Eighth Session of the Conference of the States Parties (C-8)

Dates: 20 October – 24 October 2003

Chairperson: Ambassador Noor Farida Ariffin of Malaysia. 117 States Parties participated.

Major decisions:

  • plan of action regarding the implementation of Article VII obligations, with the objective of fostering the full and effective implementation of the Convention by all States Parties.

Reports, Agendas amd Related Documents

      Document Symbol Title Date  
    C-8/4/Rev.1 Report of the Credentials Committee on the Credentials of Representatives to the Eighth Session of the Conference of the States Parties 14/11/2003
    C-8/7 Report of the Eighth Session of the Conference of the States Parties 24/10/2003
    C-8/DG.5/Add.1* Report on National Implementation Measures: Addendum 23/10/2003
    C-8/5 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 2002 22/10/2003
    C-8/DG.7 Opening Statement by the Director-General to the Conference of the States Parties at its Eighth Session 20/10/2003
    C-8/6 Message from the Secretary-General of the United Nations to the Eighth Session of the Conference of the States Parties to the Chemical Weapons Convention 20/10/2003
    C-8/3 Report of the Executive Council on the Performance of its Activities (17 July 2002 – 27 June 2003) 23/09/2003
    C-8/DG.5 Report on National Implementation Measures 18/09/2003
    C-8/DG.4 Report on the Implementation of the Recommendation of the Conference of the States Parties at its Seventh Session on Ensuring the Universality of the Chemical Weapons Convention 01/08/2003
    C-8/2 Provisional Agenda of the Eighth Session of the Conference of the States Parties 29/07/2003

National Statements

      Document Symbol Title Date  
    C-8/NAT.1 Islamic Republic of Iran: Peaceful Transfer through Transparency 06/10/2003

Decisions

      Document Symbol Title Date  
    C-8/DEC.16 Decision: Plan of Action Regarding the Implementation of Article VII Obligations 24/10/2003
    C-8/DEC.20 Decision: Scale of Assessments for 2004 24/10/2003
    C-8/DEC.19 Decision: Withholding of the Distribution of the 2001 Cash Surplus 24/10/2003
    C-8/DEC.13 Decision: Extension of the Intermediate and Final Deadlines for the Destruction by the Russian Federation of its Category 1 Chemical Weapons 24/10/2003
    C-8/DEC.14 Decision: Request by a State Party for an Extension of the Intermediate Phase 3 Deadline for the Destruction of its Category 1 Chemical Weapons Stockpiles 24/10/2003
    C-8/DEC.15 Decision: Extension of the Intermediate and Final Deadlines for the Destruction by the United States of America of its Category 1 Chemical Weapons 24/10/2003
    C-8/DEC.18 Decision: Late Receipt of Articles IV and V Income 24/10/2003
    C-8/DEC.17 Decision: Programme and Budget and Working Capital Fund 24/10/2003
    C-8/DEC.9 Decision: Agreement between the Republic of Burundi and the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons on the Privileges and Immunities of the OPCW 23/10/2003
    C-8/DEC.8 Decision: Agreement between Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons on the Privileges and Immunities of the OPCW 23/10/2003
    C-8/DEC.5 Decision: Attendance by Non-Signatory States at the Eighth Session of the Conference of the States Parties 23/10/2003
    C-8/DEC.7 Decision: Understandings Regarding Declarations under Article VI and Part VII and Part VIII of the Verification Annex to the Chemical Weapons Convention 23/10/2003
    C-8/DEC.12 Decision: Privileges and Immunities Agreements between the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons and States Parties 23/10/2003
    C-8/DEC.11 Decision: Agreement between the Slovak Republic and the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons on the Privileges and Immunities of the OPCW 23/10/2003
    C-8/DEC.10 Decision: Agreement between the Republic of Cyprus and the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons on the Privileges and Immunities of the OPCW 23/10/2003
    C-8/DEC.6 Decision: Voting Rights of a Member State 23/10/2003
    C-8/DEC.3 Decision: Procedures for Revising the Technical Specifications for Approved Equipment 22/10/2003
    C-8/DEC.4 Decision: Amendments to the Financial Regulations of the OPCW 22/10/2003
    C-8/DEC.2 Decision: Attendance by Non-Governmental Organisations and Industry Representatives at the Eighth Session of the Conference of the States Parties 20/10/2003
    C-8/DEC.1 Decision: Attendance by International Organisations, Specialised Agencies, and Other International Bodies at the Eighth Session of the Conference of the States Parties 20/10/2003