The Ambassador of Equatorial Guinea to the Netherlands, Carmelo Nvono-Ncá, has officially represented Equatorial Guinea at the 25th Conference of the States Parties to the OPCW –Organism for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons-, which took place on November 30 and December 1 in the Dutch city of The Hague.
The OPCW is the most important organisation that fights on a global scale for the end of the use of chemical weapons. Through its 193 members, it oversees the global effort to permanently and verifiably eliminate chemical weapons in the world. The main body of this important institution is the Conference of the States Parties to the OPCW, which is in charge of supervising the application of the United Nations Convention on Chemical Weapons, promoting its objectives and examining compliance with the treaty. It also supervises the activities of the Executive Council and the Technical Secretariat.
The mission of the OPCW is essentially necessary: to ensure that no one else has to endure the agony and consequences of the use of chemical weapons.Carmelo Nvono-Ncá
Specifically, at this 25th Conference of the States Parties to the OPCW, Ambassador Nvono-Ncá was able to vote, on behalf of Equatorial Guinea, on the agency’s program and budget for the year 2021, as well as the quotas to be paid by the States Parties. After two intense days, the entire plan was finally approved by the member States.
Likewise, coinciding with the Day of Commemoration of all the Victims of the Chemical War, which takes place every November 30, an exciting ceremony took place during the twenty-fifth session of the Conference of the States Parties to the OPCW. Focused on paying tribute to the victims and remembering the human cost of chemical warfare, the ceremony affirmed the dedication of the international community to the mission of the OPCW. An important day that Ambassador Nvono-Ncá himself had already commemorated through his social networks on November 30: