The Organization for the Prohibition of
- The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons is
responsible for implementing the Chemical Weapons Convention, which
bans the use of chemical weapons and requires their elimination.
The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons consists
of three entities: the Conference of the States Parties, the
Executive Council, and the Technical Secretariat. The Conference of
the States Parties currently comprises 147 representatives, one
from each member state, and oversees the implementation of the
convention. The Executive Council, consisting of 41 representatives
from regionally distributed member states, meets in sessions
throughout the year to supervise the Secretariat's activities. The
Secretariat, headed by the Director-General, manages the
organization's daily operations, including implementing the
inspection measures of the convention and preparing the
organization's annual budgets and reports.
United States General Accounting Office: Report to the
Ranking Minority Member, Committee on Foreign Relations, U.S.
Senate October 2002 : CHEMICAL WEAPONS : Organization for the
Prohibition of Chemical Weapons Needs Comprehensive Plan to Correct
Budgeting Weaknesses. GAO-03-5
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