OPCW Provides Somalia Assistance to Begin CWC Implementation

Friday, 13 September 2013

The Somali delegation with OPCW Deputy Director-General Mrs Grace Asirwatham and members of OPCW staff.

The OPCW organised a special 2-day induction programme on 12 and 13 September 2013 for a group of senior government representatives from the Federal Republic of Somalia to assist country’s implementation of the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC).

The delegation was headed by H.E. Ambassador Yusuf Mohamed Ismail Bari-Bari, Permanent Representative of Somalia to the United Nations in Geneva, together with Mr Mohamed Sheik Hassan Hamud, Member of the National Security Advisory Team, and Mr Mohamed Ali Jama, Senior Security Advisor to the Prime Minister.

Somalia acceded to the CWC on 29 May of this year and the treaty came into force 30 days later on 28 June, thereby making Somalia the CWC’s 189th State Party. This is the first time that officials from Somalia visited the OPCW and attended a programme as representatives of a State Party.

The Deputy Director-General, Mrs Grace Asirwatham, welcomed the delegation on behalf of the Director-General and expressed the readiness of the OPCW Technical Secretariat to assist by all means Somalia’s implementation efforts.  Thanking the Secretariat for organising the induction programme, the Somali delegation sought the cooperation and assistance of the OPCW in order to enhance the necessary capacity of Somalia to implement the CWC.

The programme included elements on rights and obligations of States Parties under the Convention, initial implementation measures for a new State Party, international cooperation and assistance functions of the Technical Secretariat, verification-related national requirements, and the overall institutional setup and operations of the OPCW. The delegation also paid a visit to the OPCW Laboratory.


Categories: Africa, National implementation

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 Director-General Visits London

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — 26 May 2017 — The Director-General of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), Ambassador Ahmet Üzümcü met with senior UK officials and delivered the keynote address to the 20th...26 May 2017Full story

OPCW Director-General Visits Rome

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — 23 May 2017 — The Director-General of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), Ambassador Ahmet Üzümcü visited Rome from 22-23 May to attend and deliver a keynote address at a side...23 May 2017Full story

Regional meeting of National Authorities of Eastern Europe pays tribute to OPCW achievements and discusses next steps

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — 19 May 2017 – Representatives from 21 Eastern European States came together to discuss progress, achievements and challenges faced by the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), at...19 May 2017Full story

Georgia Receives Assistance in Developing Next Steps for Legislation on the CWC

THE HAGUE, Netherlands – 19 May 2017 – Representatives from Government Ministries in Georgia received technical assistance from the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) in developing national implementing...19 May 2017Full story

Deputy Minister Liu, Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of China visits the OPCW

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — 18 May 2017 — The Director-General of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), Ambassador Ahmet Üzümcü, and the Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Industry and Information...18 May 2017Full story

H.E. Mr Ata Serdarov (Turkmenistan)

H.E. Mr Ata Serdarov, Permanent Representative of Turkmenistan to the OPCW, presented his credentials to the Director-General on 17 May 2017.17 May 2017Full story

H.E. Mr Od Och (Mongolia)

H.E. Mr Od Och, Permanent Representative of Mongolia to the OPCW, presented his credentials to the Director-General on 17 May 2017.17 May 2017Full story

Women as Forces for the Peaceful Use of Chemistry Reaffirmed at OPCW Symposium

THE HAGUE, Netherlands – 17 May 2017 – Women from various walks of professional life gathered together at the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons’ (OPCW) Second Symposium on Women in Chemistry to discuss ways of...17 May 2017Full story

Safety Standards Improved in Latin American Research Labs

THE HAGUE, the Netherlands — 15 May 2017 — laboratory personnel gained in-depth knowledge needed to nurture a culture of safety, security and responsibility in research and academia, during a course on chemical safety and...15 May 2017Full story

Foreign Minister of Indonesia Visits OPCW

THE HAGUE, the Netherlands — 9 May 2017 — H.E. Mrs Retno Marsudi, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Indonesia, visited the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) on 8 May 2017 and met with its...09 May 2017Full story

Displaying 1 to 10 of 1759
<< First < Previous 1-10 11-20 21-30 31-40 41-50 51-60 61-70 Next > Last >>