Tag: Environmental Security and Sustainability

Above: Sculpture depicting St. George slaying the dragon. The dragon is created from fragments of Soviet SS-20 and United States Pershing nuclear missiles. UN Photo/Milton Grant GCI ESS programme directorDr Paul F. Walkercommemorates this day with the following: “September 26th is an important annual reminder that the world has pledged for over half a century […]

Above: OPCW Director-General Ahmet Uzumcu (center in the black overcoat and dark scarf, looking down) and representatives of State Party delegations, including Iran and Iraq, and NGOs.   Sunday 29 April is the annual Day of Remembrance for All Victims of Chemical Warfare. This day was established in 2006 in The Hague by the Organization […]

GCI Programme: Environmental Security and Sustainability Chemical weapons inspectors have now been allowed into Syria’s Douma, the site of a suspected chemical attack. Their job is to investigate what happened at the site. But what does that actually involve? GCI Director of the Environmental Security and Sustainaility programme Paul F Walker, who took part in […]

UPDATE: Since the publication of this article, the OPCW released its report on their investigation of the Salisbury assassination attempt, the summary of which can be found here. Geneva, 12 April, 2018 – This April marks the one-year anniversary of the Syrian attack on the village of Khan Sheikhoun with sarin nerve agent, killing dozens of […]

Initiative to Promote the Universality and Full National Implementation of Abolition Treaty By Paul Walker, Director, Environmental Security and Sustainability Programme Director   The 22nd annual Conference of States Parties (CSP-22) to the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) was held in The Hague, The Netherlands, 27 November to 1 December 2017, with a primary focus of […]