Conference of States Parties of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons

Conférence des états parties de l'Organisation pour l'interdiction des armes chimiques
Conferencia de los Estados Partes de la Organización para la Prohibición de las Armas Quimicas

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6 May 1997, The Hague (Netherlands), at first session, as principal organ of Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), following the coming into force of Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and on Their Destruction (CWC), 29 Apr 1997. Planning organization: Preparatory Commission for the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons.


Implement the provisions of the 'Chemical Weapons Convention' in order to achieve OPCW's vision of a world both free of chemical weapons and in which cooperation in chemistry for peaceful purposes for all is fostered; contribute to international security and stability, to general and complete disarmament and to global and economic development.

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Ensures compliance with the Convention; decides on programme and budget and scale of financial contributions to be paid by States Parties; approves annual report of OPCW; elects member of Council; appoints Director-General; fosters international cooperation for peaceful purposes in the field of chemical activities; reviews scientific and technological developments that could affect the Convention.


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Subjects *

  • Fundamental Sciences
    • Chemicals
  • Defence
    • Arms
  • Government
    • Nation State
  • Law
    • Prohibition
  • International Relations
    • Disarmament
  • Security
    • Security
  • Peace
    • Peace

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions



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