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Photo of Director-General Ahmet Üzümcü (left) and Dr Karl-Heinz Brunner, SDP, of the Bundestag Subcommittee on Disarmament.

OPCW Director-General Visits Germany

The Director-General of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), Ambassador Ahmet Üzümcü delivered a key note address at the opening of the Third International Symposium on Development of Chemical,...22 October 2015Full story

4th Annual WMD Summer Programme Is Completed

The 4th Summer Programme on Disarmament and Non-proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction, which is co-organised each year by the OPCW and TMC Asser Institute for international law, was held from 2-6 September 2013 in The...10 September 2013Full story

OPCW Participates in 44th World Chemistry Congress

The Director-General, Ambassador Ahmet Üzümcü, headlined the OPCW’s participation in the 44th World Chemistry Congress in Istanbul, Turkey from 11 to 16 August 2013. The congress is organised by the International Union of Pure...14 August 2013Full story

Statement on Syria Investigation

The Secretary General of the United Nations has just made an announcement that he wishes the OPCW to be part of an investigation into an incident which according to Syrian authorities might have involved the use of a chemical...21 March 2013Full story

Statement by the OPCW Director-General on Allegations of Chemical Weapons Use in Syria

The OPCW Director General, Ambassador Ahmet Üzümcü, is deeply concerned about allegations of a possible use of chemical weapons in Syria and the OPCW will continue to monitor the situation there closely. As he has stated...19 March 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

OPCW Statement on Alleged Chemical Weapons in Syria

In regard to reports in the media concerning the possible use of chemical weapons in the Syrian conflict, the Director-General of the OPCW, Ambassador Ahmet Üzümcü, has issued the following statement:“The OPCW echoes the view of...24 July 2012Full story

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