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First Responders from Asia Gain New Skills during Chemical Emergency Response Training in Singapore

THE HAGUE, Netherlands – 22 December 2017 – Emergency First Responders from Asia acquired expertise during a field exercise on chemical emergency response held in Singapore’s Civil Defence Academy from 18-21 December.  The...22 December 2017Full story

OPCW Helps Improve Capabilities of Customs Services’ Labs to Identify Controlled Chemicals

THE HAGUE, Netherlands –21 December 2017– The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) embarked on a fresh capacity-building initiative for analytical chemists who work with customs services, as they completed...21 December 2017Full story

New OPCW Inspectors Fully Qualified for Field Work after Graduation Ceremony

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — 18 December 2017 — Seven recently recruited inspectors are now fully qualified to conduct inspection activities on behalf of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), after...18 December 2017Full story

Field Exercise in Romania to Improve OPCW’s Rapid Response and Assistance Capabilities

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — 14 December 2017 — The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) conducted a Rapid Response and Assistance Mission (RRAM) training exercise to improve the OPCW’s capabilities for...14 December 2017Full story

First Responders from Middle East and North Africa Reinforce Emergency Response Skills

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — 13 December 2017 — First Responders from OPCW Member States representing Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region fortified their skills in emergency response and protection during a Regional Advanced...13 December 2017Full story

OPCW Associate Programme Alumni Outline Recommendations for Future Curriculum

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — 12 December 2017 — The alumni of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons’ (OPCW) Associate Programme offered fresh ideas on how the Programme can continue growing and responding to...12 December 2017Full story

OPCW-Facilitated Report Recommends International Chemical Security Coordination

THE HAGUE, Netherlands –7 December 2017– The OPCW has today released the report of the International Workshop on Chemical Security Coordination held on 28-29 September at the OPCW HQ The Hague.  The report - prepared under...07 December 2017Full story

H.E. Mr Oji Nyimenuate Ngofa (Nigeria)

H.E. Mr Oji Nyimenuate Ngofa, Permanent Representative of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to the OPCW, presented his credentials to the Director-General on 7 December, 2017.07 December 2017Full story

South Sudan to Join Chemical Weapons Convention

THE HAGUE, Netherlands – 1 December 2017 – South Sudan announced today that it “has all but concluded the process of joining the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW)”. Upon joining the Chemical Weapons...01 December 2017Full story

Ambassador Fernando Arias of Spain Appointed Next OPCW Director-General

THE HAGUE, Netherlands – 30 November 2017 - The Twenty-Second Session of the Conference of the States Parties to the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) today appointed H.E. Ambassador Fernando Arias of Spain as the next...30 November 2017Full story

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