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April 2024 Newsletter

March 26 Webinar on “Current CWC Compliance Challenges”The global taboo against chemical weapons possession and use is strong, but it cannot be taken for granted. On March 26, the Chemical Weapons Convention Coalition and the Arms Control Association hosted a webinar on current CWC compliance issues, focusing on instances of chemical attacks in Syria and […]

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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;

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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

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July 2023 Newsletter

The United States is nearing completion of its chemical weapons stockpiles ahead of the target date at the end of September. The New York Times covered this important milestone in an article published on Thursday, 6 July (with quotes from coalition members Irene Kornelly and Craig Williams!). Irene and Craig have done an exceptional job overseeing the stockpile destruction at their

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March 2023 Newsletter

Chemical Weapons Convention Coalition Preparing for Fifth Review Conference of the CWC Our main focus over the past month has been preparing for the Fifth Review Conference of the CWC, which will take place from 15 to 19 May in The Hague. We are facilitating NGO participation in the conference by organizing side events and NGO statements.

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December 2022 Newsletter

Chemical Weapons Convention Coalition Awarded OPCW-The Hague Award The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) and the City of The Hague in The Netherlands jointly awarded the prestigious OPCW-The Hague Award last week to the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) Coalition.  The OPCW-The Hague Award is given annually on the first day of the

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