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International Cooperation

Inspectors mentoring Associates during a table-top exercise on OPCW inspections in 2011.

While the Convention seeks to ban chemical weapons, it also provides for international cooperation among States Parties in the pursuit of chemistry for peaceful purposes.

International cooperation is promoted in many areas: from sponsoring chemical research to guaranteeing legal assistance; from developing and improving laboratory capacity to specialised internships and training in CWC implementation and safe chemical management.


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Capacity Building Programmes
An overview of the international cooperation programmes and their purposes.
Related Documents
Documents related to International Cooperation.
Information Service
A description of the type of information provided by the Secretariat.
Related Events
Events related to International Cooperation in the Peaceful Uses of Chemistry.

Related News

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Relevant CWC Provisions

The Chemical Weapons Convention dedicates its Article XI to the Economic and Technological Development.


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