The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) is an inter-governmental organisation that work for the World’s free chemical weapons through the Chemical Weapons Conventions which enter into forced in 1997. Currently, it has 192 members State.
Objectives of Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW)
- Destroying all existing chemical weapons under international verification by the OPCW;
- Monitoring chemical industry to prevent new weapons from re-emerging;
- Providing assistance and protection to States Parties against chemical threats; and
Fostering international cooperation to strengthen implementation of the Convention and promote the peaceful use of chemistry.
Working Areas of Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW)
- Demilitarisation: Under the provision of Chemical Weapons Conventions, organisation verifies the destruction process for the safety of people and on protecting the environment.
- Non-proliferation: It is one of the fundamental tenants of the Chemical Weapons Conventions and in this regard OPSW keep on checking that if any country engage or induce or encourage in any prohibited activity to a State Party under the convention should be banned.
- Assistance & Protection against Chemical Weapons: Member States are bound to provide assistance & protection to the fellow members States threats by the use of chemical weapons or attacked with chemical weapon.
- International Cooperation: The objective of the Convention to ban chemical weapon in the pursuit of peace through international cooperation among States parties.
- Universal Adherence to the Convention: Adherence to the Chemical Weapons Convention demonstrates a state's commitment to disarmament and international co-operation, and helps to reinforce its position in the mainstream of international politics. It builds confidence and transparency in security-related policies at regional and international levels.