Visiting the OPCW

OPCW Staff member makes a presentation during OPCW Open Day

The OPCW welcomes visitor groups to its headquarters in The Hague. Visitors have the opportunity to learn about OPCW’s mission and work, visit the conference room and view the Nobel Peace Prize medal awarded to the OPCW for its efforts to eliminate chemical weapons. 

OPCW staff members provide presentations to a variety of visitors from around the globe, including students, educators, professionals, lawyers and judges. Presentations can be tailored to specific areas of interest, and subject to availability, can be provided in one of the six official languages of the Organization: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Spanish and Russian. 

Visit the OPCW in 2018

Planning to visit OPCW Headquarters in 2018? Sign up for one of the remaining presentations scheduled for the dates listed. All groups are encouraged to attend one of the scheduled presentations (some provide a focus on legal issues). Any requests that fall outside of the general and legal presentations should contact the External Relations Division. 

Remaining 2018 Scheduled Presentations for Public Visitors

Monday 6 August, 14:30-16:00Law
Wednesday 22 August, 11:00-12:30Law
Thursday 23 August, 14:00-15:30General
Friday 31 August, 11:30-13:00Politics and General
September/ October
Thursday 4 October, 10:00-11:00Politics and General
Thursday 18 October, 14:15-15:45To be Confirmed
Friday 19 October, tbc

Young Visitors Group (Career and General)

November/ December
Friday 7 December, 14:00-15:00General

Arrange a visit to the OPCW via the online request form

Visits to the OPCW in 2018 cannot be accommodated on the following dates due to meetings, events, and official holidays:

  • 1 January
  • 12 -16 March
  • 30 March
  • 2 April
  • 27 April
  • 10 May
  • 21 May
  • 15 June
  • 9 - 13 July
  • 22 Aug
  • 8 - 12 October
  • 24 October
  • 19 - 30 November
  • 25 - 26 December

Requests for visits to the OPCW are contingent on availability of staff and venue.

Further Inquiry

If you have any queries please email the Political Affairs and Protocol Branch via


Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons

Johan de Wittlaan 32
2517 JR  The Hague
The Netherlands

Tel. +31 (0) 70 416 3300
Fax. +31 (0) 70 306 3535

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