ORGANIZATION FOR THE PREVENTION OF CHEMICAL WEAPONS (OPCW)

The OPCW is the implementing body of the Chemical Weapons Convention, an international treaty which bans the development, production, stockpiling, transfer and use of chemical weapons, and also stipulates their timely destruction. The OPCW’s inspectors monitor and verify the inactivation, and later destruction or conversion, of all declared chemical weapons production facilities, as well as the destruction of declared chemical weapons stockpiles.