News Releases

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

OPCW Director-General Praises Complete Destruction of Libya’s Chemical Weapon Stockpile

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — 11 January 2018 — The Director-General of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), Ambassador Ahmet Üzümcü, applauded the complete elimination of the Category 2 chemical materials...11 January 2018Full story

Field Exercise in Romania to Improve OPCW’s Rapid Response and Assistance Capabilities

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — 14 December 2017 — The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) conducted a Rapid Response and Assistance Mission (RRAM) training exercise to improve the OPCW’s capabilities for...14 December 2017Full story

Ambassador Fernando Arias of Spain Appointed Next OPCW Director-General

THE HAGUE, Netherlands – 30 November 2017 - The Twenty-Second Session of the Conference of the States Parties to the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) today appointed H.E. Ambassador Fernando Arias of Spain as the next...30 November 2017Full story

OPCW Honours All Victims of Chemical Warfare during Remembrance Day

THE HAGUE, Netherlands – 30 November 2017 – The annual Day of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical Warfare was observed at a ceremony today in the Ieper Room of OPCW’s Headquarters. The room is named after the site of the...30 November 2017Full story

National Authorities Strengthen Approaches to Global Implementation of Chemical Weapons Convention at Annual Meeting

THE HAGUE, Netherlands –28 November 2017– National Authorities (NAs) from 137 States Parties reviewed activities and shared best practices for the effective implementation of the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) at the...28 November 2017Full story

Conference of the States Parties Opens to Review Progress and Chart Direction for OPCW in 2018

THE HAGUE, Netherlands – 27 November 2017 – Remaining vigilant and strengthening the international norm against chemical weapons in the face of their continued use was the main message from the opening day of the Twenty-Second...27 November 2017Full story

Experts Discuss Role of OPCW in Green and Sustainable Chemistry

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — 24 November 2017 — Participants of the Green and Sustainable Chemistry workshop, hosted by the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) in The Hague from 16-17 November, developed...24 November 2017Full story

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