By Paul Walker, Director, Environmental Security and Sustainability programme The CWC Coalition, coordinated by Green Cross ESS Director Paul Walker, once again put civil society groups front and centre in The Hague as the 21st annual Conference of States Parties (CSP) to the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) unfolded the week of November 28th in The […]
Special Coordinator of the OPCW-UN Joint Mission in Syria, Sigrid Kaag, commended Syrian government efforts on Friday. She stated that the Syrian government has been “constructively cooperating.” She also noted that the current facility destruction process is characterized by an “ongoing dialogue with technical experts on Syria’s initial declaration to the Convention [on the prohibition of chemical weapons] and [its] implementation.” At a United Nations Security Council briefing earlier in November, Kaag stated that the destruction of Syria’s remaining chemical weapons production facilities will begin this month, November, and should be completed next year, 2015.
Green Cross International (GCI) and the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) co-organized an expert discussion on Monday, July 18, 2016 in Washington DC on global chemical safety and security. Chaired by Ambassador Robert Mikulak, Distinguished Visiting Scholar at CNS and former US Representative to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), […]