Twenty-Sixth Session of the Conference of States Parties
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Video National Statements – High-ranking Officials

UK National Statement for CSP-26 by Baroness Goldie

Statement by Baroness Goldie, Minister of State in the House of Lords of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, at the Twenty-Sixth Session of the Conference of the States Parties

US National Statement at CSP-26 by Ambassador Bonnie Jenkins

Statement by Ambassador Bonnie Jenkins, Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security, at the Twenty-Sixth Session of the Conference of the States Parties

National Statements

Title Date
France: Statement by H.E. Ambassador Luis Vassy, Permanent Representative of the French Republic to the OPCW at the Twenty-Sixth Session of the Conference of the States Parties under Agenda Item 9(d) Syria 3 December 2021
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland: Statement by the Delegation of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland to the OPCW at the Twenty-Sixth Session of the Conference of the States Parties under Agenda Item 9(d) Navalny 3 December 2021
France: Statement by the delegation of the French Republic to the OPCW at the Twenty-Sixth Session of the Conference of the States Parties Explanation of Vote under Agenda Item 26 3 December 2021
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland: Statement by the Delegation of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland to the OPCW at the Twenty-Sixth Session of the Conference of the States Parties under Agenda Item 9(d) Syria 3 December 2021
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland: Statement by the Delegation of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland on behalf of the Global Partnership Against the Spread of Weapons and Materials of Mass Destruction to the OPCW at the Twenty-Sixth Session of the Conference of the States Parties 2 December 2021
Canada: Joint Statement on behalf of 54 States Parties delivered by H.E. Ambassador Lisa Helfand, Permanent Representative of Canada to the OPCW at the Twenty-Sixth Session of the Conference of the States Parties Concerning Accreditation Of Non-Governmental Organisations 1 December 2021
Switzerland: Statement by H.E. Ambassador Heinz Walker-Nederkoorn, Permanent Representative of Switzerland to the OPCW at the Twenty-Sixth Session of the Conference of the States Parties on the Draft Decision entitled “Understanding on the Aerosolised Use of Central Nervous System-Acting Chemicals for Law Enforcement Purposes” under Agenda Item 26 1 December 2021
Paraguay: Statement by H.E. Ambassador Rigoberto Gauto Vielman Permanent Representative of the Republic of Paraguay to the OPCW at the Twenty-Sixth Session of the Conference of the States Parties (Spanish) 1 December 2021
Morocco: Statement by H.E. Ambassador Abdelouahab Bellouki, Permanent Representative of the Kingdom of Morocco to the OPCW at the Twenty-Sixth Session of the Conference of the States Parties (French) 30 November 2021
Pakistan: Statement by H.E. Ambassador Suljuk Mustansar Tarar, Permanent Representative of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan to the OPCW at the Twenty-Sixth Session of the Conference of the States Parties 30 November 2021
Eswatini: Statement by H.E. Ambassador Sibusisiwe Mngomezulu, Permanent Representative of the Kingdom of Eswatini to the OPCW at the Twenty-Sixth Session of the Conference of the States Parties 29 November 2021
Saudi Arabia: Statement by H.E. Ambassador Ziad M.D. Al Atiyah, Permanent Representative of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to the OPCW at the Twenty-Sixth Session of the Conference of the States Parties (Arabic) 29 November 2021
Iran: Statement by the Delegation of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the OPCW at the Twenty-Sixth Session of the Conference of the States Parties 29 November 2021
Bulgaria: Joint Statement on behalf of 55 States Parties delivered by H.E. Ambassador Krassimir Kostov, Permanent Representative of Bulgaria to the OPCW at the Twenty-Sixth Session of the Conference of the States Parties under Agenda Item 9(d) 29 November 2021
Canada: Statement by H.E. Ambassador Lisa Helfand, Permanent Representative of Canada to the OPCW at the Twenty-Sixth Session of the Conference of the States Parties 29 November 2021
Ghana: Statement by Dr. Kwaku Afriyie, Minister Of Environment, Science, Technology And Innovation (MESTI) of The Republic of Ghana to the OPCW at the Twenty-Sixth Session of the Conference of the States Parties 29 November 2021
Netherlands: Statement by H.E. Ambassador Henk Cor van der Kwast, Permanent Representative of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to the OPCW at the Twenty-Sixth Session of the Conference of the States Parties 29 November 2021
Iran: Joint Statement on behalf of 4 Delegations delivered by the Delegation of the Islamic Republic of Iran at the 26th Session of the Conference of States Parties of the OPCW under the Subitem 26.1 “Any Other Business” on the Draft Decision entitled “Understanding Regarding the Aerosolized Use of Central Nervous System-Acting Chemicals for Law Enforcement Purposes” 29 November 2021
Spain: Statement by the Delegation of the Kingdom of Spain to the OPCW at the Twenty-Sixth Session of the Conference of the States Parties (Spanish) 26 November 2021
Ecuador: Statement by H.E. Ambassador Andrés Terán Parral, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Ecuador to the OPCW at the Twenty-Fifth Session of the Conference of the States Parties (Spanish) 26 November 2021
Switzerland: Statement by H.E. Heinz Walker-Nederkoorn Permanent representative of the Swiss Confederation to the OPCW at the Twenty-Sixth Session of the Conference of the States Parties 26 November 2021
Australia: Statement by H.E. Ambassador Matthew Neuhaus, Permanent Representative of Australia to the OPCW at the Twenty-Sixth Session of the Conference of the States Parties 26 November 2021
Iran: Statement by the Delegation of the Islamic Republic of Iran on the Attendance of the Israeli Regime at the Twenty-Sixth Session of the Conference of States Parties 26 November 2021
China: Statement by the H.E. Ambassador Tan Jian, Permanent Representative of The People's Republic of China to the OPCW at the Twenty-Sixth Session of the Conference of the States Parties 25 November 2021
Germany: Statement by H.E. Ambassador Gudrun Lingner, Permanent Representative of the Federal Republic of Germany to the OPCW at the Twenty-Sixth Session of the Conference of the States Parties 25 November 2021
Costa Rica: Statement by H.E. Ambassador Arnoldo Brenes Castro, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Costa Rica to the OPCW at the Twenty-Sixth Session of the Conference of the States Parties (Spanish) 24 November 2021
Turkey: Statement by H.E. Ambassador Șaban Dișli, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Turkey to the OPCW at the Twenty-Sixth Session of the Conference of the States Parties 24 November 2021
Russian Federation: Statement by the Delegation of the Russian Federation to the OPCW at the Twenty-Sixth Session of the Conference of the States Parties 24 November 2021
Japan: Statement by H.E. Ambassador Hidehisa Horinouchi, Permanent Representative of Japan to the OPCW at the Twenty-Sixth Session of the Conference of the States Parties 24 November 2021
Kenya: Statement by H.E. Ambassador Lawrence Lenayapa, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Kenya to the OPCW at the Twenty-Sixth Session of the Conference of the States Parties 23 November 2021
New Zealand: Statement by H.E. Ambassador Lyndal Walker, Permanent Representative of the New Zealand to the OPCW at the Twenty-Sixth Session of the Conference of the States Parties 23 November 2021
Romania: Statement by H.E. Ambassador Lucian Fătu, Permanent Representative of Romania to the OPCW at the Twenty-Sixth Session of the Conference of the States Parties 22 November 2021
El Salvador: Statement by the Delegation of the Republic of El Salvador to the OPCW at the Twenty Sixth Session of the Conference of the States Parties (Spanish) 22 November 2021
Lithuania: Statement by H.E. Ambassador Vidmantas Purlys, Permanent Representative of Lithuania to the OPCW at the Twenty-Sixth Session of the Conference of the States Parties 19 November 2021
Austria: Statement by H.E. Ambassador Astrid Harz, Permanent Representative of Austria to the OPCW at the Twenty-Sixth Session of the Conference of the States Parties 19 November 2021
Czech Republic: Statement by H.E. Ambassador Kateřina Sequensová, Permanent Representative of the Czech Republic to the OPCW at the Twenty-Sixth Session of the Conference of the States Parties 19 November 2021
State of Palestine: Statement by H.E. Ambassador Rawan Sulaiman, Permanent Representative of the State of Palestine to the OPCW at the Twenty-Sixth Session of the Conference of the States Parties (Arabic) 19 November 2021
Finland: Statement by H.E. Ambassador Päivi Kaukoranta, Permanent Representative of Finland to the OPCW at the Twenty-Sixth Session of the Conference of the States Parties 19 November 2021
France: Statement by H.E. Ambassador Luis Vassy, Permanent Representative of France to the OPCW at the Twenty-Sixth Session of the Conference of the States Parties 19 November 2021
United States of America: Statement by Ambassador Bonnie Jenkins, Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security of the United States of America at the Twenty-Sixth Session of the Conference of the States Parties 19 November 2021
Sweden: Statement by H.E. Ambassador Johannes Oljelund, Permanent Representative of Sweden to the OPCW at the Twenty-Sixth Session of the Conference of the States Parties 19 November 2021
Latvia: Statement by H.E. Ambassador Aiga Liepiņa, Permanent Representative of Latvia to the OPCW at the Twenty-Sixth Session of the Conference of the States Parties 19 November 2021
Republic of Korea: Statement by H.E. Ambassador Yeondoo Jeong, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Korea to the OPCW at the Twenty-Sixth Session of the Conference of the States Parties 19 November 2021
Italy: Statement by the Delegation of Italy to the OPCW at the Twenty-Sixth Session of the Conference of the States Parties 18 November 2021
Indonesia: Statement by H.E. Ambassador Mayerfas, Permanent Representative of Indonesia to the OPCW at the Twenty-Sixth Session of the Conference of the States Parties 18 November 2021
Norway: Statement by H.E. Ambassador Bård Ivar Svendsen, Permanent Representative of Norway to the OPCW at the Twenty-Sixth Session of the Conference of the States Parties 17 November 2021
Philippines: Statement by H.E. Ambassador Jose Eduardo Malaya III, Permanent Representative of the Philippines to the OPCW at the Twenty-Sixth Session of the Conference of the States Parties 15 November 2021

NGO Video Statements

Accountability for Old, Abandoned, and Sea Dumped Chemical Weapons

Statement written and presented by Kathryn Millett (Biosecure Ltd.) for CSP-26.

Chemical Security and the Prevention of Chemical Terrorism

Statement presented by Hubert Foy (African Center for Science and International Security (AFRICSIS)), Richard Cupitt (The Stimson Center), and Nivedita Das Kundu (United Services Institution of India).

Next Steps in Strengthening Controls Over Novichok Agents and Precursors

Statement written by Dr. Paul Walker (Arms Control Association) for CSP-26.

CWC National Implementation

Statement written by Thomas Brown, Yasemin Balci, Sonia Drobysz, Suzanna Khoshabi (VERTIC); Rajiv Nayan (Institute for Defence Studies and Analysis); Timur Cherikov (Center for Non-Proliferation and Export Control); and Sherko Ahmad Abdulla (Green Environmental Organization) at CSP-26.

The Chemical Weapons Convention and National Compliance

Statement written by Daryl Kimball (Arms Control Association) and Paul F. Walker (Arms Control Association) for CSP-26. Statement presented by Leanne Quinn (Arms Control Association).

Strengthening Education, Outreach and Other Public Health Initiatives in All Member States

Statement written by Deborah Klein Walker (American Public Health Association), Maria Espona (ArgIQ – Argentina Information Quality), and Nivedita Das Kundu (United Services Institution of India) for CSP-26.

U.S. Chemical Weapons Stockpile Elimination

Statement written by Craig Williams (Kentucky Environmental Foundation) for CSP-26.

Organisational Governance and Evolution within the OPCW

Statement written by Alexander Ghionis (The Harvard Sussex Program) for CSP-26.

Chemical Weapons Victims’ Medical Needs

Statement written by Homeyra Karimivahed (The Organization for Defending Sardasht Victims of Chemical Weapons), Kathryn Millett (Biosecure Ltd.), and Elaheh Pooyandeh (Tehran Peace Museum) for CSP-26.

Regulation of Law Enforcement Use of Toxic Chemicals

Statement written by Dr. Michael Crowley (University of Bradford, UK) and Dr. Malcolm Dando (University of Bradford, UK) for CSP-26.

NGO Written Statements

Title Date
CSP-26 NGO Statement on U.S. Chemical Weapons Stockpile Elimination: Statement prepared by Craig Williams (Kentucky Environmental Foundation) 25 November 2021
CSP-26 NGO Statement on CWC National Implementation: Statement prepared by Thomas Brown, Yasemin Balci, Sonia Drobysz, Suzanna Khoshabi (VERTIC); Timur Cherikov (Center for Non-Proliferation and Export Control); Sherko Ahmad Abdulla (Green Environmental Organization) 25 November 2021
CSP-26 NGO Statement on Chemical Weapons Victims’ Medical Needs: Statement prepared by Homeyra Karimivahed (The Organization for Defending Sardasht Victims of Chemical Weapons); Kathryn Millett (Biosecure Ltd); Elaheh Pooyandeh (Tehran Peace Museum) 25 November 2021
CSP-26 NGO Statement on Strengthening Education, Outreach and Other Public Health Initiatives in All Member States: Statement prepared by Deborah Klein Walker (American Public Health Association); Maria Espona (ArgIQ - Argentina Information Quality); Nivedita Das Kundu (United Services Institution of India) 25 November 2021
CSP-26 NGO Statement on Accountability for Old, Abandoned, and Sea Dumped Chemical Weapons: Statement prepared by Kathryn Millett (Biosecure Ltd) 25 November 2021
CSP-26 NGO Statement on Next Steps in Strengthening Controls Over Novichok Agents and Precursors: Statement prepared by Dr. Paul Walker (Arms Control Association) 25 November 2021
CSP-26 NGO Statement on Organisational Governance and Evolution within the OPCW: Statement prepared by Alexander Ghionis (The Harvard Sussex Program) 25 November 2021
CSP-26 NGO Statement on The Chemical Weapons Convention and National Compliance: Statement prepared by Daryl Kimball and Paul F. Walker (Arms Control Association) 25 November 2021
CSP-26 NGO Statement on Regulation of Law Enforcement Use of Toxic Chemicals: Statement prepared by Dr. Michael Crowley (University of Bradford, UK); Dr. Malcolm Dando (University of Bradford, UK) 25 November 2021
CSP-26 NGO Statement on Chemical Security and the Prevention of Chemical Terrorism: Statement prepared by Hubert Foy (African Center for Science and International Security (AFRICSIS); Richard Cupitt (The Stimson Center); Nivedita das Kundu (United Services Institution of India) 25 November 2021

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