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Director-General’s Statement on behalf of the OPCW to Commemorate the 31st Anniversary of the 1987 Chemical Weapon Attack on Sardasht, Iran

Every year on 28 June, we come together to mourn the men and women who perished and those who continue to suffer the terrible after-effects of the chemical attack on the Iranian town of Sardasht. The name Sardasht, like Ieper and...28 June 2018Full story

CWC Conference of the States Parties Adopts Decision Addressing the Threat from Chemical Weapons Use

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — 27 June 2018 —Today, the Fourth Special Session of the Conference of the States Parties to the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) adopted a decision on addressing the threat from chemical weapons use. The...27 June 2018Full story

Medical Responders Expand Knowledge in Management of Chemical Casualties

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — 25 June 2018 — An international group of medical professionals enhanced their operational skills in pre-hospital care for chemical casualties during a training held at the International Rescuers Training...25 June 2018Full story

OPCW Director-General Visits the United States

THE HAGUE, Netherlands— 22 June 2018 —The Director-General of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), Ambassador Ahmet Üzümcü, met with Deputy Secretary of State for the U.S. Department of State, Mr John...22 June 2018Full story

H.E. Mrs Sheila Sealy Monteith (Jamaica)

H.E. Mrs Sheila Sealy Monteith, Permanent Representative of Jamaica to the OPCW, presented her credentials to the Director-General on 21 June 2018.21 June 2018Full story

State of Palestine Joins the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons

THE HAGUE, Netherlands —21 June 2018—The State of Palestine became a State Party to the Chemical Weapons Convention, bringing the total number of OPCW Member States to 193. The State of Palestine deposited its instrument of...21 June 2018Full story

H.E. Mr. Vladimir Radulović (Montenegro)

H.E. Mr. Vladimir Radulović, Permanent Representative of Montenegro to the OPCW, presented his credentials to the Director-General on 21 June 2018.21 June 2018Full story

First Responders from Asia Enhance Skills to Manage Chemical Emergencies

THE HAGUE, Netherlands – 19 June 2018 – First Responders from Asia increased their skills in handling emergencies involving chemical weapons and toxic industrial chemicals (TICs) during the 13th  edition of the ...19 June 2018Full story

OPCW Confidentiality Commission Elects New Chairperson, Reviews Procedures

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — 19 June 2018 — The Commission for the Settlement of Disputes Related to Confidentiality elected a new Chairperson during its annual meeting held on 7 and 8 May at the seat of the Organisation for the...19 June 2018Full story

First Responders Train to Handle Live Chemical Warfare Agents

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — 19 June 2018 — Fifteen first responders from across the globe learned how to handle live warfare agents during a training held in Zemianske Kostol’any, Slovakia, from 4 to 14 June. During the training –...19 June 2018Full story

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