Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons
President: María Fernanda Vázquez Trejo
Topic A) Measures to solve the multiple attacks of chemical weapons on the Syrian Arab Republic, focusing on the chemical problem of Khan Sheikhoun in 2017.
Topic B) Measures to prevent the usage of neurotoxins as weapons, emphasizing the novichok attacks led by the Russian government.
Background and faculties of the committee
The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) was created in 1997. This is an intergovernmental organization established in the city of Hague the Netherlands and has 193 Member States; from there it came the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) whose mission is to completely destroy all existing chemical weapons; the provision of protection and assistance against chemical threats; international security; world economic development and the encouragement of international cooperation for a peaceful approach to chemistry. The world's first international disarmament agreement marked the end of negotiations in the Conference Disarmament and Preparatory Commission meant the birth of a new international administration since in this way the OPCW plans to achieve the elimination of the current existence of these weapons. All within the legitimate protection of national security and proprietary interests.
As the OPCW intends to eliminate the chemical weapons, but also promotes chemical research for economic development, progress and prosperity, it has some special capabilities that focus on:
The request for precise information in order to fulfill the given responsibility;
Protection of the confidentiality of civil and military data;
The pursuit of the outright performance of the Convention;
Has the power to consider any question or issue, and make recommendations regarding the Convention;
Conduct formal investigations of any chemical attack;
Create voluntary funds to help victims;
Design las and measures in favor of application of the Convention;
Create a new organism to deal matters related to the Convention or assign tasks to a organism.