Third Session of the Conference of the States Parties (C-III)

Dates: 16 November – 20 November 1998

 96 States Parties participated. Chairman Ambassador Young-shik Song of the Republic of Korea.

Agenda items included:

  • End-use certificates for transfers of Schedule 2 and 3 chemicals to States not party to the Convention;
  • Model facility agreement for Schedule 1 facilities;
  • Model facility agreement for Schedule 2 plant sites;
  • Draft agreements on privileges and immunities of the OPCW;
  • Costs of verification under Articles IV and V;
  • Draft relationship agreement with the United Nations.

Reports, Agendas and Related Documents

      Document Symbol Title Date  
    C-III/DG.13/Corr.1 Certain Issues Relating to the Draft Models for Facility Agreements for Schedule 1 Facilities and Schedule 2 Plant Sites Submitted to the Conference for its Consideration and Approval - Corrigendum 06/01/1999
    C-III/4 Report of the Third Session of the Conference of the States Parties 20/11/1998
    C-III/3 Report of the Organisation on the Implementation of the Convention (29 April - 31 December 1997) 20/11/1998
    C-III/CC.1/Corr.1 Report of the Second Meeting of the Commission for the Settlement of Disputes Related to Confidentiality to the Third Session of the Conference of the States Parties - Corrigendum 20/11/1998
    C-III/4/Corr.1 Report of the Third Session of the Conference of the States Parties - Corrigendum 20/11/1998
    C-III/DG.13 Certain Issues Relating to the Draft Models for Facility Agreements for Schedule 1 Facilities and Schedule 2 Plant Sites Submitted to the Conference for its Consideration and Approval 19/11/1998
    C-III/2 Credentials of Representatives to the Third Session of the Conference of the States Parties 19/11/1998
    C-III/DG.11/Corr.1 Status of Initial Declarations and Notifications - Corrigendum 19/11/1998
    C-III/DG.1/Rev.1 Compliance with Article VII: Legislation, Cooperation and Legal Assistance 17/11/1998
    C-III/DG.12 Statement by the Director-General to the Conference of the States Parties at its Third Session 16/11/1998
    C-III/DG.11 Status of Initial Declarations and Notifications 13/11/1998
    C-III/DG.6/Corr.1 Report of the First Session of the Scientific Advisory Board - Corrigendum 08/10/1998
    C-III/DG.7/Rev.1 List of New Inspection Equipment and Revised Specifications for Approved Inspection Equipment 08/10/1998
    C-III/DG.6 Report of the First Session of the Scientific Advisory Board 06/10/1998
    C-III/1* Provisional Agenda for the Third Session of the Conference of the States Parties 16/09/1998
    C-III/CC.1 Report of the Second Meeting of the Commission for the Settlement of Disputes Related to Confidentiality to the Third Session of the Conference of the States Parties 16/09/1998
    C-III/DG.2 Notification of the Third Session of the Conference of the States Parties 31/07/1998
    C-III/DG.3 Draft OPCW Staff Regulations 31/07/1998

National Statements

      Document Symbol Title Date  
    C-III/NAT.2 Sweden: Regional Seminar to Promote and Facilitate Ratification and Implementation of the Chemical Weapons Convention in Stockholm, Sweden, 15 – 16 April 1998 28/05/1998

Decisions

      Document Symbol Title Date  
    C-III/DEC.10/Rev.2 Decision: Operating Procedures of the Confidentiality Commission 04/12/2013
    C-III/DEC.16 Decision: Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons Programme and Budget 1999 23/11/1998
    C-III/DEC.16-Annex Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons Programme and Budget 1999 - Annex 23/11/1998
    C-III/DEC.9 Decision: Recommendation on Ensuring the Universality of the Convention 20/11/1998
    C-III/DEC.11 Decision: Procedure for Addressing Unresolved Issues During the Third Intersessional Period 20/11/1998
    C-III/DEC.12 Decision: All Aspects of the Issue of Chemical Weapons Buried by A State Party on its Territory After 1976 or Dumped at Sea After 1984, Including a Possible Challenge Inspection, and its Implications for the Technical Secretariat's Responsibilities 20/11/1998
    C-III/DEC.13 Decision: Understanding of What is Considered a Chemical Weapon, In Particular in Relation to Article II, Subparagraphs 1(B) And 1(C) (On The Basis of the Comments Provided in Relation to Section D of the Draft Declaration Handbook) 20/11/1998
    C-III/DEC.14 Decision: Model Facility Agreement for Schedule 1 Facilities 20/11/1998
    C-III/DEC.15 Decision: Model Facility Agreement for Schedule 2 Plant Sites 20/11/1998
    C-III/DEC.17 Decision: Scale of Assessments for 1999 20/11/1998
    C-III/DEC.5 Decision: Meaning of “Production By Synthesis” in Part IX of the Verification Annex 19/11/1998
    C-III/DEC.8 Decision: Costs of Verification under Articles IV and V 17/11/1998
    C-III/DEC.7 Decision: End-Use Certificates for Transfers of Schedule 2 and 3 Chemicals to States Not Party to the Convention in Accordance with Paragraph 32 of Part VII And Paragraph 26 of Part VIII of the Verification Annex 17/11/1998
    C-III/DEC.6 Decision: Paragraph 32 of Part VII and Paragraph 26 of Part VIII of the Verification Annex of the Convention 17/11/1998
    C-III/DEC.4 Decision: Agreements with States Parties on the Privileges and Immunities of the OPCW (Denmark and Ghana) 17/11/1998
    C-III/DEC.3 Decision: Attendance by Non-Governmental Organisations and Industry Representatives at the Third Conference of the States Parties 16/11/1998
    C-III/DEC.2 Decision: Attendance by Non-Signatory States at the Third Session of the Conference of the States Parties 16/11/1998
    C-III/DEC.1 Decision: Attendance by International Organisations at the Third Session of the Conference of the States Parties 28/10/1998