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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

Russian Speaking First Responders Train in Chemical Emergency Response Techniques

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — 28 May 2018 — An international group of Russian speaking first responders is better equipped to deal with chemical emergencies after a course at the International Rescue Training Centre in Svetlaya...28 May 2018Full story

OPCW Director-General Visits London

THE HAGUE, Netherlands —25 May 2018 — The Director-General of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), Ambassador Ahmet Üzümcü, met with senior government officials and highlighted the chief challenges in...25 May 2018Full story

International Council of Chemical Associations Endorses Hague Ethical Guidelines

THE HAGUE, Netherlands - 23 May 2018 – The International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA) has endorsed The Hague Ethical Guidelines, a set of principles developed with facilitation by the Organisation for the Prohibition...23 May 2018Full story

State of Palestine Accedes to the Chemical Weapons Convention

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — 23 May 2018 — The State of Palestine deposited on 17 May 2018 its instrument of accession to the Chemical Weapons Convention with the Secretary-General of the United Nations, the depositary of the...23 May 2018Full story

OPCW Holds 10th Analytical Chemistry Course under Programme to Strengthen Cooperation with Africa

THE HAGUE, Netherlands – 22 May 2018 – Chemistry professionals from African Member States enhanced their chemical analysis capabilities during an Analytical Chemistry Course (ACC) jointly organised by the OPCW and Protechnik...22 May 2018Full story

OPCW Helps Build Sampling and Analysis Skills of First Responders

THE HAGUE, Netherlands - 18 May 2018 – First responders from 16 countries across the world upgraded their skills in sampling and analysis in a highly contaminated environment, during training in Częstochowa, Poland, held from 7...18 May 2018Full story

OPCW Fact-Finding Mission Confirms Likely Use of Chlorine in Saraqib, Syria

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — 16 May 2018 —The Fact-Finding Mission (FFM) of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), confirmed in a report released yesterday that chlorine was likely used as a chemical weapon...16 May 2018Full story

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