Statement by the Director-General of the OPCW, Fernando Arias, to commemorate the 1987 chemical weapon attack on Sardasht, Iran


OPCW’s Director-General meets New Zealand’s Minister for Disarmament and Arms Control

Online bilateral discussion covers implementation of Chemical Weapons Convention, Syria, promotion of peaceful uses of chemistry, and possible responses to evolving threats

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France contributes €500,000 to support OPCW’s cybersecurity resilience

The Organisation is upgrading its security infrastructure to meet current and future challenges


Latin American and Caribbean Member States expand capacity of First Responders to handle chemical emergencies

The training developed skills needed to protect populations during incidents involving chemical warfare agents and toxic industrial chemicals

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National Authorities from Asia support stronger national stakeholder engagement for CWC implementation

The regional meeting allows Member States to share experiences, enhance cooperation, and find solutions to challenges in fulfilling their obligations under the Convention

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OPCW strengthens promotion of Responsible Care® initiative in global chemical industry


OPCW partners with national authorities, industry and academia to advance safety and security in chemical laboratories

Lab professionals from 17 countries share best practice and test response skills in scenarios involving hazardous chemicals

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Ireland contributes €100,000 to OPCW’s Trust Fund for Syria Missions

Ireland provides support to the work of the OPCW’s missions and contingency operations in the Syrian Arab Republic

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OPCW Director-General briefs United Nations Security Council on the Syrian chemical dossier


National Authorities from OPCW’s Eastern Europe region strengthen cooperation

Experts meet to discuss examples of best practice in CWC implementation, new tools to aid the declaration process, gender aspects of chemical safety and security, and the objectives of the planned ChemTech Centre


OPCW assists Member States from Southern African Development Community in strengthening response to chemical risks

New online self-assessment tool enables countries to take stock of threats to chemical security and devise improvement measures


Flagship OPCW programme equips chemistry professionals with skills to succeed in modern chemical industry

Online version of Associate Programme helps participants develop knowledge of industry’s obligations under the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) and strategies to improve chemical plant safety and security

OPCW Basics

A video series that explains the fundamentals of the Chemical Weapons Convention and the OPCW’s work

OPCW Vacancies

Head, Documents, Registration and Archiving Section (P-4)

Division: Verification Deadline: 9 July 2021

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Software Developer (GS-6)

Division: Administration Deadline: 1 July 2021

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Contract Management Officer (P-3)

Division: Administration Deadline: 13 July 2021

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Senior Coordination and Planning Officer

Division: Implementation Support Branch Deadline: 10 July 2021

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Diversity and Inclusion Officer P-2

Division: Administration Deadline: 14 July 2021

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Electrical & Audiovisual Technician (GS-6)

Division: Administration Deadline: 16 July 2021

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Head, Budget and Finance (P-5)

Division: Administration Deadline: 22 July 2021

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OPCW will be exhibiting at all NCT Virtual Hubs!