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OPCW Director-General Visits Russia to Mark Closure of Maradykovsky Chemical Weapons Destruction Facility

At the invitation of the Government of the Russian Federation, OPCW Director-General Ahmet Üzümcü participated today in a ceremony marking the completion of operations at the Maradykovsky Chemical Weapons Destruction Facility in...30 October 2015Full story

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OPCW reaches three thousand industry inspections milestone

The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) today completed four chemical industry inspections in different geographic regions of the world, bringing the total number of such inspections to three...21 August 2015Full story

OPCW Executive Council Visits China to Review Progress on Destruction of Abandoned Chemical Weapons

A high-level delegation representing the OPCW Executive Council visited the People’s Republic of China from 8-12 June 2015 to assess the status of efforts to destroy chemical weapons abandoned by Japan on the territory of China....12 June 2015Full story

OPCW Participates at Major Chemical Weapons Conference

The OPCW Director-General, Ambassador Ahmet Üzümcü, visited London on 3 – 4 June 2015, where he addressed the 18th International Chemical Weapons Demilitarisation Conference (CWD). Hosted by the United Kingdom’s Defence Science...08 June 2015Full story

Major milestone reached as 90% of global chemical weapon stocks destroyed

OPCW Director-General, Ambassador Ahmet Üzümcü, today announced that 90% of declared chemical weapons had been verified by the OPCW as destroyed.  This includes stocks of unitary weapons, such as sulfur mustard, and primary...28 May 2015Full story

Libya Completes Destruction of Its Bulk Sulfur Mustard Stockpile

Libya has completed the destruction of sulfur mustard agent that was stored in bulk in transportation containers at the depot in Ruwagha, bringing the total amount of Category 1 chemical weapons destroyed by Libya to 22.3 metric...06 May 2013Full story

U.S. Acting Under Secretary Gottemoeller Visits the OPCW

The United States Acting Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security, Rose Gottemoeller, visited the OPCW headquarters in The Hague today where she delivered an address on “Arms Control in the Information...06 September 2012Full story

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