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Myanmar Joins Chemical Weapons Convention

Myanmar deposited its instrument of ratification of the Chemical Weapons Convention on 8 July.  After 30 days, the Convention will enter into force for Myanmar, raising its membership to 191 States Parties. Welcoming...09 July 2015Full story

OPCW Director-General Welcomes Agreement on Syrian Chemical Weapons

The Director-General of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), Ambassador Ahmet Üzümcü, has welcomed the agreement on chemical weapons in Syria that was announced today following talks held in Geneva...14 September 2013Full story

Workshops Organised in Luanda to Support Angola’s Accession to the Chemical Weapons Convention

The OPCW co-organized two workshops in Luanda on 22 and 23 April 2013 that were designed to support Angola’s accession to the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) and the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention (BWC). The Foreign...26 April 2013Full story

OPCW Technical Assistance Visit to Myanmar

A team of senior OPCW officials recently completed a 3-day technical assistance visit to Nay Pyi Taw that was undertaken at the request of the Government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar.The Republic of the Union of...22 February 2013Full 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

Syria and the OPCW

The OPCW is following the recent media reports and other published information on developments in Syria. Syria reportedly possesses significant stockpiles of chemical weapons, including highly lethal nerve agents. However,...18 July 2012Full story

Training Course for National Authorities of Asian States Parties in Fulfilling CWC Article VI Declaration Requirements

The OPCW, with the assistance of a voluntary contribution from the Government of Qatar, conducted a training course for representatives of Asian National Authorities involved in fulfilling Article VI declaration requirements of...29 February 2012Full story

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