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Invitation to Apply to the Associate Programme 2018

03 August 2018 — 05 August 2018

The Hague, the Netherlands

The Technical Secretariat (hereinafter “the Secretariat”) wishes to inform Member States of its intention to hold the OPCW Associate Programme 2018 in The Hague, the Netherlands, and elsewhere from 3 August to 5 October 2018. The Programme aims to foster a better understanding of the objectives of the Chemical Weapons Convention (hereinafter “the Convention”) and to promote the peaceful uses of chemistry, with an emphasis on chemical safety.

The objectives of the Programme are to:

  1. facilitate national implementation of the Convention in relation to the chemical industry;
  2. enhance national capacities in Member States by offering training to personnel from industry, academic institutions, and government in chemistry, chemical engineering, and related areas;
  3. facilitate trade through the adoption of sound practices in the chemical industry; and
  4. broaden the talent pool for industry-related positions in the National Authorities, institutions, and economies of the Member States, as well as in the Secretariat.

The Programme is designed for chemists and chemical engineers, especially from Member States whose economies are either developing or in transition. It has been designed to give them access to the skills and experience required to operate effectively in the context of the modern chemical industry. The Programme for 2018 will accommodate 32 participants. 

Invitation to Apply to the Associate Programme 2018