Nauru Ratifies the Chemical Weapons Convention

The Director-General of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), Ambassador José M. Bustani, welcomes the ratification of the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) by the Republic of Nauru; the Pacific island...15 November 2001Full story

Commemorating the Victims of Chemical Weapons

On 22 April 1915, the first large-scale use of poison gas occurred in Ieper, Belgium. Consequently, thousands of people were killed on this site. The horrific impact of the use of chemicals in warfare is indelibly etched in the...12 November 2001Full story

National Authorities Courses Conclude

The National Authority courses are part of the implementation support programmes of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) that seek to satisfy States Parties implementation requirements. From 5-9...09 November 2001Full story

OPCW and UNITAR – The Sound Management of Chemicals

The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) and the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) have jointly conducted a four day thematic workshop entitled "Strengthening National Capacities...09 November 2001Full story

Closing Address to the Associate Programme 2001

As you know, this year's Associate Programme brought together 11 participants from countries whose economies are in a state of development or transition, namely Algeria, Armenia, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Lithuania,...16 October 2001Full story

Combatting Chemical Terrorism

The Fifth Annual Assistance Coordination Workshop will be held in Vienna, Austria from 15 to 18 October 2001. In light of recent terrorist attacks and the threat of chemical terrorism, this workshop, hosted by the Organisation...15 October 2001Full story

Second Course of the OPCW Associate Programme Concluded

The second OPCW Associate Programme, which began on 6 August 2001, came to a close today. All eleven trainees—from Algeria, Armenia, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Lithuania, Morocco, Pakistan, Peru, and Zimbabwe—successfully...15 October 2001Full story

H.E. Mr Carlos J Argüllo Gómez (Nicaragua)

H.E. Mr Carlos J Argüllo Gómez of Nicaragua presented his credentials to the Director-General on 12 October, 2001.12 October 2001Full story

OPCW Associate Programme 2001: Reflections of a Participant

Overview I was privileged to be selected among the twelve associates for the OPCW Associate Programme 2001. The programme was designed primarily to contribute to the development of chemistry and chemical engineering in...11 October 2001Full story

The OPCW’s Role in Combating Terrorism

In the wake of the horrific terrorist attacks of 11 September 2001, the Executive Council of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) considered, at the initiative of the OPCW Director-General, Ambassador...28 September 2001Full story