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First Responders Train to Handle Live Chemical Warfare Agents

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — 19 June 2018 — Fifteen first responders from across the globe learned how to handle live warfare agents during a training held in Zemianske Kostol’any, Slovakia, from 4 to 14 June. During the training –...19 June 2018Full story

OPCW Confirms Use of Sarin and Chlorine in Ltamenah, Syria, on 24 and 25 March 2017

THE HAGUE, Netherlands —13 June 2018—The Fact-Finding Mission (FFM) of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), confirmed in a report released today that sarin was very likely used as a chemical weapon in...13 June 2018Full story

H.E. Mr Sibusisiwe Mngomezulu (Eswatini)

H.E. Mr Sibusisiwe Mngomezulu, Permanent Representative of the Kingdom of Eswatini to the OPCW, presented his credentials to the Director-General on 11 June 2018.11 June 2018Full story

OPCW Holds Conference on Countering Chemical Terrorism

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — 7 June 2018 — Over 200 governmental experts, academics and industry representatives have gathered today for a two-day Conference on Countering Chemical Terrorism, convened by the Organisation for the...07 June 2018Full story

Laboratory Chemists Learn Best Practices to Support Chemical Transfer Controls

THE HAGUE, Netherlands – 7 June 2018 – Chemistry professionals expanded their knowledge about analytical methods employed by customs laboratories to support national border controls of scheduled chemicals, at a course by the...06 June 2018Full story

OPCW to Convene Special Session of Conference of the States Parties

THE HAGUE, Netherlands —5 June 2018— The Executive Council of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) met yesterday to address a request for convening a special session of the Conference of the States...05 June 2018Full story

Latin American and Caribbean First Responders Get Trained in Handling Chemical Emergencies

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — 31 May 2018 — Twenty-four first responders improved their skills in managing chemical emergencies at the advanced course for countries from Latin America and the Caribbean, held in Buenos Aires,...31 May 2018Full story

H.E. Mr Abdel Sattar Issa (Lebanon)

H.E. Mr Abdel Sattar Issa, Permanent Representative of the Lebanese Republic to the OPCW, presented his credentials to the Director-General on 30 May 2018.30 May 2018Full story

Chemical Weapons Convention Embodies Universal Values, Asserts OPCW Director-General During Visit to Italy

THE HAGUE, Netherlands – 29 May 2018 – The Director-General of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), Ambassador Ahmet Üzümcü, delivered a keynote speech at the University of Rome Tor Vergata on 28 May...29 May 2018Full story

Transfer of Scheduled Chemicals in Spotlight During Meeting of National Authorities from Eastern Europe

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — 28 May 2018 – Government and chemical industry representatives from Eastern Europe identified methods to improve oversight of cross-border transfer of the chemicals scheduled in the Chemical Weapons...28 May 2018Full story

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