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 Seminar on Chemical Weapons Convention and Chemical Safety and Security Management for Asian States

26 February 2018 — 28 February 2018

Doha, Qatar

On behalf of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) and the Government of Qatar, the Director-General is pleased to invite National Authorities and/or governmental representatives responsible for chemical safety and chemical security management, representatives from chemical industry associations, and managers involved in chemical industry safety and security and in Responsible Care® to submit applications for a seminar on the Chemical Weapons Convention (hereinafter “the Convention”) and chemical safety and security management for Member States of the OPCW in the Asia region, to be held at the Doha Regional Centre for CBRN1 Training in Doha, Qatar, from 26 to 28 February 2018.

The seminar is being organised in order to further promote international cooperation programmes that focus on chemical industry outreach and industry-related aspects of the implementation of Article XI of the Convention. The aim of this seminar is to support chemical safety and security management in the chemical industry in Asian countries. The overall goal is to sensitise States Parties to the new approaches that can be adopted in relation to chemical safety and security management, with a particular focus on providing assistance to small and medium-sized enterprises. By promoting and disseminating standardised and best practices in chemical safety, the seminar will benefit chemical industry personnel who are involved in safety and security management issues, enhance the capacities of National Authorities and chemical

industry associations in Member States of the OPCW in the Asia region, and indirectly benefit the general public as a whole. 

The objectives of the seminar are to:

(a) provide an opportunity for participating States Parties to consider and discuss specific chemical safety and security management issues related to chemical processes that have a direct bearing on the effective implementation of the Convention;

(b) contribute to the sharing of information and the exchange of experiences on the practical implementation of chemical safety and security management programmes;

(c) review best practices in regard to the safety and security management of chemicals and generate, through interactions and discussions, recommendations on the structure for future standardised seminars to promote these practices in small and medium-sized enterprises in Asian countries;

(d) foster wider cooperation between States Parties on issues related to the chemical industry in order that the objectives of Article XI of the Convention of promoting the peaceful uses of chemistry can be achieved; and

(e) enhance and promote the safe handling of chemicals at the national level.