OPCW Calendar of Events

Participants at Basic and an Advanced Training Course in Assistance and Protection, held in Brazzaville in June 2014

Below please find a list with the official courses, meetings and capacity building programmes orginised by the OPCW.

Call for Nominations for a Symposium on Women in Chemistry and a Basic Analytical Chemistry Course for Women Chemists

02 May 2017 — 05 May 2017

The Hague and Rijswijk, the Netherlands

The OPCW Technical Secretariat (hereinafter “the Secretariat”) wishes to inform Member States that, in association with the celebration of the twentieth anniversary of the entry into force of the Chemical Weapons Convention (hereinafter “the Convention”), it will hold a symposium on women in chemistry at the OPCW Headquarters in The Hague, the Netherlands on 2 May 2017, which will be followed by a basic analytical chemistry course for women chemists at the OPCW Laboratory in Rijswijk, the Netherlands from 3 to 5 May 2017.

The theme for this year’s symposium is “Women as a Force for the Peaceful Uses of Chemistry”. The aim of the symposium is to illustrate the strength and depth of the contributions of women in chemistry; to raise awareness of capacity development for women in chemistry; and to promote international solidarity and cooperation in this regard.

The aim of the analytical chemistry course is to assist qualified women analytical chemists from Member States whose economies are developing or in transition in acquiring further knowledge and experience, specifically as it relates to the analysis of chemicals related to the Convention, and to facilitate the adoption of good laboratory practices and quality standards.