OPCW by the Numbers

29 April 1997

Convention Entry Into Force (EIF)

29 April 1997

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Membership

States Parties to the Convention: 193
Signatory States: 1
Non-signatory States: 3

Evolution of the status of participation in the Convention

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Population

World population living under the protection of the Convention: 98%

Budget

Budget

2019: €69,689,837

Destruction Progress

As of 30 June 2019

Stockpile Destruction

Stockpile Destruction

World’s declared chemical weapons stockpiles destroyed: 97.08%
Total declared stockpiles of chemical agents: 72,304 metric tonnes
Total destroyed stockpiles of chemical agents: 70,199 metric tonnes

Chemical Weapons Production Facilities (CWPF)

Chemical Weapons Production Facilities (CWPF)

Declared: 97
Destroyed: 74
Converted for peaceful purpose: 23

Remaining inspectable facilities/sites: 16
States with inspectable facilities/sites: 5
Inspections since EIF: 511

Chemical Weapons Destruction Facilities (CWDF)

Chemical Weapons Destruction Facilities (CWDF)

Inspections since EIF: 1,904
States with inspectable facilities/sites: 1
Inspectable facilities/sites: 2

Chemical Weapons Storage Facilities (CWSF)

Chemical Weapons Storage Facilities (CWSF)

Inspections since EIF: 511
States with inspectable facilities/sites: 1
Inspectable facilities/sites: 2

Old Chemical Weapons (OCW)

Old Chemical Weapons (OCW)

Inspections since EIF: 153
States with inspectable facilities/sites: 6
Inspectable facilities/sites: 6

Abandoned Chemical Weapons (ACW)

Abandoned Chemical Weapons (ACW)

Inspections since EIF: 143
States with inspectable facilities/sites: 1
Inspectable facilities/sites: 24

Industry Verification

As of 30 June 2019

Industrial facility

Industry Inspections

Industrial facilities subject to inspection: 4,875

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Schedule 1

Inspections since EIF: 310
States with declared facilities: 23
Inspectable facilities: 26

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Schedule 2

Inspections since EIF: 895
States with declared plant sites: 23
Inspectable plant sites: 212

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Schedule 3

Inspections since EIF: 497
States with declared plant sites: 33
Inspectable plant sites: 354

Other

Other Chemical Production Facilities (OCPF)

Inspections since EIF: 2,241
States with declared plant sites: 80
Inspectable plant sites: 4,283

Verification Capacity

As of 29 August 2018

Designated Laboratory

OPCW Designated Laboratories

Environmental: 22

Biomedical: 17

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States with Designated Laboratories

Environmental: 18

Biomedical: 13

National Implementation

As of 1 January 2019

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Comprehensive Implementing Legislation

States with comprehensive national implementing legislation covering all initial measures of the Convention: 123

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Partial Implementation

States with national implementing legislation covering some initial measures of the Convention: 32

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