9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Hosted by the
Center for Strategic and International Studies
1800 K Street, NW, Washington DC, 20006
Keynote Luncheon Speaker:
Ambassador Rogelio Pfirter, Director-General of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), The Hague, The Netherlands
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by COB Tuesday, March 27. Seating limited. Register in advance. More info: (202) 222-0700.
A day-long, bipartisan-sponsored celebration of the 10th anniversary of one of the most successful arms control and nonproliferation treaties—the Chemical Weapons Convention. A discussion and exchange of views with US, Russian and other government officials, Congressional Members and staff, arms control experts, international organization officials, mass media and community representatives on achievements and challenges of chemical weapons destruction globally, CWC universality, national implementation, and future policy. A panel of legislative staff and experts would also discuss the legislative perspective on the CWC and demilitarization efforts. Global threat reduction, nonproliferation, homeland security, and the Global Partnership efforts to date will also be discussed.
This event comes at a moment when more than 50,000 tons of chemical weapons await destruction globally, mainly in the United States and Russia, when U.S. funding for chemical demilitarization remains inadequate, and when chlorine bombs are frequently being used against both civilian population and U.S. troops in insurgent attacks in Iraq.
The Legacy Forum has a decade of history of diplomatic value and is seen as essential to discussing sensitive issues and accomplishing real progress in the field of chemical weapons threat reduction and nonproliferation. Please join us for this timely discussion.