Past CSP Statements


Civil Society Remarks at the CSP

At the annual Conference of the States Parties (CSP) to the Chemical Weapons Convention, the CWC Coalition coordinates the submission of NGO statements from accredited NGOs that are read during a designated session of the General Debate. 

Civil society was first allowed to speak during plenary sessions in the main hall of the World Forum during the Third Five-Year Review Conference (RC-3) in 2013.  Although NGO representatives had been allowed to attend annual CWC conferences since the late 1990s, none were allowed to speak before the conference plenaries until the CWC Coalition negotiated speaking slots with the OPCW General Committee and the RC-3 chairman in 2013.  

Statements that have been delivered by accredited NGOs at the Conference of States Parties will be uploaded here. These documents can also be accessed on the OPCW website under the Documents section for each Conference.

  • International Committee of the Red Cross: Statement
  • Ambassador Paturej, Chairman of the Third Review Conference: Statement