News Releases

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

Director-General’s Statement on behalf of the OPCW to Commemorate the 31st Anniversary of the 1987 Chemical Weapon Attack on Sardasht, Iran

Every year on 28 June, we come together to mourn the men and women who perished and those who continue to suffer the terrible after-effects of the chemical attack on the Iranian town of Sardasht. The name Sardasht, like Ieper and...28 June 2018Full story

CWC Conference of the States Parties Adopts Decision Addressing the Threat from Chemical Weapons Use

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — 27 June 2018 —Today, the Fourth Special Session of the Conference of the States Parties to the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) adopted a decision on addressing the threat from chemical weapons use. The...27 June 2018Full story

OPCW Director-General Visits the United States

THE HAGUE, Netherlands— 22 June 2018 —The Director-General of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), Ambassador Ahmet Üzümcü, met with Deputy Secretary of State for the U.S. Department of State, Mr John...22 June 2018Full story

OPCW Confirms Use of Sarin and Chlorine in Ltamenah, Syria, on 24 and 25 March 2017

THE HAGUE, Netherlands —13 June 2018—The Fact-Finding Mission (FFM) of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), confirmed in a report released today that sarin was very likely used as a chemical weapon in...13 June 2018Full story

OPCW Holds Conference on Countering Chemical Terrorism

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — 7 June 2018 — Over 200 governmental experts, academics and industry representatives have gathered today for a two-day Conference on Countering Chemical Terrorism, convened by the Organisation for the...07 June 2018Full story

Chemical Weapons Convention Embodies Universal Values, Asserts OPCW Director-General During Visit to Italy

THE HAGUE, Netherlands – 29 May 2018 – The Director-General of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), Ambassador Ahmet Üzümcü, delivered a keynote speech at the University of Rome Tor Vergata on 28 May...29 May 2018Full story

OPCW Director-General Visits London

THE HAGUE, Netherlands —25 May 2018 — The Director-General of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), Ambassador Ahmet Üzümcü, met with senior government officials and highlighted the chief challenges in...25 May 2018Full story

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