OPCW UpClose

Join OPCW interns, Katie and Alex, in this four-part video series as they go behind the scenes of the OPCW and discover more about what goes into achieving a world without chemical weapons.

The purpose of these videos is to use a new format (YouTube videos and social media) to inspire the next generation to think about careers in international affairs while educating them on the work of the OPCW. Each video includes subtitles in all six official languages of the OPCW (Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, and Spanish).

OPCW UpClose

OPCW UpClose: What's in a Sample Kit?

Discover how OPCW inspectors collect samples on missions worldwide.

OPCW UpClose: What is CALID 3?

Find out how OPCW inspectors detect the presence of chemical agents.

OPCW UpClose: What is GC-MS?

Chemical compounds are small, complex, and numerous. Learn about the equipment OPCW chemists use to identify them.

OPCW UpClose: What is the LCD 3.3?

Ever wondered how OPCW inspectors identify chemical agents such as sarin and sulfur mustard – and what happens next? Go behind-the-scenes with an OPCW chemical production technologist to find out.

Partners

OPCW thanks the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) for its partnership and assistance in sharing this series with the next generation through its Committee on Chemistry Education. 

This series is co-funded by the European Union and was filmed and produced by OPCW Public Affairs interns.

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The International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC)

The International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC)

IUPAC serves the international scientific endeavor in the dual function of a fundamental science and mission-oriented Union. The Union is in a unique position to contribute to the central interdisciplinary chemical sciences.

European Union

European Union

This project is co-funded by the European Union.

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