OPCW Member States

Flags lobby inside the OPCW headquarters building.
Flags lobby inside the OPCW headquarters building.

The OPCW Member States represent about 98% of the global population and landmass, as well as 98% of the worldwide chemical industry.

Select a Member State below to know the dates on which it signed the Convention and/or deposited its instruments of ratification, accession, acceptance or succession with the Depositary, and on which the Convention entered or will enter into force for it. In addition, it appears its Permanent Representation to the OPCW.

A:   Afghanistan   Albania   Algeria   Andorra   Antigua and Barbuda   Argentina   Armenia   Australia   Austria   Azerbaijan

B:   Bahamas   Bahrain   Bangladesh   Barbados   Belarus   Belgium   Belize   Benin   Bhutan   Bolivia   Bosnia and Herzegovina   Botswana   Brazil   Brunei   Bulgaria   Burkina Faso   Burundi

C:   Cabo Verde  Cambodia   Cameroon   Canada   Central African Republic   Chad   Chile   China   Colombia   Comoros   Congo   Congo-Brazzaville   Cook Islands   Costa Rica   Côte d’Ivoire   Croatia   Cuba   Cyprus   Czech Republic

D:   Denmark   Djibouti   Dominica   Dominican Republic

E:   Ecuador   El Salvador   Equatorial Guinea   Eritrea   Estonia   Ethiopia

F:   Fiji   Finland   Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia   France

G:   Gabon   Gambia   Georgia   Germany   Ghana   Greece   Grenada   Guatemala   Guinea   Guinea-Bissau   Guyana

H:   Haiti   Holy See   Honduras   Hungary

I:   Iceland   India   Indonesia   Iran   Iraq   Ireland   Italy

J:   Jamaica   Japan   Jordan

K:   Kazakhstan   Kenya   Kiribati   Kuwait   Kyrgyzstan

L:   Laos   Latvia   Lebanon   Lesotho   Liberia   Libya   Liechtenstein   Lithuania   Luxembourg

M:   Madagascar   Malawi   Malaysia   Maldives   Mali   Malta   Marshall Islands   Mauritania   Mauritius  Mexico   Micronesia   Moldova   Monaco   Mongolia   Montenegro   Morocco   Mozambique    Myanmar

N:   Namibia   Nauru   Nepal   Netherlands   New Zealand   Nicaragua   Niger   Nigeria   Niue   Norway

O:   Oman

P:   Pakistan   Palau   Panama   Papua New Guinea   Paraguay   Peru   Philippines   Poland   Portugal

Q:   Qatar

R:   Republic of Korea   Romania   Russia   Rwanda

S:   Saint Kitts and Nevis   Saint Lucia   Saint Vincent and the Grenadines   Samoa   San Marino   São Tomé e Príncipe   Saudi Arabia   Senegal   Serbia   Seychelles   Sierra Leone   Singapore   Slovakia   Slovenia   Solomon Islands   Somalia   South Africa   Spain   Sri Lanka   Sudan   Suriname   Swaziland   Sweden   Switzerland   Syria

T:   Tajikistan   Tanzania   Thailand   Timor-Leste   Togo   Tonga   Trinidad and Tobago   Tunisia   Turkey   Turkmenistan   Tuvalu

U:   Uganda   Ukraine   United Arab Emirates   United Kingdom   United States of America   Uruguay   Uzbekistan

V:   Vanuatu   Venezuela   Viet Nam

Y:   Yemen

Z:   Zambia   Zimbabwe

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Participation

OPCW is the fastest growing international disarmament organisation in history. The United Nations has called upon all States to join the CWC and to rid the world of the threat chemical weapons pose to international security.

See the evolution of the Status of Participation in the Convention.