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30 November 2021

Experts from Iraq enhance skills in chemical supply chain security management (OPCW)

Experts from Iraq shared key insights and developed skills to manage chemical supply chain security during an online workshop organized by the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW).

30 November 2021

Fernando Arias re-appointed as OPCW Director-General (OPCW)

H.E. Mr Fernando Arias was re-appointed as the Director-General of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW). The decision was made at the 26th Session of the Conference of States Parties to the Chemical Weapons Convention for Director-General Arias to lead the Organisation for a second term of office.

29 November 2021

Syria, Russia pressured over alleged chemical weapons use (AFP)

Fernando Arias, head of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), said Damascus failed to declare its chemical weapons and admit inspectors. Russia meanwhile was accused of failing to answer questions about the 2020 Novichok poisoning of Navalny, which Western powers blamed on the Kremlin.

26 November 2021

Cleanup Complete At WWI Chemical Weapons Dump in D.C.’s Spring Valley (DCist)

The most contaminated site in Spring Valley, D.C., has been cleaned up after two decades of work by the Army Corps of Engineers. The site, at 4825 Glenbrook Rd., NW, was one of the locations where chemicals and debris were dumped when the labs were dismantled after the war.

2 November 2021

MOD and Dstl host 23rd Chemical Weapons Demilitarisation Conference (Gov.UK)

Hosted by the Ministry of Defence and the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl), the Chemical Weapons Demilitarisation (CWD) Conference has been held every year since 1998 (except 2020), shortly after the Chemical Weapons Convention entered into force, banning chemical weapons and requiring states to destroy any existing stockpiles. Experts from all over the world discuss their progress and co-operation in eliminating chemical weapons and addressing the remaining challenges, and share experiences and lessons.