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Vol. 34 No. 1
January-February 2012

The Project Place | Information about new, current, and complete IUPAC projects and related initiatives.
See also www.iupac.org/projects

Impact of Scientific Developments on the Chemical Weapons Convention
In early 2011, IUPAC was approached by the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) and asked to prepare the basic scientific document required to carry out the third revision of the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC), which is due to be finalized in April/May 2013. The Union agreed to take on this task, and a task group was quickly established with Leiv K. Sydnes from Norway as chair.

The work is now well under way in close cooperation with an International Advisory Board, which has members from several IUPAC divisions. A major part of the work is the planning and execution of a workshop on recent advances in chemistry and chemical technology of relevance to CWC and its implementation. At the workshop, which will take place in Spiez, Switzerland, at the end of February 2012, leading experts in relevant fields of the chemical sciences have been invited as lecturers. The material they present will be discussed in a CWC-context by invited scientists familiar with the convention. All the material and the conclusions that are drawn will constitute the platform for the written report that the task group is going to deliver to OPCW by mid year.

For more information contact Task Group Chair Leiv Sydnes <leiv.sydnes@kj.uib.no>.

www.iupac.org/web/ins/2011-036-1-020

 


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