Basic Course on Assistance and Protection Against Chemical Weapons

Spiez, Switzerland

25 – 29 May 2020


The course, which draws on Switzerland’s extensive experience in the area of  assistance and protection against chemical weapons, is intended for specialists who are, or will be, associated with training civilians in their home countries in protection against chemical weapons. Its main purpose is to help States Parties establish basic capabilities in this area that will directly benefit their civilian populations.


Up to 30 participants will receive basic training in protection against chemical weapons and detection. The course will also provide a basic introduction to chemical warfare agents, and explain the fundamentals of individual protective measures, and detection and decontamination equipment.

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