OPCW Archive

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

OPCW Fact-Finding Mission Confirms Use of Chemical Weapons in Khan Shaykhun on 4 April 2017

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — 30 June 2017 — In a report released by the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), the OPCW Fact-Finding Mission (FFM) confirmed that people were exposed to sarin, a chemical weapon, on 4 April 2017 in the Khan Shaykhun area, Idlib Province in the Syrian Arab Republic. The FFM’s

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

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

OPCW and African Union Mark 20 Years of Working Together for a World Free of Chemical Weapons

THE HAGUE, Netherlands / ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — 28 April 2017—The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) marks its 20th Anniversary on 29 April 2017. A solemn Commemorative Ceremony was held in The Hague on 26 April to observe this milestone, with broad representation from African Union (AU) Member States. Fifty-two Members of

OPCW Director-General Shares Incontrovertible Laboratory Results Concluding Exposure to Sarin

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — 19 April 2017 — The Executive Council of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) reconvened today to further address the allegation of chemical weapons use in the Khan Sheikhun area of southern Idlib in the Syrian Arab Republic. OPCW’s Director-General, Ambassador Ahmet Üzümcü updated Council members on recent