Published: 2018-05-23 14:15
Last Updated: 2018-05-23 14:15
Palestine has acceded to the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC), the press center of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, the organization responsible for its implementation, announced on Wednesday.
According to the press release, “the State of Palestine deposited on May 17, 2018 its instrument of accession to the Chemical Weapons Convention with the Secretary-General of the United Nations, the depositary of the Convention.”
The convention will come into effect in Palestine on June 16, 2018, the organization confirmed.
The CWC is an arms control treaty that outlaws the production, stockpiling, and use of chemical weapons and their precursors.
Since the convention’s entry into force in 1997 – and with its 192 States Parties – it is the most successful disarmament treaty eliminating an entire class of weapons of mass destruction, their website reads.
The organization is based in The Hague and it is the recipient of the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize for its extensive efforts in eliminating chemical weapons.