News Releases

Below are news releases relating to the activities of Director-General Üzümcü.

OPCW Director-General Pays Homage to Victims of Chemical Weapons and Calls for Protecting Global Norm Against Chemical Weapons during Visit to Iran

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — 4 July 2017 — The Director-General of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), Ambassador Ahmet Üzümcü reinforced the need to take every necessary action to protect and strengthen...04 July 2017Full story

OPCW Director-General Calls for Strong Ethics in the Pursuit of Science at Nobel Laureate Meeting in Germany

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — 4 July 2017 — The Director-General of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), Ambassador Ahmet Üzümcü reflected on the ethical dimension of chemistry during the Lindau Nobel...04 July 2017Full story

Director-General’s Statement on behalf of the OPCW to Commemorate the 30th Anniversary of the 1987 Chemical Weapon Attack on Sardasht, Iran

Thirty years ago, on 28 June 1987, peaceful citizens of the Iranian township of Sardasht became the victims of an atrocious chemical weapons attack.  This terrible day brought death, pain and suffering to the residents of...28 June 2017Full story

Permanent Under-Secretary of State of Denmark Visits OPCW

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — 23 June 2017 — The Director-General of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), Ambassador Ahmet Üzümcü, and the Permanent Under-Secretary of State, Prime-Minister’s Office, of the...23 June 2017Full story

OPCW Director-General Urges Continued Support for Norm against Chemical Weapons during Visit to United States

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — 21 June 2017 — The Director-General of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), Ambassador Ahmet Üzümcü, delivered a keynote address at an event hosted by the US Department of...21 June 2017Full story

OPCW Executive Council and Director-General Review Abandoned Chemical Weapons’ Destruction Progress in China

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — 21 June 2017 — A high-level delegation representing the OPCW Executive Council visited the People’s Republic of China from 12 to 16 June to assess the status of efforts to destroy chemical weapons...21 June 2017Full story

OPCW Director-General Visits China

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — 15 June 2017 — The Director-General of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), Ambassador Ahmet Üzümcü, met with senior Chinese officials and delivered a lecture at Peking...15 June 2017Full story

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