Ninth Session of the Conference of the States Parties (C-9)

29 November – 3 December 2004

Chairperson: Mr Krzysztof Paturej of Poland. 120 States Parties participated.

Agenda items included:

  • progress report on the implementation of the plan of action regarding the implementation of Article VII obligations;
  • inclusion of an additional item on the list of approved equipment;
  • understanding of the concept of “captive use”;
  • extension of deadlines for the destruction of Category 1 chemical weapons stockpiles;
  • a request for conversion of chemical weapons production facilities for purposes not prohibited under the Convention.

Reports, Agendas and Related Documents

      Document Symbol Title Date  
    C-9/4/Rev.1 Report of the Credentials Committee on the Credentials of Representatives to the Ninth Session of the Conference of the States Parties 02/12/2004
    C-9/6 Report of the Ninth Session of the Conference of the States Parties 02/12/2004
    C-9/S/1 Medium-Term Plan for the Period from 2005 to 2007 02/12/2004
    C-9/5 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 2003 30/11/2004
    C-9/DG.8 Opening Statement by the Director-General to the Conference of the States Parties at its Ninth Session 29/11/2004
    C-9/DG.8/Corr.1 Opening Statement by the Director-General to the Conference of the States Parties at its Ninth Session - Corrigendum 29/11/2004
    C-9/3 Report of the Executive Council on the Performance of its Activities in the Period from 28 June 2003 to 2 July 2004 12/10/2004
    C-9/DG.1 Timing of the Ninth Session of the Conference of the States Parties 16/01/2004

National Statements

      Document Symbol Title Date  
    C-9/NAT.4 Statement by Nicaragua on Behalf of the Latin American and Caribbean Group (GRULAC) on Item 15 of the Agenda of the Ninth Session of the Conference of the States Parties 02/12/2004
    C-9/NAT.3 Statement by Nicaragua on Behalf of the Latin American and Caribbean Group (GRULAC) on Item 14 of the Agenda of the Ninth Session of the Conference of the States Parties, on the Matter of the Programme and Budget for 2005 02/12/2004
    C-9/NAT.2 Note by the Kingdom of the Netherlands on Behalf of the European Union: Joint Action on Support For OPCW Activities in the Framework of the EU Strategy Against Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction 29/11/2004

Decisions

      Document Symbol Title Date  
    C-9/DEC.14 Decision: Programme and Budget of the OPCW for 2005 02/12/2004
    C-9/DEC.11 Decision: Amendments to the Financial Regulations of the OPCW 02/12/2004
    C-9/DEC.12 Decision: The Working Capital Fund and Late Receipt of Article IV and V Income 02/12/2004
    C-9/DEC.16 Decision: Amendments to the Operating Procedures of the Confidentiality Commission 02/12/2004
    C-9/DEC.15 Decision: Scale of Assessments for 2005 02/12/2004
    C-9/DEC.9 Decision: Request by the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya to Use the Chemical Weapons Production Facilities Rabta Pharmaceutical Factory 1 and Rabta Pharmaceutical Factory 2 (Phase II) in Rabta for Purposes Not Prohibited Under the CWC 30/11/2004
    C-9/DEC.8 Decision: Request by Albania for Extensions of the Intermediate Deadlines for the Destruction of its Category 1 Chemical Weapons Stockpiles 30/11/2004
    C-9/DEC.7 Decision: Request by the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya for Extensions of the Intermediate Deadlines for the Destruction of its Category 1 Chemical Weapons Stockpiles 30/11/2004
    C-9/DEC.6 Decision: Understanding of the Concept of “Captive Use” in Connection with Declarations of Production and Consumption under Parts VII and VIII of the Verification Annex to the Chemical Weapons Convention 30/11/2004
    C-9/DEC.10 Decision: Submission of Information Regarding National Programmes Related to Protective Purposes, Pursuant to Article X, Paragraph 4 of the Convention 30/11/2004
    C-9/DEC.5 Decision Item Recommended For Inclusion on the List of Approved Equipment 30/11/2004
    C-9/DEC.4 Decision: Further Action under the Plan of Action Regarding the Implementation of Article VII Obligations 30/11/2004
    C-9/DEC.10 Decision: Submission of Information Regarding National Programmes Related to Protective Purposes, Pursuant to Article X, Paragraph 4 of the Convention 30/11/2004
    C-9/DEC.1 Decision: Attendance by Non-Signatory States at the Ninth Session of the Conference of the States Parties 29/11/2004
    C-9/DEC.2 Decision: Attendance by International Organisations, Specialised Agencies, and Other International Bodies at the Ninth Session of the Conference of the States Parties 29/11/2004
    C-9/DEC.3 Decision: Attendance by Non-Governmental Organisations at the Ninth Conference of the States Parties 29/11/2004