During the Third Review Conference of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), representatives of 122 State Parties met in The Hague to discuss crucial issues for the regime against chemical weapons.
Three side events took place during the 10 days of discussions, from 8 to 19 April 2013. Amont them, two were chaired by Dr. Paul F. Walker, director of the Environmental Security and Sustainability (ESS) program of Green Cross.
The first side event tackled the issue of the legacies of chemical weapons, and more particularly addressed the chemical weapons stockpiles still remaining in four of the CWC State Parties, namely Russia, the United States, Libya and Iraq.
The second consisted in an open forum aimed at questioning the future of the CWC and OPCW, as well as raising awareness upon the issue of CWC in the chemistry profession as well as the academic field.
If you want to know more about what has been said, the July issue of OPCW Today summarizes the content of these side events, from page 29 to page 31.