The Office of Strategy and Policy develops the Technical Secretariat’s strategic planning and provides policy advice to the Director-General and the Secretariat’s management, particularly relating to cross-cutting issues such as incidents of chemical weapons use, non-routine missions, chemical security, engagement with international organisations and chemical industry, education and outreach, counter-terrorism, and science and technology.
In addition, the Office contributes to programme and budget planning and the organisational governance of the Secretariat in areas such as knowledge management, results-based management, and risk management.
The Office also supports State Party facilitation efforts on several key issues. This currently includes support for the chairpersons of the Open-ended Working Group on Terrorism and the facilitations on Organisational Governance Issues.
The Office further serves as the secretariat to the Advisory Board on Education and Outreach and to the Scientific Advisory Board.