Calendar of Events

Third Review Conference
8 April - 19 April 2013

This list is subject to change. All times are in Central European Time (CET). Find the full schedule of webcast events here.

8 April


  • Opening session of the 3rd Review Conference of the Chemical Weapons Convention; Statement by the Secretary-General of the United Nations and Statement by the OPCW Director-General. (Plenary Hall/World Forum)

12:00 - 12:30

  • Press conference with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and OPCW Director-General Ahmet Üzümcü (Ieper Room/OPCW)

13:45 - 15:00

  • Side Event: NGO Information Resources on the 3rd Review Conference

    Organizers: SIPRI, Non-Proliferation Monthly, CBW Events (Ieper Room/OPCW)

Tuesday 9 April

9:00 - 10:00

  • “The Future of the CWC in the post-Destruction Phase: Presentation of a special report by the EU Institute for Security Studies”

    Organiser: Belgian delegation (Ooms Room/OPCW)

13:30 - 15:00

  • NRBC Response Project and Development, “Assistance and Protection Against Chemical Weapons: ICRC's Humanitarian Perspective”

    Organiser: International Committee of the Red Cross (Ooms Room/OPCW)

13:00- 15:00

  • “20 years of German-Russian cooperation in the destruction of Chemical Weapons” Organiser: Federal Foreign Office of Germany, Division for Disarmament (Room 0.05/OPCW)

Wednesday 10 April

13:00 - 15:00

  • Sea-Dumped Chemical Weapons

    Organisers: International Dialogue on Underwater Munitions (IDUM), Governments of Lithuania and Poland (Ieper Room/OPCW)

13:30 - 15:00

  • “Achieving CWC Universality: The Future.”

    Organisers: Green Cross International/ CWC Coalition (Ooms Room/OPCW)


  • “Japan’s ACW Destruction Project in China”

    Organiser: Japan (Oceana Room /World Forum)

13:00- 14:00

  • “Swiss Proposal on Incapacitating Chemical Agents for the Third Review Conference”

    Organisers: Swiss delegation (Europe Room/World Forum)


  • NGO business meetings Organisers: CWC Coalition of NGOs (Ieper Room./OPCW)


  • Cultural event: Film as a Medium for Education and Outreach

    Organiser: SAB Temporary Working Group on Education and Outreach (Ieper Room/OPCW)

Thursday 11 April

9:00- 10:30

  • Reinforcing the Global Norm Against Chemical Weapons

    • Chemical safety & security

    • Strengthening national implementation


Organisers: CWC Coalition of NGOs (Ieper Room/OPCW)


  • Developing a program on chemical safety and security in chemical activities in Kenya

    Organisers: International Center for Chemical Safety and Security (Poland), TNO (Netherlands) (Ieper Room/OPCW)


  • “Round Table Discussions on EU support for OPCW Activities”

    Organisers: Swedish and Irish delegations leading (Europe Room/World Forum)

Friday 12 April

9:00 - 10:30

  • Legacy Issues of Chemical Weapons

    Organisers: CWC Coalition  of NGOs (Ieper Room/OPCW)

9:00 - 12:00

  • Developing a network of resource centres to support implementation of the CWC

    Organisers: International Center for Chemical Safety and Security (Poland), TNO (Netherlands) (Ooms Room/OPCW)

13:00- 14:15

  • Open Forum

    Organisers: CWC Coalition of NGOs (World Forum)


  • Nordic Countries Event Organisers: Danish delegation leading (Ooms Room/OPCW)


  • Informal session: Relevant scientific and technological developments.

    Organisers: Technical Secretariat (Ieper Room/OPCW)