Online Training Course on Fulfilling Declarations and Inspections Obligations Under Article VI of the Chemical Weapons Convention

Online

1 March – 15 April 2021

Objectives

The training course has two main objectives:

  • To facilitate the submission by National Authorities of accurate and timely annual declarations required under Article VI of the Convention.
  • To provide practical guidance to States Parties on receiving and escorting OPCW inspections.

The training course is also intended to raise general awareness among stakeholders on the requirements under Article VI of the Convention regarding national implementation.

Aim

This course is primarily intended for representatives of National Authorities and relevant stakeholders, particularly in the chemical industry and trade associations, who are involved in compiling data and preparing national declarations and in the inspection process.

The course will provide participants with an opportunity to refresh their knowledge and skills relating to Article VI requirements.

The course will also provide information on recent developments around Article VI and offer participants an opportunity to share experiences, ask questions, and clarify and discuss related issues.

Topics

  • Training objectives, programme overview, pre- and post-training activities.
  • Updates on Article VI-related issues.
  • Status of national implementation of Article VI of the Convention (declarations and inspections).
  • Activities monitored under Article VI of the Convention and related declaration requirements.
  • Identification of declarable activities.
  • State Party experience and practice.
  • Electronic declaration tools – EDIS and SIX.
  • Mandate of OPCW industry inspections and the role of the National Authority and industry in receiving and escorting inspections.
  • Pre-inspection planning, on-site and post-inspection activities.
  • The next steps following an OPCW inspection
  • Contribution of the Article VI verification regime to countering terrorism.

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