News Releases - Deputy Director-General

OPCW and UN Share Internal Audit Best Practices

THE HAGUE, Netherlands – 15 September 2017– Representatives of Internal Audit Services (RIAS) with members from across the United Nations System organisations, multilateral financial institutions and other associated...15 September 2017Full story

Customs and National Authorities Team Up to Bolster Training in Chemical Weapons Convention Transfer Regime

THE HAGUE, Netherlands – 6 July – 2017 Representatives of customs services and National Authorities from the Member States of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) considered improvements to national...06 July 2017Full story

OPCW Deputy Director-General Visits Croatia to Commemorate OPCW’s 20th Anniversary

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — 31 May 2017 — The Deputy Director-General of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), H.E. Hamid Ali Rao delivered the keynote address at a Ceremonial Meeting of the Croatian...31 May 2017Full story

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

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86th Session of the Executive Council:
10 - 13 October 2017