OPCW Mission Statement

The mission of the OPCW is to implement the provisions of the Chemical Weapons Convention in order to achieve the our vision for a world that is free of chemical weapons and of the threat of their use, and in which cooperation in chemistry for peaceful purposes for all is fostered.

The Secretariat proposes policies for the implementation of the CWC to the Member States of the OPCW, and develops and delivers programmes with and for them. These programmes have four broad aims:

Two fundamental principles underline our approach. The first is the centrality of the CWC’s multilateral character. The second is the equal application of the provisions of the CWC to all States Parties.

We do this with integrity, in an efficient, competent and cost-effective manner, and in a healthy working environment. Our work is guided and supported by the internal vision of our Organisation.