• Organization TypeGovernment
  • Staff251-500
  • Development Budget50 Million - 100 Million
  • HeadquartersNetherlands
  • Founded1997

Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW)

The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) is the implementing body for the Chemical Weapons Convention, which entered into force on 29 April 1997. The OPCW, with its 193 Member States, oversees the global endeavour to permanently and verifiably eliminate chemical weapons. OPCW's Aim The ultimate aim of the OPCW is to achieve a world permanently free of chemical weapons and to contribute to international security and stability, general and complete disarmament, and global economic development. Their Goal OPCW Member States share the collective goal of preventing chemistry from ever again being used for warfare, thereby strengthening international security. To this end, the Convention contains four key provisions: - Destroying all existing chemical weapons under international verification by the OPCW. - Monitoring chemical industry to prevent chemical weapons from re-emerging. - Providing assistance and protection to States Parties against chemical threats. - Fostering international cooperation to strengthen implementation of the Convention and promote the peaceful use of chemistry. Programme Aims Credible and Transparent Regime To ensure a credible and transparent regime for verifying the destruction of chemical weapons and to prevent their re-emergence, while protecting legitimate national security and proprietary interests. Protection and Assistance To provide protection and assistance against chemical weapons. International Cooperation To encourage international cooperation in peaceful uses of chemistry. Universal Membership To bring about universal membership of the OPCW by facilitating international cooperation and national capacity building. Their Approach Two fundamental principles underline their approach. The first is the centrality of the Convention’s multilateral character. The second is the equal application of the provisions of the Convention to all States Parties. They do this with integrity, in an efficient, competent and cost-effective manner, and in a healthy working environment. Their work is guided and supported by the internal vision of their Organisation.  
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Job openings over the past year

72Total posted jobs

Examples of past jobs

  • Human Resources (HR) Staff Relations and Welfare Officer
  • Head: Implementation Support

Staff at Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) have experience in


  • development
  • project support
  • monitoring / evaluation
  • public administration
  • research & development


  • ec


  • netherlands
  • kosovo
  • france
  • bolivia
  • benin


  • managerial experience
  • business development
  • experience in recruitment
  • international experience
  • with experience in conflict areas

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Company Offices

  • Netherlands (headquarters)
  • The Hague
  • Johan de Wittlaan 32