Noordwijk workshop on Chemical and Biological Weapons

The Pugwash Study Group on the Implementation of the Chemical and Biological Weapons Conventions held its 32nd workshop from 30 April – 1 May 2011.  “The OPCW in Transition” noted that the resources devoted to verification under Article IV and V of the Convention which have exceeded 80 per cent will decrease and consideration needs to focus on promoting international security through preventing the misuse for hostile purposes of toxic chemicals and their precursors, and thus contributing to the safe and secure utilisation of chemistry.

Noordwijk meeting report

Co-chairs and rapporteurs: Caitriona McLeish and Graham Pearson