Italy to the OPCW at the Eighty-Fifth Session of the Executive Council 11/07/2017
    EC-85/NAT.22 South Africa: Statement on behalf of the African Group of States Parties to the Chemical Weapons Convention delivered by H.E. Ambassador Vusi Bruce Koloane, Acting Coordinator and Permanent Representative of the Republic of South Africa to the OPCW 11/07/2017
    EC-85/NAT.21 Brazil: Statement by Ambassador Regina Maria Cordeiro Dunlop, Permanent Representative of Brazil to the OPCW at the Eighty-Fifth Session of the Executive Council 11/07/2017
    EC-85/NAT.11 Indonesia: Statement by the Delegation of the Republic of Indonesia to the OPCW at the Eighty-Fifth Session of the Executive Council 11/07/2017
    NA Venezuela: Statement on behalf of the Non-Aligned Movement and China, delivered by H.E. Haifa Aissami Madah, Permanent Representative of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela to the OPCW at the Eighty-Fifth Session of the Executive Council 11/07/2017
    NA Pakistan: Statement at the Eighty-Fifth Executive Council 11/07/2017
    EC-85/NAT.15 Canada: Statement by H.E. Ambassador Sabine Nölke Permanent Representative of Canada to the OPCW at the Eighty-Fifth Session of the Executive Council 11/07/2017
    NA Japan: Statement at the Eighty-Fifth Executive Council 11/07/2017
    EC-85/NAT.10 United States of America: Statement by H.E. Ambassador Kenneth D. Ward Permanent Representative of the United States of America to the OPCW at the Eighty-Fifth Session of the Executive Council 11/07/2017
    EC-85/NAT.14 United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland: Statement by the Delegation of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland the Eighty-Fifth Session of the Executive Council 11/07/2017
    NA Bangladesh: Statement Statement at the Eighty-Fifth Executive Council 11/07/2017
    NA Sudan: Statement at the Eighty-Fifth Executive Council 11/07/2017
    NA India: Statement at the Eighty-Fifth Executive Council 11/07/2017
    EC-85/NAT.3 United States of America: Report to the Eighty-Second Session of the Executive Council on Progress Achieved Towards Complete Destruction (31 May 2017) 22/06/2017
    EC-85/NAT.2 Panama: Concept Plan for the Destruction of Eight Old Chemical Weapons 16/06/2017
    EC-85/NAT.4 Libya: Report to the Executive Council at its Eighty-Fifth Session on the Progress Achieved Towards the Complete Destruction of the Remaining Chemical Weapons Stockpile (31 May 2017) 15/06/2017
    EC-85/NAT.1 Russian Federation: Comment by the Information and Press Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation on the Syrian “Chemical Dossier” 30/05/2017

Notes by the Director-General

      Document Symbol Title Date  
    EC-85/DG.28* Opening Statement by the Director-General to the Executive Council at its Eighty-Fifth Session 11/07/2017
    EC-85/DG.27 Comments and Views Received on the 2016 Verification Implementation Report 06/07/2017
    EC-85/DG.24 Comments on the Report of the Advisory Body on Administrative and Financial Matters at its Forty-Second Session 04/07/2017
    EC-85/DG.21 Progress in the Elimination of the Syrian Chemical Weapons Programme 23/06/2017
    EC-85/DG.20 Status of the Implementation of the Plan for the Destruction of Libya's Remaining Category 2 Chemical Weapons Outside the Territory of Libya 23/06/2017
    EC-85/DG.19 Report by the Director-General: Credentials of Representatives of the Members of the Executive Council 22/06/2017
    EC-85/8/Rev.1 Provisional Agenda of the Eighty-Fifth Session of the Executive Council 20/06/2017
    EC-85/DG.17 Status Report on the Timely Submission by States Parties of Declarations Under Article VI of the Chemical Weapons Convention for the Period from 1 January to 31 May 2017 16/06/2017
    EC-85/DG.18 Report on the Status of Implementation of the Enterprise Resource Planning System 16/06/2017
    EC-85/DG.16 First Inspections at the Barzah and Jamrayah Syrian Scientific Studies and Research Centre Facilities in the Syrian Arab Republic in Accordance with Decision EC-83/DEC.5 (dated 11 November 2016) 02/06/2017
    EC-85/DG.8/Corr.1 The Impact of the Developments in Science and Technology in the Context of the Chemical Weapons Convention - Corrigendum 31/05/2017
    EC-85/DG.14 Lists of New Validated Data of Scheduled Chemicals for Approval by the Executive Council for Inclusion in the OPCW Central Analytical Database 31/05/2017
    EC-85/DG.13 Update on the Technical Secretariat’s Readiness to Conduct a Challenge Inspection or an Investigation of Alleged Use 31/05/2017
    EC-85/DG.12 Implementation in 2016 of the Recommendations Contained in the 2015 Annual Report of the Office of Internal Oversight 26/05/2017
    EC-85/DG.10 C-22/DG.4 Annual Report of the Office of Internal Oversight for the Period from 1 January 2016 to 31 December 2016 24/05/2017
    EC-85/DG.11 Progress in the Elimination of the Syrian Chemical Weapons Programme 24/05/2017
    EC-85/DG.9 Status of the Implementation of the Plan for the Destruction of Libya's Remaining Category 2 Chemical Weapons Outside the Territory of Libya 24/05/2017
    EC-85/DG.8 The Impact of the Developments in Science and Technology in the Context of the Chemical Weapons Convention 19/05/2017
    EC-85/DG.4 Status of the Implementation of the Plan for the Destruction of Libya's Remaining Category 2 Chemical Weapons Outside the Territory of Libya 24/04/2017
    EC-85/DG.5 Progress in the Elimination of the Syrian Chemical Weapons Programme 24/04/2017
    EC-85/DG.3 Report on the Results of the Implementation of Policy Guidelines for Determining the Number of Article VI Inspections 10/04/2017
    EC-85/DG.2 Progress in the Elimination of the Syrian Chemical Weapons Programme 23/03/2017

Notes from the Technical Secretariat

      Document Symbol Title Date  
    EC-85/S/6 Nomination for Membership of the Advisory Body on Administrative and Financial Matters 11/07/2017
    EC-85/S/5 Nomination for Membership of the Advisory Body on Administrative and Financial Matters 10/07/2017
    EC-85/S/1 Amendments, Modifications and Updates to the Facility Agreement with Serbia for a Schedule 1 Protective Purposes Facility 19/05/2017

Working Papers

      Document Symbol Title Date  
    EC-85/WP.2 Report by H.E. Ms María Teresa Infante Acting Facilitator of the Open-Ended Working Group on Terrorism to the Executive Council at its Eighty-Fifth Session 13/07/2017
    EC-85/WP.3 Report by the Vice-Chairperson on Chemical Weapons Issues Ambassador Roman Bužek of Slovakia under Agenda Item 2 11/07/2017
    EC-85/WP.1 Report by H.E. Ambassador María Teresa Infante, Facilitator of the Sub-Working Group on Non-State Actors of the Open-Ended Working Group on Terrorism - Summary of Intersessional Work 23/06/2017