News Releases

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

Japan’s State Minister of Foreign Affairs Visits OPCW

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — 30 April 2018 — The State Minister of Foreign Affairs of Japan, H.E. Mr Kazuyuki Nakane, met with the Director-General of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), Ambassador Ahmet...30 April 2018Full story

OPCW Director-General on the Occasion of the 21st Anniversary of the OPCW

29 April 2018 marks the 21st anniversary of the entry into force of the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) and the founding of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW). OPCW Director-General, Ambassador...30 April 2018Full story

OPCW Fact-Finding Mission Visits Second Site in Douma, Syria

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — 25 April 2018 — The Fact-Finding Mission (FFM) deployed to Damascus on 14 April 2018 to gather facts in connection with the reported use of chemical weapons in Douma, Syrian Arab Republic on 7 April 2018....25 April 2018Full story

Media Alert: Update on the Deployment of the OPCW Fact-Finding Mission to Douma, Syria

Update by the Director-General on the Deployment of the OPCW Fact-Finding Mission to Douma, Syrian Arab Republic, to the Executive Council at its Fifty-Ninth Meeting. On Monday, I advised the Council on the work being undertaken...18 April 2018Full story

Media Alert: OPCW's Director-General's Update to the 59th Executive Council Meeting on Salisbury Incident

The Director-General of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), Ambassador Ahmet Üzümcü, updated the OPCW Executive Council about the Salisbury incident at its 59th meeting. On 4 April I updated the...18 April 2018Full story

OPCW Director-General’s Statement on the 58th Executive Council Meeting on Syria

The OPCW Executive Council met today to discuss the allegations about the use of chemical weapons in Douma, Syrian Arab Republic on Saturday 7 April 2018. The Director-General welcomes that all Delegations that took the floor...16 April 2018Full story

OPCW Will Deploy Fact-Finding Mission to Douma, Syria

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — 10 April 2018 — Since the first reports of alleged use of chemical weapons in Douma, Syrian Arab Republic, were issued, the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) has been gathering...10 April 2018Full story

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