OPCW

Statement Of The Secretary-General On Syria

10 April 2018 I am outraged by the continued reports of use of chemical weapons in the Syrian Arab Republic. I reiterate my strong condemnation of the use of chemical weapons against the civilian population. Any confirmed use of chemical we...Read More

NEW PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE OF THE GAMBIA PRESENTS CREDENTIALS TO THE DIRECTOR-GENERAL OF THE UNITED NATIONS OFFICE AT GENEVA

19 March 2018 Yusupha Alieu Kah, the new Permanent Representative of The Gambia to the United Nations Office at Geneva, today presented his credentials to Michael Møller, the Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva. Mr. Kah ...Read More

The Salisbury Attack: Don’t Forget Human Rights

It is fascinating to observe how international law has provided the frame for the escalating political dispute between the UK and Russia regarding the attempted murder of Sergei Skripal and his daughter with a nerve agent in Salisbury. The ...Read More

CONFERENCE ON DISARMAMENT OPENS HIGH-LEVEL SEGMENT

Hears Address by the President of the United Nations General Assembly 26 February 2018 The Conference on Disarmament opened its High-Level Segment this morning, hearing statements by the Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, the ...Read More

Security Council Members Voice Concern Over Chemical Weapons Use In Syria, Call For Development of New Investigative Mechanism

Amid reports of a chemical weapons attack carried out in eastern Ghouta in Syria on 22 January, the Security Council met today to condemn the continued use of those weapons, and urged unity in order to look towards the creation of a new, de...Read More

Government, ‘Islamic State’ Known To Have Used Gas In Syria, Organisation For Prohibition Of Chemical Weapons Head Tells Security Council

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da’esh) had been identified as responsible for the use of sulfur mustard at Umm Hawsh, and Syria as accountable for the use of sarin at Khan Shaykhun, Edmond Mulet, Head of the Organisation for...Read More

Security Council Fails To Renew Mandate Of Joint Investigative Mechanism On Chemical Weapons Use In Syria, As Permanent Member Casts Veto

Following a negative vote cast by the Russian Federation today, the Security Council failed to renew the mandate of the Joint Investigative Mechanism of the United Nations and the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW),...Read More

CONFERENCE ON DISARMAMENT BRIEFED ON THE DEMOCRATIC PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF KOREA’S NUCLEAR AND BALLISTIC MISSILE PROGRAMMES AND THEIR THREAT TO INTERNATIONAL PEACE AND SECURITY

30 August 2017 The Conference on Disarmament this afternoon heard presentations by military experts from the Republic of Korea, Japan and the United States on the dimensions of the threat that the nuclear and ballistic missile programmes of...Read More