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Pakistan re-elected to the executive council of OPCWs

Pakistan has been re-elected to the Executive Council of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) for the term 2022-2024. The elections were held during the recently concluded 26th Session of the Conference of States Parties held in The Hague from 29 November to 2 December 2021.

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Pakistan has been re-elected to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) Executive Council for the year 2022-2024.

The elections took place during the Conference of States Parties’ 26th Session, which took place in The Hague from November 29 to December 2, 2021.

The Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production and stockpiling of Chemical Weapons and their Destruction (CWC) – with 193 States Parties – is the most successful disarmament treaty eliminating an entire class of weapons of mass destruction.

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The significance of the executive council

The Executive Council is the principal policy-making organ of the OPCW, which is responsible for supervising the effective implementation of and compliance with the Convention.

It also supports the scientific and economic development of its member states in the peaceful uses of chemistry.

Pakistan is an active member of the OPCW and has been serving on the Executive Council since its ratification of the CWC in 1997.

The country has been contributing constructively towards the fulfillment of the objectives of the CWC and regularly hosts OPCW routine inspections at its relevant facilities.

The re-election of Pakistan to the 41 member Executive Council of the OPCW is a testament to Pakistan’s positive role at the OPCW.

It reaffirms the confidence of the member states in Pakistan’s ability to provide effective leadership and impetus to the work of the OPCW.

According to the Foreign Office, the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling, and Use of Chemical Weapons and Their Destruction (CWC), which has 193 States Parties, is the most successful disarmament treaty, having eliminated an entire class of weapons of mass destruction.

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“The Executive Council is the principal policy-making organ of the OPCW, which is responsible for supervising the effective implementation of and compliance with the Convention. It also supports the scientific and economic development of its Member States in the peaceful uses of chemistry.”

Radio Pakistan with additional input by GVS 

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