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Statement by H.E. Mr Ahmet Üzümcü Director-General of the OPCW Commemoration of the 1988 Halabja Chemical Weapons Attack

Each year we observe the 16th of March with deep solemnity for the horrendous crime against humanity that befell thousands of citizens of Halabja - men, women, and children alike. This year, however, is one of particular...16 March 2018Full story

Experts from Asian Region Meet in Qatar to Discuss New Approaches to Chemical Safety and Security Management

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — 16 March 2018 — Chemical safety and security specialists from Asia shared expertise and experiences during a seminar of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), held in Doha, Qatar...16 March 2018Full story

First Responders from South Asia Region Reinforce Skills in Chemical Emergency Response

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — 14 March 2018 — First Responders from South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) boosted their emergency capabilities during a sub-regional training course on emergency response to chemical...14 March 2018Full story

OPCW Director-General Congratulates Iraq on Complete Destruction of Chemical Weapons Remnants

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — 13 March 2018 — The Director-General of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), Ambassador Ahmet Üzümcü, congratulated the Government of Iraq on the completion of the destruction...13 March 2018Full story

H.E. Dr Hisham Al-Alawi (Iraq)

H.E. Dr Hisham Al-Alawi, the Permanent Representative of the Republic of Iraq to the OPCW, presented his credentials to the Director-General on 12 March 2018.12 March 2018Full story

H.E. Mr Hassan Ali Hassan (Sudan)

H.E. Mr Hassan Ali Hassan, the Permanent Representative of the Republic of the Sudan to the OPCW, presented his credentials to the Director-General on 12 March 2018.12 March 2018Full story

OPCW Director-General Visits Brussels

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — 8 March 2018 — The Director-General of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), Ambassador Ahmet Üzümcü, met with Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and European...08 March 2018Full story

OPCW Director-General Visits Vienna

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — 22 February 2018 — The Director-General of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), Ambassador Ahmet Üzümcü, met with the Austrian Federal Minister for Europe, Integration and...22 February 2018Full story

United Kingdom’s Minister of State for Defence Visits OPCW

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — 14 February 2018 — The Director-General of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), Ambassador Ahmet Üzümcü, met with the Minister of State for Defence for the United Kingdom of...14 February 2018Full story

OPCW Fact-Finding Mission in Syria Continues Investigations into Allegations of Chemical Weapons Use

THE HAGUE, Netherlands – 7 February 2018 – Recent allegations about the use of chemical weapons in the Syrian Aran Republic continue to be of grave concern to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW). The...07 February 2018Full story

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