Discussion with Amb. Henk Cor van der Kwast About the 5th CWC Review Conference

The Fifth Five-Year Review Conference (RC-5) for the 1997 Chemical Weapons Convention will be held in the Hague from May 15-19, 2023. At the conference, member states and the broader chemical weapons disarmament community will gather to assess past achievements, treaty implementation, and compliance, and discuss plans to strengthen the CWC in the years ahead.

During this briefing, Ambassador Henk Cor van der Kwast, the chair-designate for the Review Conference, shared his hopes and expectations for the conference’s outcomes, then took questions submitted. Paul Walker, the Chair of the CWC Coalition, moderated.