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24 June, 2020

Training Course on Declarations and Inspections Obligations under Article VI of the Chemical Weapons Convention

An online training course on Declarations and Inspections Obligations under Article VI of the Chemical Weapons Convention was held online from 15 to 24 June 2020 for practitioners from the South and South-East Asia region. Twenty-two participants from eight OPCW Member States (Bangladesh, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Pakistan, Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam) participated in the training which included four participants from BNACWC. The programme started with the opening remarks of OPCW Director of the International Cooperation and Assistance Division, Ms Kayoko Gotoh. In this training, participants worked on a scenario-based exercise to prepare a declaration using the OPCW’s latest electronic declaration tool, the Electronic Declaration Information System (EDIS) and were able to interact with OPCW staff who provided technical guidance, assessed participants’ knowledge, and helped to develop post-training action plans.