CSP-23 Dates: 19 -20 November 2018
RC-4 Dates: 21- 30 November, 2018

Location: World Forum Convention Centre, The Hague

The Conference of the States Parties to the Chemical Weapons Convention

The Conference of the States Parties oversees the implementation of the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC), promotes the treaty’s objectives and reviews compliance with the treaty. The Conference is composed of representatives of all Member States of the OPCW, each of which has one vote. The CSP meets annually in The Hague.

The Review Conference

The Convention foresees that the States Parties should undertake a review of the implementation process every five years. These Review Conferences serve as fora for the assessment and evaluation of the CWC’s implementation and setting long-term views by providing strategic guidance to the OPCW. 

Particular focus is given to the verification regime, the changing context within which it is implemented and scientific and technological advances in chemistry, engineering, and biotechnology.