OPCW Member States from French speaking countries in Africa enhance understanding of legislative and regulatory issues in chemical security

As chemical industry and trade grow in Africa, training course responds to the need for Member States and industry to work together to address greater risks to chemical security


First Responders from Latin America and the Caribbean expand chemical emergency skills

Rapid and accurate detection of toxic chemicals and chemical warfare agents is essential in crisis situations.

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Laboratory training helps chemists advance their analytical capabilities and knowledge of chemicals relevant to the Chemical Weapons Convention

Series of three OPCW online courses support laboratories seeking to better implement the global ban on chemical weapons and ensure chemistry is used exclusively for the benefit of humankind


First Responders from across the globe enhance skills in handling toxic chemical incidents

OPCW training delivered under Article X of the Chemical Weapons Convention assists Member States in building stronger chemical emergency response capabilities and better protect populations.

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OPCW Confidentiality Commission elects new chairperson

The Commission is essential to upholding trust in the rules governing the handling of confidential information at the OPCW.

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Chemical industry and National Authority representatives discuss experiences of national implementation

The annual event is crucial for raising awareness of the Chemical Weapons Convention at a national level and ensuring strong links with chemical industry.

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France contributes €230,000 to fund special projects under the OPCW Programme for Africa

Contributions will support OPCW’s work on preparedness for chemical incidents and attacks, as well as on enhancing the CWC national implementing legislation in addressing threats from non-state actors.


OPCW Member States from Latin America and the Caribbean equip customs authorities with knowledge on chemical trade control

Training customs officers in transfer regime of scheduled chemicals is crucial to ensure non-proliferation of chemical weapons.

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First Responders from Latin America and the Caribbean develop expertise in tools to manage chemical incidents

OPCW Member States continue to benefit from expert training in chemical emergency management — helping implement Article X (Assistance and Protection) of the Chemical Weapons Convention


OPCW and University of Wuppertal build Member State capacity in preventing chemical explosions

Training developed fundamental knowledge and innovative industry solutions for explosion protection, error management, and safe and peaceful use of chemicals.

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OPCW assists Asian industry and policy-makers in improving safety and security of transportation of chemicals

Advanced training focussed on land transportation and benefitted both experienced professionals and next generation of chemical experts and policy-makers.

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Andorra contributes €11,000 to Trust Fund for Victims of Chemical Weapons and future OPCW Centre for Chemistry and Technology

OPCW Basics

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

OPCW Vacancies

Linguist (Russian)(P-3)(Re-advertised)

Division: Policy-Making Organs Deadline: 30 October 2021

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Head, Laboratory (P-5)

Division: Verification Deadline: 11 November 2021

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Senior Political Affairs Officer (P-4)

Division: External Relations Deadline: 18 November 2021

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Treasury Officer/Associate Accountant (P-2)

Division: Administration Deadline: 21 November 2021

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