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

2021: €71,742,008

Destruction Progress

As of 30 September 2022

Stockpile Destruction

Stockpile Destruction

World’s declared chemical weapons stockpiles destroyed:  99%
Total declared stockpiles of chemical agents: 72,304 metric tonnes
Total destroyed stockpiles of chemical agents: 71,848 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: 4
States with inspectable facilities/sites: 3
Inspections since EIF: 522

Chemical Weapons Destruction Facilities (CWDF)

Chemical Weapons Destruction Facilities (CWDF)

Inspections since EIF: 2,007
States with inspectable facilities/sites: 1
Inspectable facilities/sites: 2

Chemical Weapons Storage Facilities (CWSF)

Chemical Weapons Storage Facilities (CWSF)

Inspections since EIF: 523
States with inspectable facilities/sites: 1
Inspectable facilities/sites: 2

Old Chemical Weapons (OCW)

Old Chemical Weapons (OCW)

Inspections since EIF: 173
States with inspectable facilities/sites: 5
Inspectable facilities/sites: 5

Abandoned Chemical Weapons (ACW)

Abandoned Chemical Weapons (ACW)

Inspections since EIF: 148
States with inspectable facilities/sites: 1
Inspectable facilities/sites: 27

Industry Verification

As of 30 September 2022

Industrial facility

Industry Inspections

Industrial facilities subject to inspection: 4,922

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Schedule 1

Inspections since EIF: 344
States with declared facilities: 24
Inspectable facilities: 28

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Schedule 2

Inspections since EIF: 981
States with declared plant sites: 25
Inspectable plant sites: 210

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Schedule 3

Inspections since EIF: 522
States with declared plant sites: 32
Inspectable plant sites: 339

Other

Other Chemical Production Facilities (OCPF)

Inspections since EIF: 2,477
States with declared plant sites: 80
Inspectable plant sites: 4,345

Verification Capacity

As of 30 September 2022

Designated Laboratory

OPCW Designated Laboratories

Environmental: 25

Biomedical: 20

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States with Designated Laboratories

Environmental: 21

Biomedical: 14

National Implementation

As of 31 December 2021

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Comprehensive Implementing Legislation

States with comprehensive national implementing legislation covering all initial measures of the Convention: 118

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Partial Implementation

States with national implementing legislation covering some initial measures of the Convention: 40