News Releases - Deputy Director-General

OPCW’s Twenty Years of Experience Hold Salient Lessons for Future

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — 11 April 2017 — Recounting two decades of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons’ (OPCW) achievements, the Organisation’s Deputy Director-General, Mr Hamid Ali Rao, drew a clear vision...13 April 2017Full story

A New OPCW Report Brings Chemical Safety and Security Best Practices to your Fingertips

States Parties received help in creating robust safety and security management systems as the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) released invaluable resources on ‘Needs and Best Practices on Chemical...13 December 2016Full story

OPCW Deputy Director-General Briefs States Parties, Based outside The Hague, on Preparations for the Twenty-First Session of the Conference of States Parties

“The support of our States Parties remains as important as ever to the success of our mission,” Deputy Director-General, Ambassador Hamid Ali Rao, said during a briefing for Permanent Representatives of States Parties to the...10 November 2016Full story

OPCW Deputy Director General Calls for Holistic Approach to Global Chemical Security

“Preventing the re-emergence of chemical weapons is a far broader challenge than has traditionally been associated with non-proliferation. (…) To make our disarmament gains permanent, and to invest in practical ways in preventing...05 September 2016Full story

OPCW Deputy Director-General Visits China

The Deputy Director-General of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), Mr Hamid Ali Rao, together with Mr Yang Li, Deputy Director-General of the Arms Control Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of...17 June 2016Full story

OPCW Deputy Director General says chemical safety and security is good for business at global summit in Poland

OPCW Deputy Director-General, Ambassador Hamid Ali Rao, visited Poland on 17-19 April 2016 to participate in the Global Summit on Chemical Safety and Security.Ambassador Rao addressed the opening plenary and emphasised that...19 April 2016Full story

Visit of the Judiciary Delegation of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the OPCW

A senior delegation representing the judiciary of the Islamic Republic of Iran visited the OPCW today. The delegation led by H.E. Mr. Kazem Garib Abbadi, Deputy Secretary General of the High Council for Human Rights for...03 February 2016Full story

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