Caitriona McLeish attended an IUPAC Conference on S&T of relevance to the CWC

21st February 2012

Acting as a rapporteur, Caitriona McLeish attended an International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) Conference in Spiez, Switzerland, on the ‘Impact of Scientific Developments on the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC)’. This meeting was jointly organized on behalf of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) by IUPAC, SPIEZ Laboratories and the US National Academy of Sciences (NAS) and brought together 80 scientist and other stakeholders to discuss science and technology with potential ramifications for the CWC. Specific areas of discussion included the “the increasing convergence of chemistry and biology” and findings are to be used to inform discussion in the Third Review Conference of the Chemical Weapons Convention, which is scheduled for 2013.

A note on the meeting can be found in the Report of the Eighteenth Session of the Scientific Advisory Board

« back