New: Outcome document for the International Day for the foundation for the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons [PDF  1.0 MB]

In May 2016, the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) held a conference series and exposition entitled Chemical Safety and Security in a Technologically Evolving World which  celebrated the first annual International Day for the Foundation of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons.

As the destruction of chemical weapon stockpiles declared by Member States approaches completion, the Organisation looks to build on its successes and act as a vehicle for enhancing global security by promoting peaceful uses of chemistry and by engaging international partners to assess and combat current and future threats.

This event brought together stakeholders from across relevant communities in disarmament, and chemical and technological industry to discuss innovation and a world free of chemical weapons. The Conference covered three thematic tracks, namely:

  • Chemical Safety and Security
  • Technology Foresight
  • Future Scenarios

The presentations and activities of the conference provided a forum for engagement on open issues in chemical safety and security, as well as an opportunity to discuss emerging and enabling technologies, so as to identify challenges and opportunities facing chemical disarmament in the near and far future. The exposition featured companies and organisations with CBRN relevance, as well as new technologies with CBRN applications.

More Information:


Opening Ceremony of the OPCW Day Conference

Performance of “One Mistake” by Dresden Students

Closing Ceremony of the OPCW Day Conference



How to Participate

Participants in this event include:

  • Representatives of partner organisations
  • Leaders in scientific and technological fields and representatives from the OPCW Designated Laboratories.
  • Members of National Authorities, NGOs and CBRNe Centers of Excellence.
  • Exhibitors of CBRNe relevant materials and technologies.


The exposition space will be located on the grounds of the OPCW Headquarters in The Hague. Exhibition space is limited and will be allocated on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Poster Sessions:

This event will additionally include poster sessions, for which participants and exhibitors may prepare posters. The posters are to be displayed in a common area for participant viewing. Poster presentations will be selected through submission of abstracts.

For further information, please contact us.



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