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Blog: A Moment of Reflection

A guest blog by Mr Ahmet Üzümcü, the Director-General of the OPCW on the occasion of the Day of Remembrance for Victims of Chemical Warfare.

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Director-General of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, His Excellency Mr Ahmet Üzümcü

Tuesday 29 April marks The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) Remembrance Day.

This day allows us all a moment of reflection. We must not forget the pain and suffering inflicted by chemical weapons. I feel that there is no better occasion than this to recall and reaffirm our collective commitment to a world free of chemical weapons. More…

Published 30 April 2013