Speeches & Statements by the Director-General of the Technical Secretariat of the OPCW

This section contains speeches and statements from Director-General Ahmet Üzümcü as well as selected statements by former Directors-General. Please select a statement below to read it.

Left: OPCW Director-General Ahmet Üzümcü addressing a ceremony marking the completion of chemical weapons destruction activities at seven facilities by the U.S. Army Chemical Weapons Agency (CMA) in the United States.

Statements by the Director-General Ahmet Üzümcü

      Title Date  
    Eighth Singapore International Symposium on Protection Against Toxic Substances (SISPAT) “Staying one step ahead of evolving CBRN threats through international cooperation” Keynote Address by Ambassador Ahmet Üzümcü, Director-General 21/03/2017
    Statement at the Official Opening of the Tree of Life Monument at the Garden of the Embassy of Iraq 16/03/2017
    The Oxford Union Address by Ambassador Ahmet Üzümcü Director-General OPCW, 20 February 2017 20/02/2017
    Meeting of the United Nations Security Council to discuss the Implementation of Resolution 1540 2004 15 December 2016 15/12/2016
    Day of Remembrance for All Victims of Chemical Warfare Statement by the Director-General The Twenty-first Session of the Conference of States Parties 30 November 2016 30/11/2016
    Opening Remarks by the Director-General 18th Annual Meeting of National Authorities of States Parties to the Chemical Weapons Convention 23 November 2016 23/11/2016
    Opening Remarks by Director-General OPCW, Ahmet Üzümcü “Training Course for National Authorities of States Parties to the Chemical Weapons Convention on Training Escorts for Inspections” Doha Regional Centre for CBRN Training Doha, Qatar 23/10/2016
    “Abolishing Chemical Weapons: 20 Years On” Lecture by Director-General Ambassador Ahmet Üzümcü At Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service in Qatar 23 October 2016 23/10/2016
    Opening Remarks by H.E. Mr Ahmet Üzümcü, OPCW Director-General Regional Seminar on Chemical Safety and Security Management Dhaka, Bangladesh 18/10/2016
    Lecture by Director-General Ahmet Üzümcü at the University of Dhaka 18/10/2016
    Speech to Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology Ahmet Üzümcü, Director-General OPCW Dhaka, Bangladesh 17/10/2016
    Lecture delivered by Ahmet Üzümcü, OPCW Director-General Korea National Diplomatic Academy 09/09/2016
    Chemical Weapons: New Threats and Ongoing Challenges Ahmet Üzümcü, Director-General of the OPCW Fifth Seoul Defense Dialogue 08/09/2016
    The OPCW's Mission and Role for International Peace and Prosperity Address to Students at Hankuk University 08/09/2016
    Remarks at Max Planck Institute for Heart and Lung Research Annual Retreat, Bad Nauheim, Germany 21/07/2016
    Keynote Speech 19th International Chemical Weapons Demilitarisation Conference (CWD) 26/05/2016
    Remarks to Symposium on Women in Chemistry 17/05/2016
    Opening Remarks at the Chemical Safety and Security Management Workshop for North Africa, Middle East and Gulf Sub-Regions 16/05/2016
    The Speech of the Director-General to NATO Conference on WMD Arms Control, Disarmament, and Non-Proliferation 09/05/2016
    Closing Remarks to OPCW Day 04/05/2016

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Selected Statements by former Directors-General

      Title Date  
    Address By OPCW Director-General at the 42nd IUPAC Congress, Glasgow, United Kingdom, 3 August 2009 03/08/2009
    DG Statement to 12th World Congress of Public Health Associations, Istanbul, Turkey 28/04/2009
    Address by OPCW Director-General to the Vienna Diplomatic Academy, 24 Feb 2009 24/02/2009
    Address by Ambassador Rogelio Pfirter Director-General of the OPCW to Clingendael Institute 16/09/2008
    Remembrance Day for All Victims of Chemical Warfare, 27 April 2006 27/04/2006
    OPCW Director-General Addresses the Sixtieth Session of the United Nations General Assembly First Committee 10/10/2005
    Keynote Address by OPCW Director-General to the Ninth Global Green USA Legacy Forum, Washington 2005 23/09/2005
    OPCW Director-General's Address to the Cyprus CWC Workshop Nicosia, Cyprus, 13 June 2005 13/06/2005
    Address to the Committee on Hemispheric Security of the Organisation of American States by OPCW Director-General 12/04/2005
    DG Address to the 4th Singapore International Symposium on Protection against Toxic Substances (SISPAT) 06/12/2004
    Address by the DG to the Fifty-Seventh Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations 21/11/2002
    Address by Mr Rogelio Pfirter, Director-General of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) to the Fourth National Dialogue Forum 11/11/2002
    Address by the Director-General to the First Committee on Disarmament and International Security to the Fifty-Seventh Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations 23/10/2002
    Welcome address by DG to the 4th Annual Meeting of National Authorities 04/10/2002
    Welcome Address by DG to the Induction Workshop for Diplomatic Personnel Involved in the Work of the OPCW’s Policy-Making Organs and Subsidiary Bodies 30/09/2002
    Closing Statement by Director-General to the Basic Course for Personnel Involved in the National Implementation of the Chemical Weapons Convention 03/09/2002
    Statement by Jose Mauricio Bustani Director-General of the OPCW to the First Committee of the United Nations General Assembly New York, 16 October 1997 17/10/1997

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