26 September – International Abolition of Nuclear Weapons

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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 director Dr Paul F. Walker commemorates this day with the following: “September 26th is an important annual reminder that the world has pledged for over half … Read more 26 September – International Abolition of Nuclear Weapons

Remembering the Victims of Chemical Warfare

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 for … Read more Remembering the Victims of Chemical Warfare

This is What Happens During a Chemical Weapons Inspection

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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 … Read more This is What Happens During a Chemical Weapons Inspection

Green Cross Condemns Ongoing Use of Chemical Weapons in Violation of International Law

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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 … Read more Green Cross Condemns Ongoing Use of Chemical Weapons in Violation of International Law

GCI Brings NGO Experts Together at Chemical Weapons Convention

GCI BRINGS NGO EXPERTS TOGETHER AT CHEMICAL WEAPONS CONVENTION

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 discussion … Read more GCI Brings NGO Experts Together at Chemical Weapons Convention

Green Cross Congratulates Russia on Historic Milestone: Completing the Destruction of its Enormous Chemical Weapons Stockpile

GREEN CROSS CONGRATULATES RUSSIA ON HISTORIC MILESTONE COMPLETING THE DESTRUCTION OF ITS ENORMOUS CHEMICAL WEAPONS STOCKPILE

Russian President Vladimir Putin announced on September 27, 2017 that Russia had destroyed the last of millions of chemical weapons in its 40,000-metric-ton arsenal. Green Cross, which has helped facilitate the Russian chemical weapons destruction program since the mid-1990s, congratulates Russia on this historic milestone and looks forward now to Russia’s ongoing remediation of the … Read more Green Cross Congratulates Russia on Historic Milestone: Completing the Destruction of its Enormous Chemical Weapons Stockpile

Green Cross at 20th Anniversary Commemoration of Chemical Weapons Convention

GREEN CROSS AT 20TH ANNIVERSARY COMMEMORATION OF CHEMICAL WEAPONS CONVENTION

The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) organized a solemn commemoration of the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) to recognize the first two decades since the 1997 entry into force of the global abolition treaty. Green Cross International’s director of environmental security and sustainability, Dr. Paul F. Walker, was invited by OPCW Director General … Read more Green Cross at 20th Anniversary Commemoration of Chemical Weapons Convention