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New video series on promoting chemical security

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SIPRI is pleased to launch a new video series that explores ways of strengthening the global regime to promote chemical security. The series features interviews with chemical weapons experts.

Click here to watch the playlist.

The interviews were conducted during an expert workshop at SIPRI in Stockholm in November 2023, which was part of a project on strengthening the norm against chemical weapon use and promoting the effective implementation of the 1993 Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC). The event was convened to facilitate dialogue among stakeholders in the CWC regime, officials and experts from relevant fields of expertise.

The workshop, undertaken with support from the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, discussed the status of the CWC regime, including challenges and opportunities in the contemporary security environment. The workshop considered how stakeholders can strengthen the normative and legal dimensions of the regime and enhance national implementation including by bolstering the work of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW). The workshop also considered the difficulties presented by fast-moving scientific and technological developments in chemistry and explored the role of the newly opened OPCW Centre for Chemistry and Technology in this context.

The findings of the project will be presented in a paper being published by SIPRI early this year.

Watch the interviews with:

  • Kumaresh Misra, Director, Indian Chemical Council;
  • Dr James Revill, Head of the Weapons of Mass Destruction and Space Security Programmes, United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research;
  • Mónica Chinchilla, International Law Lecturer and Researcher, Universidad de Navarra; and
  • Dr Andrea Leisewitz, Director of Integrity, Safety and Ethics in Research, Universidad San Sebastian, Chile, and Member and Vicechair, Scientific Advisory Board, OPCW.

About SIPRI’s films

SIPRI produces a variety of videos to cater for different viewing preferences and to serve as an alternative platform for providing insights on peace and security. Watch more films on SIPRI’s YouTube channel