Encouraging the economic and technological development of States Parties through free participation in the exchange of chemicals, equipment, and scientific and technical information for the peaceful uses of chemistry.
The Technical Secretariat periodically hosts workshops to enhance international cooperation and capacity building activities under Article XI.
Workshops provide Member States with opportunities to review and evaluate programmes focused on integrated chemicals management, enhancing laboratory capabilities, and promoting chemical knowledge.
- National capacity-building for the research, development, storage, production, and safe use of chemicals for purposes not prohibited under the Convention.
- Promoting networking and exchange among scientific communities, academic institutions, chemical-industry associations, non-governmental organisations, and regional and international institutions.
- Enhancing the effectiveness of current international-cooperation programmes of the OPCW.
- Measures by States Parties and the OPCW to facilitate States Parties’ participation in the fullest possible exchange of chemicals, equipment, and scientific and technical information relating to the development and application of chemistry, in accordance with the provisions of the Convention.