OPCW Opens its Doors to Public and Media for Annual International Open Day

16 September 2016
A participant at OPCW's Open Day in 2015.

A participant at OPCW’s Open Day in 2015.


The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) will be opening its doors to the general public and media on Sunday, 25 September 2016 between 11.00 and 17.00, as part of the International Open Day organised by The Hague Municipality.





Visitors can explore various points of interest within OPCW Headquarters and take part in once-in-a-lifetime activities, such as handling chemical weapons detection equipment, trying on inspection gear and being photographed with the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize awarded to the OPCW for its extensive efforts in eliminating chemical weapons. The Organisation’s experts will also share with visitors the relevance of addressing chemical weapons, explain the different types of chemical weapons and their effects, as well as what the OPCW is doing to permanently eliminate chemical weapons. 





Other highlights of the day include, for the first time, a mini-film festival that will feature short documentaries from the OPCW’s FIRES series – about individuals whose lives have been impacted by chemical weapons.




Media are welcome to attend OPCW’s Open Day. To receive accreditation, please apply by e-mail to the OPCW Public Affairs Branch at public.affairs@opcw.org by Thursday, 22 September, 17.00. Please provide first and last names, media outlet name, and ID number. Applicants for media accreditation must be in possession of a valid official press credential.


For more details:



The Hague International Open Day 



OPCW FIRES documentaries




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