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OPCW - Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons

 

Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons

Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons

Seat: the Hague, the Netherlands
Founded: 1997
Member States: 161 States Parties to the Chemical Weapons Convention (162 after 30th April 2004)
Aims: To implement the provisions of the Chemical Weapons Convention in order to achieve the OPCW's vision of a world free of chemical weapons in which cooperation in chemistry for peaceful purposes for all is fostered. To contribute to international security and stability, to general and complete disarmament and to global and economic development.

The Czech Republic signed the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and on their Destruction on 14th January 1993. The ratification of the Convention was accomplished in 1996 and it entered into force on 29th April 1997.


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