Director General Archive

Director General rescinds Goodwill Ambassador appointment

22 October 2017Over the last few days, I have reflected on my appointment of H.E. President Robert Mugabe as WHO Goodwill Ambassador for NCDs in Africa. As a result I have decided to rescind the appointment. I have listened carefully to all who have expressed their concerns, and heard the different issues that they have

OPCW Director-General Calls for Ethics in Science During Visit to Australia

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — 26 July 2017 — The Director-General of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), Ambassador Ahmet Üzümcü, visited Australia on 24 and 25 July. In Canberra, he briefed senior officials from across a number of agencies on current issues and exchanged views with them at a roundtable at the

Positive disruptions in the pharma world

Mumbai, July 21, 2017:  The Organisation of Pharmaceutical Producers of India (OPPI) held its fifth annual HR summit in the city, today. The participants were drawn together to discuss this year’s theme ‘3D – Future of Pharma’ in the context of the growing importance and impact of diversity, digitalization and design thinking in brands. In

WHO urges action against HIV drug resistance threat

20 July 2017 | GENEVA: The World Health Organization (WHO) alerts countries to the increasing trend of resistance to HIV drugs detailed in a report based on national surveys conducted in several countries. The Organization warns that this growing threat could undermine global progress in treating and preventing HIV infection if early and effective action

Statement on the pernicious impact of corruption on trade and development at event celebrating the 50th Anniversary of UNCITRAL

4 July 2017 VIENNA, 4 July (UN Information Service) – On behalf of the UN Office at Vienna, I wish the UN Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) a happy 50th birthday. UNCITRAL’s contribution to international trade during that half century has been immense. Through your collective efforts you have helped unify international trade laws,

OPCW Executive Council and Director-General Review Abandoned Chemical Weapons’ Destruction Progress in China​​

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — 21 June 2017 — A high-level delegation representing the OPCW Executive Council visited the People’s Republic of China from 12 to 16 June to assess the status of efforts to destroy chemical weapons abandoned by Japan on the territory of China. The visit also provided an opportunity for the delegation to

OPCW Director-General Visits China​

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — 15 June 2017 — The Director-General of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), Ambassador Ahmet Üzümcü, met with senior Chinese officials and delivered a lecture at Peking University during his visit to China from 10 to 15 June. In Beijing, the Director-General met with State Councillor, Mr Yang

Implementing Policies into Best Practices in NCD management

  OPPI Sixth Healthcare Access Summit on NCDs supported by Ministry of Health and Department of Pharmaceuticals OPPI members committed to working towards managing NCDs Bollywood actress and cancer crusader Ms Manisha Koirala pledged her support towards leading a healthier and happier life   Delhi, June 09, 2017:  The Organisation of Pharmaceutical Producers of India

BESC honours her best and brightest, bestows Scholarships.

June 3rd, 2017.The quest for excellence – in everything we do – is an unending one with us in the Bhawanipur Education Society College (BESC). We set ourselves targets, achieve them, only to raise the bar. And nowhere is it more evident than in the core our efforts, in academics. At BESC we not only

OPCW Director-General Visits London

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — 26 May 2017 — The Director-General of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), Ambassador Ahmet Üzümcü met with senior UK officials and delivered the keynote address to the 20th International Chemical Weapons Demilitarisation Conference (CWD) on 25 May. During his visit to London, the Director-General met with the