European Union Donates €12 Million for Destruction of Syrian Chemicals

Monday, 17 February 2014

The European Union has donated €12 million to finance the destruction of chemicals from Syria’s chemical weapons programme that are to be destroyed outside the country at commercial facilities. 

The donation was formalised at a contract signing ceremony today in Brussels with the OPCW Director-General, Ambassador Ahmet Üzümcü, and the EU Development Commissioner, Mr Andris Piebalgs.

The EU funds will add to the €22.7 million in voluntary contributions that have been pledged to the Syria Trust Fund by OPCW States Parties.   

“On behalf of the OPCW, I wish to express appreciation to the European Union for this generous support, which will help enable the OPCW to ensure the destruction of Syria’s chemicals within the agreed timelines,” the Director-General said. 

For more details on the OPCW’s activities in Syria, visit our special web page at: http://www.opcw.org/news-room/syria-and-the-opcw/


For further information, please contact OPCW Public Affairs. +31 (0) 70 416 3242, public.affairs@opcw.org | ORGANISATION FOR THE PROHIBITION OF CHEMICAL WEAPONS, Johan de Wittlaan 32, 2517 JR The Hague, The Netherlands

Follow OPCW on Facebook and Twitter.

More news

OPCW and International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry Take Partnership to New Level

The Director-General of the Organisation for the Prohibition for Chemical Weapons (OPCW),  Ambassador Ahmet Üzümcü, and the President of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC), Professor Natalia...01 December 2016Full story

Chemical Industry Councils and Scientific Societies Condemn Use of Chlorine as Weapon

The International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) and more than 40 international and national scientific chemical societies from Africa, Europe, the Middle East, and North America have condemned recently the use of...29 November 2016Full story

Conference of the States Parties Convenes to Set Course for OPCW in 2017

The need to uphold the norm against the use of chemical weapons by anyone under any circumstances was the fundamental message from the opening day of the Twenty-First Session of the Conference of the States Parties (CSP) to the...28 November 2016Full story

H.E. Mr Htin Lynn (Myanmar)

H.E. Mr Htin Lynn, Permanent Representative of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar to the OPCW, presented his credentials to the Director-General on 28 November 2016.28 November 2016Full story

Afghanistan’s Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Visits OPCW

The Director-General of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), Ambassador Ahmet Üzümcü, and the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, H.E. Mr Hekmat Khalil Karzai,...24 November 2016Full story

States Enhance their Chemical Response and Protection Capabilities through OPCW Training

The emergency response and protection capabilities of 18 States Parties to the Chemical Weapons Convention received a substantial boost, as a new cluster of first responders wrapped up training at the 6th International Advanced...23 November 2016Full story

Statement from the OPCW Spokesperson in Response to Media Inquiries About the Russian Federation’s Offer to Provide Samples and Other Material

The Organisation for the Prohibition for Chemical Weapons (OPCW) recently received an offer from Russian authorities to provide some samples and other material in relation to an incident of alleged use of chemicals as weapons in...22 November 2016Full story

France’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development Visits OPCW

The Director-General of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), Ambassador Ahmet Üzümcü, and the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development of France, H.E. Mr Jean-Marc Ayrault, reaffirmed...21 November 2016Full story

H.E. Mrs Rosa Batoréu (Portugal)

H.E. Mrs Rosa Batoréu, Permanent Representative of the Portuguese Republic to the OPCW, presented her credentials to the Director-General on 21 November 2016.21 November 2016Full story

Peaceful Development and Use of Chemistry Takes Centre Stage at Seoul Workshop

Advancement of key chemical safety and security capacities were at the core of the Fifth Workshop on Peaceful Development and Use of Chemistry, carried out by the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) in...18 November 2016Full story

Displaying 1 to 10 of 1707
<< First < Previous 1-10 11-20 21-30 31-40 41-50 51-60 61-70 Next > Last >>