Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW)
Working together for a world free of chemical weapons
As the implementing body for the Chemical Weapons Convention, the OPCW, with its 193 Member States, oversees the global endeavour to permanently and verifiably eliminate an entire category of weapons of mass destruction. Twenty-five years after the Convention entered into force, the OPCW’s multi-faceted mission endures. The Organisation works to achieve a world free of chemical weapons, where chemistry is used for peace, progress, and prosperity.
During Open Day 2022, visit the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) – recipient of the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize for its extensive efforts to rid the world of chemical weapons – to learn about chemical weapons, why we need to work together to completely eliminate them and how you can contribute.
The OPCW’s aim is to eradicate chemical weapons permanently by destroying existing stockpiles and by preventing the re-emergence of such weapons. The OPCW conducts regular worldwide inspections of chemical industrial facilities to monitor the manufacture of chemicals that could be used in the production of prohibited weapons. Working with the scientific community, the OPCW also promotes the peaceful uses of chemistry.
Would you like to learn more?
- Visit the OPCW website for extensive information about our ongoing work.
- Watch the OPCW Basics video series that explains the fundamentals of the Chemical Weapons Convention and the OPCW’s work.
- Read the Chemical Weapons Convention in all six official UN languages.
Drinks and snacks available for purchase.