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Education and Outreach Board Advises OPCW on Countering Threats to Chemical Weapons Norm

More emphasis must be placed upon education and outreach programmes that promote the knowledge and skills needed to prevent the re-emergence of chemical weapons, according to The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical...10 October 2016Full story

Emergency Response Experts Develop Skills to Analyse Chemical Warfare Agents

A new series of courses on the analysis of chemical warfare agents samples in laboratories launched in the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) Laboratory on the 3-7 October 2016. The courses are planned...07 October 2016Full story

Scientists from Africa Discuss Ways to Ensure Peaceful Uses of Nanoscience

“Latest developments in nanotechnology pose a major challenge to the chemical weapons non-proliferation regime. However, they also have enormous potential to tackle potential future chemical threats,” noted Rohan Perera, Senior...06 October 2016Full story

OPCW Concludes its 17th Edition of Associate Programme

“The Associate Programme is adding value to global efforts to ensure that chemical weapons never re-emerge, and that chemistry is applied exclusively to benefit humankind”, said the OPCW Director-General, Ambassador Ahmet Üzümcü...06 October 2016Full story

H.E. Mr Jaya Ratnam (Singapore)

H.E. Mr Jaya Ratnam of the Republic of Singapore presented his credentials to the Director-General on 5 October 2016.05 October 2016Full story

Laboratory Professionals Enhance Quality Management Skills

Analytical chemists from six of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) Member States enhanced their knowledge of laboratory quality management, during a course run by OPCW and the Finnish Institute for...05 October 2016Full story

OPCW’s Initial Assessment of NGO Report on Allegations of Chemical Weapons Use in Sudan

The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) has examined the relevant parts of the Amnesty International report regarding allegations of the use of chemical weapons in the Darfur region of Sudan. The OPCW has...29 September 2016Full story

Scientific Advisory Board Reviews the Science of Medical Response to Toxic Chemical Exposure

The science behind treatment and response to chemical agent exposure was the focus of a workshop convened by the Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons’ (OPCW), held at the...29 September 2016Full story

OPCW Examining NGO Report on Allegations of Chemical Weapons Use in Sudan

In response to questions regarding the Amnesty International report, the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) is aware that Amnesty International issued the report, “Scorched Earth, Poisoned Air: Sudanese...29 September 2016Full story

H.E. Mr. Luis Raúl Estévez López (Guatemala)

H.E. Mr. Luis Raúl Estévez López, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Guatemala to the OPCW, presented his credentials to the Director-General on 21 September 2016.21 September 2016Full story

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