Course on implementation of CWC concludes

The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons wrapped up a basic course on the implementation of the Chemical Weapons Convention on Sept. 20.

The course had 34 participants representing the governments of 31 state parties, including Angola, Argentina, Bahamas, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, El Salvador, Gambia, Grenada, Honduras, Iraq, Jamaica, Japan, Kenya, Republic of Korea, Lebanon, Malawi, Malaysia, Namibia, Panama, Peru, Saint Lucia, Somalia, South Africa, Spain, Sudan, Tuvalu, United Arab Emirates, Ukraine and Zambia.

The course is one of the numerous efforts of the OPCW in its continuing efforts to assist governments across the globe in meeting the obligations they elected to be part in when they signed the CWC. Without the cooperation and help of all the state parties who signed the CWC, its goals, including full implementation, cannot be achieved.

Some of the course curriculum covered all the aspects of the CWC, including its history, an overview of the OPCW, the role of National Authority, national implementation measures, the transfers of regimes and an introduction to the Electronic Declarations tool for National Authorities.

Participants in the course also learned about programs of the International and Cooperation Division, along with knowledge about the e-learning modules that were developed by the Technical Secretariat.