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 Regional Workshop on Chemistry for Safety, Security and Environmental Protection

11 December 2017 — 12 December 2017

Buenos Aires, Argentina

On behalf of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), the Director General is pleased to invite Member States from the GRULAC  region to submit nominations for a regional workshop on chemistry for safety, security and environmental protection, to be held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on 11 and 12 December 2017.  

The workshop will be carried out in cooperation with the International Foundation for Science (IFS) and the National Authority of Argentina.

Since 1998, and jointly with the IFS, the OPCW has been providing support to a number of research projects through a long-term cooperation agreement with the IFS. Within the same framework, the OPCW and IFS have been also organising joint regional workshops to summarise the success of the funded research and to advance knowledge transfer and cooperation in specific fields of chemistry. It was proposed that the 2017 workshop would focus on the developments in chemistry for safety, security and environmental protection and would target the GRULAC Member States, where such topics were highly present among the OPCW funded research projects.

In line with the above, the main thematic topics of the workshop will comprise the following: 

  1. green and sustainable chemistry techniques for safety and security at chemical sites;
  2. renewable bio-based resources for chemicals production (biofuels and biorefineries); and
  3. remediation and clean-up of polluted sites.

The workshop is intended to bring together representatives and experts from scientific communities, including the former grantees of the OPCW Research Projects Support Programme who performed research on the above mentioned topics, and representatives from chemical industry, international organisations, governments and non-governmental organisations (NGOs).