International Year of Chemistry, 2011

UNESCO - United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization IUPAC - International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry

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International Year of Chemistry 2011

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Keith Powell Ideas Activities
  • Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons
    The Hague, Netherlands
  • Email
    Tel +31 (0)70-416.37.05
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  • Organizations:

    Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons
  • IYC Interests:

    Increase the public appreciation and understanding of chemistry
    Encourage interest of young people in chemistry
    Generate enthusiasm for the creative future of chemistry
    Celebrate the role of women in chemistry
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The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) is the implementing body of the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC or Convention). The OPCW is given the mandate to achieve the object and purpose of the Convention, to ensure the implementation of its provisions, including those for international verification of compliance with it, and to provide a forum for consultation and cooperation among States Parties.

We are organising a two-day event dedicated to international cooperation and chemical safety and security in conjunction with IYC 2011.