Second Session of the Conference of the States Parties (C-II)

Dates: 1 December – 5 December 1997

82 States Parties participated. Chairman Ambassador Simbarashe S. Mumbengegwi of Zimbabwe.

Agenda items included:

  • Appointment of External Auditor;
  • Proposed mechanism for updating the OPCW Central Analytical Database;
  • OPCW logo;
  • Requests for conversion of chemical weapons production facilities for purposes not prohibited under the Convention;
  • Reporting of aggregate national data for Schedule 2 and 3 chemicals;
  • Meaning of "production" as defined in Article II, subparagraph 12(a);
  • Terms of appointment of the Director-General;
  • Appointment of the liquidator of the Preparatory Commission for the OPCW;
  • Errors in the text of the Convention.

Reports, Agendas and Related Documents

      Document Symbol Title Date  
    C-II/6/Corr.1 Programme and Budget 1998 Corrigendum 15/01/1998
    C-II/2/Rev.2/Corr.1 Report of the Organisation on the Implementation of the Convention (29 April – 28 October 1997) Corrigendum 08/01/1998
    C-II/2/Rev.2 Report of the Organisation on the Implementation of the Convention (29 April – 28 October 1997) 05/12/1997
    C-II/5 Committee of the Whole First Report 05/12/1997
    C-II/6 Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons Programme and Budget 1998 05/12/1997
    C-II/8 Report of the Second Session of the Conference of the States Parties 05/12/1997
    C-II/7 Committee of the Whole Second Report 05/12/1997
    C-II/DG.12 Appointment of the Liquidator of the Preparatory Commission for the OPCW 04/12/1997
    C-II/4 Credentials of Representatives to the Second Session of the Conference of the States Parties 04/12/1997
    C-II/DG.11 Security Costs and Issues Associated with the Use by the OPCW of Facilities at the Netherlands Congress Centre 03/12/1997
    C-II/DG.10* Statement by the Director-General to the Conference of the States Parties at its Second Session 01/12/1997
    C-II/DG.9 Resignation of a Member of the Confidentiality Commission 28/11/1997
    C-II/DG.8/Add.1 Errors in the Text of the Convention Addendum 28/11/1997
    C-II/DG.1/Rev.1 Accreditation of Permanent Representatives, Representatives to the Conference of the States Parties, Representatives to the Executive Council and Related Matters 24/11/1997
    C-II/CC.1 Report of the First Meeting of the Commission for the Settlement of Disputes Related to Confidentiality to the Second Session of the Conference of the States Parties 20/11/1997
    C-II/DG.8 Errors in the Text of the Convention 11/11/1997
    C-II/3 Report of the Executive Council on the Performance of its Activities (13 May - 31 October 1997) 07/11/1997
    C-II/DG.7 Address by the President of the Russian Federation to the State Duma 29/10/1997
    C-II/1 Notification and Provisional Agenda of the Second Session of the Conference of the States Parties 08/09/1997
    C-II/DG.6 Executive Council Decision on a Proposed New Logo for the OPCW 08/09/1997
    C-II/DG.5/Rev.1 Report by the Director-General in Relation to Item 12(B) of the Provisional Agenda of the Fourth Session of the Executive Council 04/09/1997
    C-II/DG.4 Note by the Director-General 22/07/1997
    C-II/DG.2 An Invitation to Member States to Apply for Support for Participation in International Seminars, Symposia, Workshops, etc. 17/06/1997
    C-II/DG.3 Invitation to Member States to Apply for Support for the Improvement of Technical Competence at National Chemical Analytical Laboratories 17/06/1997

National Statements

      Document Symbol Title Date  
    C-II/NAT.7 Australia: Implementing CWC Obligations Relating to International Trade in Chemicals 26/11/1997

Decisions

      Document Symbol Title Date  
    C-II/DEC.10/Rev.1 Decision: Scientific Advisory Board 02/12/2004
    C-II/DEC.14/Corr.1 Decision: Operating Procedures of the Confidentiality Commission: Corrigendum 19/12/1997
    C-II/DEC.9 Decision: On Paragraph 26 of Part II of the Verification Annex of the Convention 05/12/1997
    C-II/DEC.4 Decision: Terms of Appointment of the Director-General 05/12/1997
    C-II/DEC.13 Decision: Scale of Assessments for 1998 05/12/1997
    C-II/DEC.8 Decision: Reporting of Aggregate National Data for Schedule 2 and 3 Chemicals 05/12/1997
    C-II/DEC.7 Decision: Low Concentrations in Relation to Plant Site Declarations 05/12/1997
    C-II/DEC.5 Decision: Reporting of Ricin Production 05/12/1997
    C-II/DEC.6 Decision: Meaning of “Production” as Defined in Article II, Subparagraph 12(A) 05/12/1997
    C-II/DEC.3 Decision: Procedure for Addressing Unresolved Issues during the Second Intersessional Period 05/12/1997
    C-II/DEC.15 Decision: Request by the United States of America for Conversion of Chemical Weapons Production Facility for Purposes Not Prohibited under the Convention 05/12/1997
    C-II/DEC.16 Decision: Request from the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland for Conversion of Chemical Weapons Production Facility for Purposes Not Prohibited under the Convention 05/12/1997
    C-II/DEC.17* Decision: Programme and Budget for 1998 and Working Capital Fund 05/12/1997
    C-II/DEC.14 Decision: Operating Procedures of the Confidentiality Commission 05/12/1997
    C-II/DEC.11 Decision: Recommendation on Ensuring the Universality of the Convention 05/12/1997
    C-II/DEC.12 Decision: Scale of Assessments for 1997 05/12/1997
    C-II/DEC.1 Decision: Attendance of Non-Signatory States at the Second Session of the Conference of the States Parties 03/12/1997
    C-II/DEC.2 Decision: Attendance at the Second Session of the Conference by International Organisations, Specialised Agencies, Other International Bodies and Non-Governmental Organisations and Status of Non-Governmental Organisations 01/12/1997