September 2023 Newsletter

August 21, 2023 marked ten years since the chemical weapons attacks by the Assad regime in Ghouta, Syria. Considered the “largest chemical weapon attack in the modern age” by the Syrian Network for Human Rights, Ghouta is sadly only one of 222 recorded chemical weapons attacks in Syria since the start of the civil war.

Regarding registration for CSP-28: Registration for the conference in The Hague from November 27 – December 1, 2023, is still open but it closes in 10 days, so make sure to register under your NGO’s name by September 15, 2023. If you have any questions or problems with registration, please do not hesitate to send me an email. We work closely with the OPCW Public Affairs office, so we can resolve any issues you may have in a timely manner. You can register for CSP-28 here.

In other news, we are hosting an online event on the end of US chemical weapons demilitarization on September 29, 2023. More information will be shared in an upcoming email.

The Fritz Haber Institute is hosting an event entitled “30 Years of the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC): Histories, Achievements, Challenges” from October 4-5, 2023 in Berlin. CWCC Chair Paul Walker will be co-hosting the event. More information about this exciting conference can be found here.

If your organization has events, projects, or news that you would like us to share with the CWC Coalition, we would love to know about it! Here is a handy survey where you can quickly update us on your organization’s upcoming work. Alternatively, you can email me at [email protected]. I will include your updates in the next newsletter.

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