October 2023 Newsletter
Webinar on the Completion of U.S. Chemical Weapons Stockpile Destruction 

We hosted a joint webinar with the Arms Control Association on September 29, 2023, to celebrate the end of the United States’ chemical weapons stockpile destruction.

We would like to thank Kingston A. Reif, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense; Irene Kornelly, Chair of the Colorado Citizens’ Advisory Commission; and Craig Williams, Co-Chair of the Kentucky Citizens’ Advisory Commission for their highly informative and engaging presentations.

If you were not able to attend, you can watch the recording of the webinar below. 
Registration and Planning for CSP-28

We are quickly approaching the holiday season and the annual Conference of the States Parties in The Hague.

This year’s conference will take place from November 27 through December 1, 2023. Those who applied for accreditation should have received an email confirmation of their status, regardless of whether NGOs were accepted or denied. Accredited NGOs are now required to register each attendee individually here.

If you have any questions regarding the registration process, please do not hesitate to let me know. 

We are also planning side events and plenary statements for the upcoming conference. If you would like to host a side event, please send me an email with the subject “Interest in Hosting a Side Event at CSP-28” with your name, organization, and a brief description of the side event that you would like to hold. We do not yet have information on the logistics of the side event schedule, but at this point we will make a list of side events and work with hosts to reserve spots as soon as the OPCW releases their schedule.

Other News

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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