The Conference of the States Parties provides an excellent opportunity for the media to learn and report on the progress and challenges ahead for the Chemical Weapons Convention and the OPCW.
Due to Covid-19, the format of CSP-25 has changed
- CSP-25 will now take place in two parts. The first from 30 November–1 December 2020 and the second during 2021, on a date to be determined
- There will be no media accreditation for the first part of the Conference, and media representatives will not be granted entry to the venue
- Media representatives may follow public sessions of the Conference through the live webcast
No Media Accreditation
Due to Covid-19 health and safety restrictions, the format of CSP-25 has changed. There will be no media accreditation for the Conference, and media representatives will not be able to attend CSP-25 in-person, or gain entry to the venue.
This decision was taken after careful consideration by the OPCW and in light of the Government of the Netherlands’ Covid-19 guidelines.
Media representatives are encouraged to follow public sessions of the Conference through the live webcast, available through the OPCW website.
The live webcast will include all public plenary sessions, which includes the opening of CSP-25 on Monday 30 November from 10:00–13:00 CET and Tuesday 1 December from 14:45–18:00 CET.
The webcast feed is free of copyright and free to use and distribute.
All public documents, including statements by Member States and Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), will be posted as CSP-25 official documents on the OPCW website.