Speeches and Statements

Title Delivered By Publication Date
Statement at the 56th Session of the Advisory Body on Administrative and Financial Matters (ABAF) Deputy Director-General
Speech at the 26th Chemical Weapons Demilitarisation Conference (CWD) Director-General
Opening Statement to the Twenty-Sixth Annual Meeting of the Confidentiality Commission Deputy Director-General
Opening Remarks at the New ICA E-Learning Modules Launch Event Deputy Director-General
Introductory Remarks at the Side Event on “CHEMEX Africa: 1st Panafrican Chemical Emergency Response Capacity Building Exercise” Deputy Director-General
Welcome Remarks at the Twenty-Fifth Annual Meeting of National Authorities of States Parties to the Chemical Weapons Convention Director-General
Welcome Address at Review and Evaluation Workshop of the Components of an Agreed Framework for the Full Implementation of Article XI Deputy Director-General
Welcome Remarks at the Briefing for Non-Hague Based Permanent Representations Director-General
Closing Remarks at the Briefing for Non-Hague Based Permanent Representations at the Centre for Chemistry and Technology Deputy Director-General
Closing Remarks for the Twenty-Third Induction Workshop for Diplomatic Personnel Involved in the Work of the OPCW Deputy Director-General
Welcome Remarks at the United Nations Disarmament Fellowship Programme Deputy Director-General
Opening Speech at the Fourteenth Asser Institute Training Programme on Disarmament and Non-Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction Deputy Director-General
Opening Remarks of Fifteenth Session of the Advisory Board on Education and Outreach Deputy Director-General
Closing Remarks for the Symposium on Women in Chemistry Deputy Director-General
Welcome Remarks for the Symposium on Women in Chemistry Deputy Director-General
Dialogue franco-allemand pour la paix et la justice à La Haye Deputy Director-General
Advisory Board on Administration and Finance (ABAF) 54th Session Deputy Director-General
Speech by Director-General of the OPCW, Ambassador Fernando Arias, at the 25th Chemical Weapons Demilitarisation Conference (CWD) Director-General
The Impact of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Accessibility in the Chemical Weapons Convention Deputy Director-General
Opening remarks by the Deputy Director-General of the OPCW, Ms Odette Melono, at the 14th Session of the Advisory Board on Education and Outreach (ABEO) Deputy Director-General
Statement by Director-General of the OPCW, Fernando Arias, on the occasion of the Day of Remembrance for All Victims of Chemical Warfare, 30 November 2022 Director-General
Statement by the Deputy Director-General of the OPCW, Ms Odette Melono, at the CSP-27 Side Event Panel Discussion “Women, Peace & Security and the Chemical Weapons Convention” Deputy Director-General
Opening Statement by the Director-General to the Conference of the States Parties at its Twenty-Seventh Session Director-General
Welcome Address by Deputy Director-General of the OPCW, Ms Odette Melono, at the Review and Evaluation Workshop of the Components of an Agreed Framework for the Full Implementation of Article XI as delivered on 14 November 2022, The Hague, The Netherlands Deputy Director-General
Closing Remarks by Deputy Director-General of the OPCW, Ms Odette Melono, at the Briefing for Non-Hague based Permanent Representations as delivered on 10 November 2022, Brussels, Belgium Deputy Director-General
Keynote Speech by the OPCW Director-General, Ambassador Fernando Arias, at Subregional Forum on the Chemical Weapons Convention: Enhancing National Implementation and Regional Cooperation in the Pacific Region Director-General
Opening Remarks by the Deputy Director-General of the OPCW, Ms Odette Melono, at the Workshop on Best Practices in the Development of a Legislative and Regulatory Framework on Chemical Security Deputy Director-General
Speech by the Deputy Director-General of the OPCW, Ms Odette Melono, at the Dr José Gustavo Guerrero Diplomatic Institute of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of El Salvador Deputy Director-General
Welcome Remarks by the Deputy Director-General of the OPCW, Ms Odette Melono, at the United Nations Disarmament Fellowship Programme as delivered on 23 September 2022, The Hague, Netherlands Deputy Director-General
Speech by the OPCW Director-General, at the Spiez Convergence Workshop on Scientific and Technological Developments with a Potential Impact on Arms Control Issues Director-General
53rd Session of the Advisory Body on Administrative and Financial Matters Opening Remarks Deputy Director-General
Op-ed by the OPCW Director-General, Ambassador Fernando Arias, for the UN Chronicle: ‘All stakeholders have a role to play in ridding the world of chemical weapons’ Director-General
Opening Remarks by the Deputy Director-General of the OPCW, Ms Odette Melono, at the Thirteenth Session of the Advisory Board on Education and Outreach, 19 July 2022 Deputy Director-General
Closing remarks by the Deputy Director-General of the OPCW, Ms Odette Melono, at the Regional Basic Course on Assistance and Protection Against Chemical Weapons and Emergency Response to Chemical Incidents for States Parties in Asia, 19-23 June 2022 Deputy Director-General
Statement by the Deputy Director-General of the OPCW, Ms Odette Melono, at the 52nd Session of the Advisory Body on Administrative and Financial Matters (ABAF), 7 June 2022 Deputy Director-General
Speech by the Director-General of the OPCW, H.E. Mr Fernando Arias, at the Launch of the Competence Network CBWNet: Achievements of the Chemical Weapons Convention and Future Challenges, 29 April 2022 Director-General
Opening remarks by the Deputy Director-General of the OPCW, Ms Odette Melono at the Education Training Programme on Peaceful Uses of Chemistry for Youth, 7 April 2022, Online Deputy Director-General
Remarks by the Deputy Director-General of the OPCW, Ms Odette Melono at the Thirty-Fourth Session of the Scientific Advisory Board, 15 March 2022 Deputy Director-General
Opening Statement by the Director-General to the Executive Council at its Ninety-Ninth Session Director-General
Opening Remarks by the OPCW Director-General, H.E. Mr. Fernando Arias, at the Twelfth Session of the Advisory Board on Education and Outreach, 8 February 2022 Director-General
Statement by the OPCW Director-General, H.E. Mr. Fernando Arias, on the occasion of the Day of Remembrance for All Victims of Chemical Warfare, 30 November 2021 Director-General
Opening Statement by the Director-General to the Conference of the States Parties at its Twenty-Sixth Session Director-General
Opening Remarks by the OPCW Director-General, H.E. Mr. Fernando Arias, at the 23rd Annual Meeting of National Authorities, 23 November 2021 Director-General
Introductory Remarks by OPCW Director-General, Fernando Arias, at the Fourth Meeting of the OPCW Africa Programme Steering Committee Director-General
Remarks by the OPCW Director-General, at the Briefing for non-Hague based Permanent Representations to the OPCW Director-General
Welcome address by the Deputy Director-General of the OPCW, Ms Odette Melono at theReview and Evaluation Workshop of the Components of an Agreed Framework for the Full Implementation of Article XI, 10 November 2021, Online Deputy Director-General
Remarks by the Director-General of the OPCW, Fernando Arias, at the 23rd International Chemical Weapons Demilitarisation Conference (CWD) Director-General
Opening Statement by the Director-General to the Ninety-Eighth Session of the Executive Council Director-General
Opening Statement by the Director-General to the Ninety-Eighth Session of the Executive Council (Full Version) Director-General
Keynote address by the Deputy Director-General of the OPCW, Ms Odette Melono, at the online event Women in Science: Promoting and Empowering Women Scientists to Change the World, 1 October 2021 Deputy Director-General
Keynote Address by the OPCW Director-General, H.E. Mr. Fernando Arias, at the Twelfth Asser Institute Training Programme on Disarmament and Non-Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction Director-General
Welcome remarks by the Deputy Director-General of the OPCW, Ms Odette Melono, at the United Nations Disarmament Fellowship Programme, 24 September 2021 Deputy Director-General
Closing remarks by the Deputy Director-General of the OPCW, Ms Odette Melono at the Twenty First Induction Workshop for Diplomatic Personnel Involved in the Work of the OPCW, 17 September 2021 Deputy Director-General
Remarks by the Deputy Director-General of the OPCW, Ms Odette Melono at the Virtual Conference on Chemistry and its Applications, 9-13 August 2021 Deputy Director-General
Statement by the Deputy Director-General of the OPCW, Ms Odette Melono at the 51st Session of the Advisory Body on Administrative and Financial Matters (ABAF), 27 July 2021 Deputy Director-General
Opening Statement by the Director-General to the Executive Council at Its Ninety-Seventh Session Director-General
Opening Statement by the Director-General to the Ninety-Seventh Session of the Executive Council (Full Version) Director-General
Welcome address by the Deputy Director-General of the OPCW, Ms Odette Melono at the Symposium on Women in Chemistry, 1 July 2021 Deputy Director-General
Introductory Remarks by the Director-General, Fernando Arias, at the Third Meeting of the OPCW Africa Programme Steering Committee Director-General
Statement by the OPCW Director-General, at the United Nations Security Council Director-General
Statement by the Deputy Director-General of the OPCW, Ms Odette Melono at the 50th Session of the Advisory Body on Administrative and Financial Matters (ABAF), 1 June 2021 Deputy Director-General
Statement by the Deputy Director-General of the OPCW, Ms Odette Melono, at the Women’s Initiative for Gender Justice, 18 May 2021 Deputy Director-General
Opening Remarks by the OPCW Director-General, at the Arms Control Association and Chemical Weapons Convention Coalition Webinar “Reinforcing the Norm Against Chemical Weapons" Director-General
Opening Remarks by the OPCW Deputy Director-General, Ms Odette Melano at the Global Women’s Breakfast 2021, 9 February 2021, The Hague, Netherlands Deputy Director-General
Opening Remarks by the OPCW Director-General, at the Tenth Session of the Advisory Board on Education and Outreach Director-General
Statement by the Director-General of the OPCW on the occasion of the Day of Remembrance for All Victims of Chemical Warfare, 1 December 2020 Director-General
Opening Statement by the Director-General to the Conference of the States Parties at its Twenty-Fifth Session Director-General
Closing Remarks by the OPCW Deputy Director-General, Ms Odette Melano at the 22nd Annual Meeting of National Authorities, 25 November 2020, online Deputy Director-General
Opening Remarks by the OPCW Director-General at the 22nd Annual Meeting of National Authorities of States Parties to the Chemical Weapons Convention Director-General
Opening Remarks by the OPCW Director-General, H.E. Mr Fernando Arias, at the Group S Inspectors Graduation Ceremony Director-General
Remarks by the OPCW Director-General to the Briefing for non-Hague based Permanent Representations to the OPCW Director-General
Opening Remarks by the OPCW Director-General, at the Seventh Annual Meeting of Representatives of Chemical Industry and National Authority of the Chemical Weapons Convention Director-General
Introductory Remarks by the Director-General, Fernando Arias, at the Second Meeting of the OPCW Africa Programme Steering Committee Director-General
Remarks by the Director-General of the OPCW, H.E Mr Fernando Arias, at Virtual Dialogue on Achieving Gender Balance at the Disarmament Table Director-General
Note by the Director-General: Opening Statement by the Director-General to the Ninety-Fifth Session of the Executive Council Director-General
Closing Remarks by the OPCW Deputy Director-General, Ms Odette Melano at the Twentieth Induction Workshop for Diplomatic Personnel Involved in the Work of the OPCW, 17 September 2020, The Hague, Netherlands Deputy Director-General
Opening Remarks by the Director-General of the OPCW, H.E. Mr Fernando Arias, to the 20th Induction Workshop for Diplomatic Personnel Director-General
Remarks by the OPCW Deputy Director-General, Ms Odette Melano at the Twenty-Ninth Session of the Scientific Advisory Board, 1 September 2020, The Hague, Netherlands Deputy Director-General
Note by the Director-General: Opening Statement by the Director-General to the Ninety-Fourth Session of the Executive Council Director-General
Opening Statement by the Director-General to the Ninety-Fourth Session of the Executive Council (Full Version) Director-General
Introductory Remarks of the Director-General at the Inaugural Meeting of the Steering Committee of the OPCW Africa Programme Director-General
Opening Remarks by the Director-General of the OPCW, Fernando Arias, at the Workshop on Assessing and Enhancing Capacity of Analytical Laboratories from African and GRULAC Member States Director-General
Director-General’s Statement on the First Report by the OPCW Investigation and Identification Team Director-General
Opening Statement by the Director-General to the Ninety-Third Session of the Executive Council Director-General
Opening Statement by the Director-General to the Ninety-Third Session of the Executive Council (Full Version) Director-General
Welcome Remarks by the OPCW Deputy Director-General, Ms Odette Melano at Global Women’s Breakfast 2020, 12 February 2020, The Hague, Netherlands Deputy Director-General
Opening Remarks by the OPCW Deputy Director-General, Ms Odette Melono, at the Discussion Panel “Being the only one”, 11 February 2020 Deputy Director-General
Opening Remarks by the OPCW Deputy Director-General, Ms Odette Melono, at the Briefing to States Parties on the Report of the Investigation into Possible Breaches of Confidentiality, 6 February 2020 Deputy Director-General
Director-General’s Statement on the Report of the Investigation into Possible Breaches of Confidentiality Director-General
Opening Remarks by the OPCW Deputy Director-General, Ms Odette Melono, at the Global Stakeholders Forum on the Adoption of National Implementing Legislationon the Chemical Weapons Convention, 3 December 2019 Deputy Director-General
Opening Statement by the Director-General to the Conference of the States Parties at its Twenty-Fourth Session Director-General
Opening Statement by the Director-General to the Conference of the States Parties at Its Twenty-Fourth Session (Full Version) Director-General
Opening Remarks by the OPCW Deputy Director-General, Ms Odette Melono, at the Briefing to Non-Hague-Based Permanent Representations to the OPCW -Special Session onthe5th Phase of theOPCW Africa Programme, 14 November 2019 Deputy Director-General
Welcome Remarks by the OPCW Deputy Director-General, Ms Odette Melono, at the Briefing by the EU Satellite Centre, 12 November 2019 Deputy Director-General
Opening Remarks by the OPCW Deputy Director-General, Ms Odette Melono, at the 21st Annual Meeting of National Authorities of States Parties to the Chemical Weapons Convention - Regional Group Meeting Africa, 6 November 2019 Deputy Director-General
Opening Statement by the Director-General to the Ninety-Second Session of the Executive Council (Full Version) Director-General
Remarks by the OPCW Deputy Director-General, Ms Odette Melono, at the Closing Ceremony for the Tenth annual WMD Summer Programme (Asser Institute), 4 October 2019 Deputy Director-General
Opening Remarks by the OPCW Deputy Director-General, Ms Odette Melono, at the Closing Ceremony of the Associate Programme, 27 September 2019 Deputy Director-General
Statement by the Director-General of the OPCW, Fernando Arias, at the 13th CBRNe Protection Symposium Director-General
Opening Remarks by the OPCW Deputy Director-General, Ms Odette Melono, at the UN Disarmament Fellowship Programme, 16 September 2019 Deputy Director-General