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The Lowy Institute is an independent, nonpartisan international policy think tank located in Sydney, Australia. The Institute provides high-quality research and distinctive perspectives on foreign policy trends shaping Australia and the world. On Soundcloud we host podcasts from our events with high-level guest speakers as well as our own experts. Essential listening for anyone seeking to better understand foreign policy challenges!
July 26th, 2012
Episode 131 of 400 episodes
The Chemical Weapons Treaty and its implementing organisation, the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), is the first global accord for the complete elimination of one type of weapon of mass destruction, chemical weapons. It is a trailblazer for all future accords as the world seeks to eliminate all weapons of mass destruction over time. In the lead up to the 20th anniversary of the entry into force of the treaty in 2013, we are delighted to host an address by the Director-General of the OPCW, H.E. Mr Ahmet Üzümcü, who will speak about the OPCW’s enduring mission to remain forever a bulwark against chemical weapons and to ensure that chemical weapons never re-emerge.