News Releases

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

OPCW and World Customs Organization Expand Cooperation to Prevent Misuse of Toxic Chemicals

International organisations act together to improve oversight of trade in dual-use chemicals and reduce risk of chemicals used as weapons13 January 2017Full story

National Authorities Forge New Ties and Get Ready to Face Future Challenges during an Annual Meeting at OPCW

National Authorities from 114 States Parties reviewed activities and best practices for the effective implementation of the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) at the Eighteenth Annual Meeting of National Authorities, held at the...06 December 2016Full story

Costa Rica’s Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Worship Visits OPCW

The Director-General of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), Ambassador Ahmet Üzümcü, met with the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Worship of Costa Rica, H.E. Mr Alejandro Solano Ortiz, at OPCW...16 November 2016Full story

OPCW Director-General Urges All to Stay Resolute on the Course for Chemical Disarmament and Peace, during his Visit to Poland

On Monday 7 November, the Director-General of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), Ambassador Ahmet Üzümcü, paid an official visit to Poland. He met with the Minister of Foreign Affairs (MFA), Mr...08 November 2016Full story

OPCW Director-General Visits Bangladesh and Emphasises Role of Collaboration in Advancing Chemical Safety and Security

The Director-General of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), Ambassador Ahmet Üzümcü, highlighted the need for everyone to work together to prevent the “fruits of scientific and technological...20 October 2016Full story

Finland’s Secretary of State at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Visits OPCW

The Director-General of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), Ambassador Ahmet Üzümcü, met with Finland’s Secretary of State at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, H.E. Mr Peter Stenlund, at OPCW...14 October 2016Full story

The Universality of Disarmament Norms is Strongest Guarantee for Security - OPCW Director-General during Visit to Korea

OPCW Director-General, Ambassador Ahmet Üzümcü, visited the Republic of Korea on 8 and 9 September. In his keynote speech at the Fifth Seoul Defence Dialogue, he spoke about the crucial role that rule-based norms play in removing...09 September 2016Full story

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