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 closed.

Application Decisions

Applications have now been reviewed and decided upon by the General Committee of the Conference. The General Committee’s decisions have been sent to applicants by email from OPCW Public Affairs. 

NGO Participation Format

Due to COVID-19, the General Committee has modified the format of CSP-26 and only a small number of NGO representatives will be able to attend in-person.

No side events or exhibits are allowed at CSP-26 due to COVID-19 restrictions.

This decision was taken after careful consideration by the General Committee and in light of the Government of the Netherlands’ COVID-19 health and safety restrictions.

All other NGO representatives are encouraged to follow the Conference via a livestream available from 29 November through the OPCW website.

For questions, please contact OPCW Public Affairs.

NGO Statements

Per established practice, accredited NGOs may apply to the CWC Coalition Coordinator to pre-record a video statement in English for CSP-26. Due to time constraints, only a limited number of video statements can be accepted.

The text and the video recording of the statements will be posted to the OPCW website, and played in the Conference venue.

For more information, contact Dr Paul Walker.

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