A world free of chemical weapons
The OPCW’s mission is to implement the provisions of the Chemical Weapons Convention to achieve our vision of a world free of chemical weapons and the threat of their use, and in which chemistry is used for peace, progress, and prosperity.
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.
To encourage international cooperation in peaceful uses of chemistry.
To bring about universal membership of the OPCW by facilitating international cooperation and national capacity building.
Two fundamental principles underline our 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.
We do this with integrity, in an efficient, competent and cost-effective manner, and in a healthy working environment. Our work is guided and supported by the internal vision of our Organisation.