Statements by the Deputy Director-General

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    Keynote Address: International Conference on Chemical Disarmament and Security: OPCW's Contribution to Global Peace and Security Doha, Qatar 10 April 2017 10/04/2017
    “Navruz – the holiday of spring, renewal and peace in Uzbekistan” The Hague, 23 March 2017 23/03/2017
    Launching Event on the Report on Needs and Best Practices on Chemical Safety and Security Opening Remarks by Amb. Hamid Ali Rao, Deputy Director-General of the OPCW, the Hague, 30 November 30/11/2016
    Workshop on Article XI of the Chemical Weapons Convention Opening Remarks by Amb. Hamid Ali Rao, Deputy Director-General of the OPCW, The Hague, 22 November 2016 22/11/2016
    Briefing to Permanent Representations based outside of The Hague Ambassador Hamid Ali Rao, OPCW Deputy Director-General Brussels, Belgium 10 November 2016 10/11/2016
    Preventing the Re‐Emergence of Chemical Weapons: Lessons for Non‐Proliferation - Keynote Speech at the Opening of the Asser Summer Programme 05/09/2016
    Remarks to Formal Open Consultations of the Committee on the 2016 Comprehensive Review of the Implementation of Resolution 1540 21/06/2016
    Remarks to Seminar on Chemical Trade: Current Practices and Challenges, Rizhao City, Shandong Province, China 16/06/2016
    Statement at the Global Summit on Chemical Safety and Security (CHEMSS 2016) 18/04/2016
    Remarks at the Closure of Shchuchye Chemical Weapons Destruction Facility, Kurganskaya Oblast, Russian Federation 20/11/2015
    Remarks by Ambassador Hamid Ali Rao, OPCW Deputy Director-General, on the Remembrance Armistice Day 11/11/2015
    Briefing to Non-Residential Permanent Representations delivered by Ambassador Hamid Ali Rao, OPCW Deputy Director-General 05/11/2015
    UNGA First Committee: Exchange with the High Representative for Disarmament Affairs and other High-Level Officials “Increasing Capacities to Address Weapons of Mass Destruction” 19/10/2015
    Introductory Remarks delivered by Deputy Director-General OPCW at the Briefing on outcome and next steps of the Workshop on Ethical Guidelines for the Practice of Chemistry under the Norms of the CWC 18/09/2015
    Opening statement to the Twenty-Second Session of the OPCW’s Scientific Advisory Board delivered by the Deputy Director-General 08/06/2015
    Opening Remarks at the 13th Annual Meeting of National Authorities in Asia 05/05/2015
    From Proliferation to Prohibition: Taking Stock at a Century of Chemical Weapons, Ieper 22 April 2015 22/04/2015
    Chemical Weapons: From Ypres to Aleppo - Statement by OPCW Deputy Director-General at the Royal Higher Institute for Defence in Belgium 22/04/2015
    Deputy Director-General briefing for non-residential Permanent Representatives to the OPCW 19/11/2014
    Opening Remarks by OPCW Deputy Director General at the European International Model United Nations (TEIMUN) 2014 21/07/2014
    Opening Remarks by OPCW Deputy Director-General at the 12th Regional Meeting of National Authorities in Asia 16/07/2014
    Statement by Ambassador Grace Asirwatham OPCW Deputy Director-General at The Hague International Model United Nations (THIMUN) 26/01/2014
    New Opportunities for Chemical Disarmament in the Middle East: Remarks at the Amman Security Colloquium 13/11/2013
    Deputy Director-General's Speech at the 60th Pugwash Conference on Science and World Affairs 02/11/2013
    Statement by Ambassador Grace Asirwatham OPCW Deputy Director-General at the Fourteenth Regional Meeting of National Authorities of States Parties in Latin America and the Caribbean 25/06/2013
    Deputy Director-General's Remarks at the Meeting of States Parties to the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production and Stockpiling of Bacteriological (Biological) and Toxin Weapons and on their Destruction 10/12/2012
    Statement by Deputy Director-General Grace Asirwatham at the Commemoration of the 94th Anniversary of the End of the First World War 11/11/2012
    Statement to the United Nations General Assembly First Committee: Exchange with the High Representative and Other High-Level Officials in the Field of Arms Control and Disarmament 15/10/2012
    Opening Remarks by Mrs Grace Asirwatham, Deputy Director-General of the OPCW, at the Opening Session of the Workshop on Article XI for the Asia Region 03/09/2012
    Opening Remarks: First Advanced Regional Assistance and Protection Course on Chemical Emergency Response for States Parties in Latin America and the Caribbean 16/04/2012
    Opening Remarks Lions Day - March 2012 10/03/2012
    Address to the Seventh Review Conference of the Biological Weapons Convention 06/12/2011
    Opening Remarks by Mrs Grace Asirwatham, Deputy Director-General at a Regional Workshop for States Parties in Asia on Assistance and Protection against Chemical Weapons Xi’an, China 15/06/2011
    Opening Remarks by Ambassador Grace Asirwatham, at the Kizner CWDF Opening Ceremony