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Scientific Advisory Board Provides Expert Advice to the OPCW at its Latest Session

The Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) concluded its week-long session at OPCW Headquarters on 22 April, and offered valuable guidance to help the Organisation...28 April 2016Full story

OPCW Director-General and Russian Foreign Minister Hold Productive Talks on the Implementation of the Chemical Weapons Convention

OPCW Director-General, Ambassador Ahmet Üzümcü met with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, Mr Sergey Lavrov, in Moscow today. The Director-General and the Foreign Minister discussed a range of issues...26 April 2016Full story

New group of chemical weapons inspectors finish training and stand ready for deployment

A new cohort of recently recruited inspectors is now fully qualified to conduct inspection activities for the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), and received diplomas at a graduation ceremony today. The...26 April 2016Full story

Media Accreditation Open for Inaugural OPCW Day and Conference on: “Chemical Safety and Security in a Technologically Evolving World”

The Technical Secretariat of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) invites media representatives to accredit themselves for the first celebration and conference marking the International Day for the...25 April 2016Full story

Secretary General of the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Visits the OPCW

The Secretary-General of the Royal Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, H.E. Mr. Wegger Strømmen, today met the Director-General, Ambassador Ahmet Üzümcü at the OPCW Headquarters in The Hague.Mr. Strømmen and the...22 April 2016Full story

OPCW Convenes Inaugural Experts Group Meeting on Green Chemistry

The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) hosted the first Expert Group Meeting on Green/Sustainable Chemistry Applications in Industries Involving Toxic Chemicals in The Hague on 15 April 2016. The group...21 April 2016Full story

Continuing Partnership Between the OPCW and UN Highlighted During UN Secretary-General’s Visit to the OPCW

OPCW Director-General, Ambassador Ahmet Üzümcü updated the Secretary-General of the United Nations (UN), H.E. Ban Ki-moon on progress achieved regarding the destruction of chemical weapons and other ongoing activities related to...20 April 2016Full story

OPCW Deputy Director General says chemical safety and security is good for business at global summit in Poland

OPCW Deputy Director-General, Ambassador Hamid Ali Rao, visited Poland on 17-19 April 2016 to participate in the Global Summit on Chemical Safety and Security.Ambassador Rao addressed the opening plenary and emphasised that...19 April 2016Full story

H.E. Mr Philippe Lalliot (France)

H.E. Mr Philippe Lalliot, Permanent Representative of the French Republic to the OPCW, presented his credentials to the Director-General on 18 April 2016. 18 April 2016Full story

OPCW Conducts Advanced Course on Emergency Response to Chemical Incidents for Asian States

OPCW held a regional advanced course and field exercise on assistance and emergency response to chemical incidents in Jakarta, Indonesia on 4 – 8 April 2016. The training course was attended by 26 participants from 11 States...12 April 2016Full story

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