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The Chemical Weapons
Convention Coalition

We are committed to supporting the aims and universalization
of the Chemical Weapons Convention.

Our Mission

The Chemical Weapons Convention Coalition is an independent, international civil society network committed to supporting the aims and universalization of the CWC and supplementing the work of the member states of the OPCW. The Coalition’s work is made possible by the support of the Global Affairs Canada Weapons Threat Reduction Program and the Arms Control Association. 

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“The civil society community of non-governmental organizations, researchers, scientists, and other relevant stakeholders are essential partners in achieving the OPCW’s mission and raising awareness about the risks posed by certain chemicals. The Chemical Weapons Convention Coalition has played a critical role in this regard by coordinating and supporting civil society engagement with the OPCW through the Conference of the State’s Parties.”

 Fernando Arias, Director-General of the OPCW, 10 May 2021

29 June 2021

A discussion on the history and future of the use and regulation of central nervous system (CNS)-acting chemicals. 

5-8 October 2021

The Ninety-Eighth Session of the Executive Council will meet at the Hague in the Netherlands from October 5 to October 8.

29 Nov. - 3 Dec 2021

The 26th Conference of the States Parties to the CWC will convene in The Hague from 29 November to 3 December 2021.