Conference of the States Parties
Non-Governmental Organisations

Civil society and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) help to raise awareness and advocate for a world free of chemical weapons.

NGO applications have now closed.

Application Decisions

Applications will be reviewed and decided upon by the General Committee of the Conference. Approved applicants should expect to receive a decision by email from OPCW Public Affairs, by the end of October. 


To be considered for accreditation to the Conference, representatives from civil society must demonstrate strong engagement with issues of relevance to the Chemical Weapons Convention through the application form.

  • NGOs must submit an application form for each attendee. 
  • The names of civil society representatives submitted through this application form cannot be altered. NGOs should submit the names of their representatives only after careful consideration. 
  • Each applicant may only represent a single organisation.

  • Applicants must be 18 years of age or older to be considered.

  • The Secretariat will scrutinise all applications for validity and relevance.

NGO Participation Format

Due to the Covid-19 crisis and evolving guidance from the Government of the Netherlands, the OPCW continues to review the format of CSP-26 including options for attendance and participation. Upon decisions by OPCW Member States on the finalised format of the event, OPCW Public Affairs will inform representatives of NGOs as soon as possible. For questions, please contact OPCW Public Affairs

NGOs should not make any travel arrangements until confirmation of approval to attend is received from OPCW Public Affairs.

The Conference will be broadcast live via the OPCW website.

More Information

The Chemical Weapons Convention Coalition (CWCC) – an umbrella group for civil society organisations working for a full and effective implementation of the Chemical Weapons Convention – can provide more details about civil society participation at the Conference, as well as provide limited travel support.

For more information, contact Dr Paul Walker.

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