Conference of the States Parties

The Conference of the States Parties (CSP) provides an opportunity for members of the media to learn more about and report on the latest developments, achievements, and challenges ahead for the Chemical Weapons Convention and the OPCW.

A rich community of experts, practitioners, officials, and people whose lives have been impacted by chemical weapons are present during the CSP.

Applications for media accreditation have closed.

Access during the Conference

Media representatives should note they will not be able to access the plenary hall.

Media will have free use of a dedicated media working room where there is a live stream of all public sessions of the Conference. Media will also be able to access other public areas of the Conference venue.

Venue Arrangements

All accredited media representatives will require a conference access badge. Badges must be worn visibly at all times while on the Conference premises.

Badges will be issued to accredited media representatives upon presentation of a valid photo ID at the registration desk. The registration desk is open from 9:00 on Monday, 29 November at the World Forum.

Video and Photos

Each media organisation is limited to one video or photo camera.

Media may also download and use images from the official OPCW CSP-26 digital photo album available via the OPCW website.

The album will be available on the evening of 29 November 2021 and will be updated with additional photos and short video clips throughout CSP-26.

The photos and videos in the CSP-26 album may be reproduced freely in derivative and factually accurate materials about the work of the OPCW. They may not be used in any manner that might be reasonably interpreted to suggest that it has been authorised by, endorsed by, or represents the views of the OPCW. Attribution is not required.


Those unable to attend may follow the public sessions of the Conference via live webcast.

The webcast will include the opening of CSP-26 on Monday, 29 November at 10:00 CET.

At the request of a State Party, deliberations may enter classified mode where only States Parties may participate. There will be no webcast for classified mode or private sessions.

The webcast feed does not require a password, is free of copyright and free to use and distribute. Media organisations are encouraged to make use of the webcast feed.

Conference agenda and other documents

Agenda, schedules, and other publicly available documents from the Conference will be published on CSP-26 Documents page.

Side events and exhibits

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, there will be no side events or exhibits.  

Media requests

Any OPCW-related media requests, throughout the Conference, should be directed to OPCW Public Affairs.

Media representatives should contact delegations directly if interested in interviewing other officials.

Help us improve