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Destruction of Syrian chemical weapons completed

Veolia, the US firm contracted by the OPCW to dispose of part of the Syrian chemical weapons stockpile, has completed disposal of 75 cylinders of hydrogen fluoride at its facility in Texas. This completes destruction of all...04 January 2016Full story

OPCW Executive Council gravely concerned about continuing use of chemical weapons in Syria

In a meeting today, the Executive Council of the OPCW adopted by consensus a decision [PDF, 34 KB] expressing grave concern regarding the findings of the Fact-Finding Mission that chemical weapons have once again been used in the...23 November 2015Full story

Director-General circulates OPCW FFM Reports to States Parties

The Director-General has circulated to States Parties three reports submitted to him by the OPCW Fact Finding Mission (FFM). The FFM had been tasked to look into three separate sets of incidents in which the use of toxic...06 November 2015Full story

The Executive Director of the United Nations Office for Projects Services (UNOPS) Visits the OPCW

The Executive Director of the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS), Ms Grete Faremo, visited the OPCW Headquarters on 19 June 2015 and met with the Director-General, Ambassador Üzümcü. Ambassador Üzümcü and Ms...22 June 2015Full story

Disposal of effluents from neutralised Syrian chemical weapons completed

The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) welcomes the completion of disposal of effluents resulting from neutralisation operations aboard the US vessel Cape Ray.  These operations governed the...17 June 2015Full story

Allegations of toxic chemical attacks in Syria

Commenting on recent reports about alleged toxic chemical attacks in Syria, the OPCW Director-General, Ambassador Ahmet Üzümcü, said, "We have been monitoring the recent reports suggesting that toxic chemicals may have been...25 March 2015Full story

OPCW adopts a decision on reports of the Fact-Finding Mission

In a meeting today, the Executive Council of the OPCW adopted a decision [PDF - 18 KB] expressing its serious concern regarding the findings of the Fact-Finding Mission, made with a high degree of confidence, that chlorine had...04 February 2015Full story

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