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States Parties Bring Forward Ideas to Promote Peaceful Uses of Chemistry

Fresh ideas on fostering international cooperation to promote peaceful uses of chemistry among States Parties emerged from a workshop held on 22 November by the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons...16 December 2016Full story

Statement from the OPCW Director-General on Allegations of Chemical Weapons Use in Uqayribat, Hama Governate, Syria

The allegations regarding the use of chemical weapons in the area of Uqayribat, in the Hama Governate in Syria, reported by the media recently are of serious concern. This area is located to the northwest of Palmyra and in...13 December 2016Full story

A New OPCW Report Brings Chemical Safety and Security Best Practices to your Fingertips

States Parties received help in creating robust safety and security management systems as the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) released invaluable resources on ‘Needs and Best Practices on Chemical...13 December 2016Full story

Petrochemical Industry Moves towards Integrated Chemicals Management Framework

Industrial chemical safety and security takes centre stage as the petrochemical industry begins developing integrated chemicals management systems under OPCW facilitation 12 December 2016Full story

OPCW Laboratory Twinning Project Scores First Success

Thirteen Member States learned about the first successes of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons' (OPCW) Laboratory Twinning initiative during a side event at the Twenty-First Session of the Conference of...12 December 2016Full story

H.E. Mr Kevin Kelly (Ireland)

H.E. Mr Kevin Kelly, Permanent Representative of Ireland to the OPCW, presented his credentials to the Director-General on 6 December 2016.06 December 2016Full story

H.E. Mrs Sahar Mohammed Ghanem (Yemen)

H.E. Mrs Sahar Mohammed Ghanem, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Yemen to the OPCW,  presented her credentials to the Director-General on 6 December 2016.06 December 2016Full story

National Authorities Forge New Ties and Get Ready to Face Future Challenges during an Annual Meeting at OPCW

National Authorities from 114 States Parties reviewed activities and best practices for the effective implementation of the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) at the Eighteenth Annual Meeting of National Authorities, held at the...06 December 2016Full story

Three States Parties Welcome Assistance in Implementing the Chemical Weapons Convention

Myanmar, Nepal and Tanzania gained specialist knowledge in drafting national legislation to implement the provisions of the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC), at the Sixteenth Session of the Internship Programme for Legal...05 December 2016Full story

OPCW and International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry Take Partnership to New Level

The Director-General of the Organisation for the Prohibition for Chemical Weapons (OPCW),  Ambassador Ahmet Üzümcü, and the President of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC), Professor Natalia...01 December 2016Full story

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