Stefano Costanzi Follow 4,493 628
Professor @AmericanU, and @ICCSS_EU Global Team member. Tweets about CBRN, chemical weapons, science & security. Tweets in personal capacity.
@OPCW Honored to be at #CSP27 to contribute to the global effort towards chemical disarmament and nonproliferation . Here is my Statement on Next Steps in Expanding the Chemical Weapons Convention Schedules https://www.opcw.org/sites/default/files/documents/2022/11/CSP-27%20Individual%20NGO%20Statement_%20Updating_Changing%20the%20CWC%20Schedules%20%282%29.pdf @AmericanU @AUcollege
#CivilSociety participation is an essential element of #CSP27. #NGOs advocate for chemical #disarmament and help promote public understanding of the #ChemicalWeaponsConvention.
▶️ Watch NGO video statements and read written statements ➡️ http://opcw.org/csp27ngo
🏅 Congratulations Population Protection Institute of the #CzechRepublic!
The #OPCWTheHagueAward recognises PPI for its extensive efforts to ensure preparedness in case of #chemical emergencies. PPI has trained more than 600 experts from around the 🌍, incl #FirstResponders.
🏅 Congratulations Special Risks Brigade of the #Argentine Federal Police!
The #OPCWTheHagueAward recognises the Brigade for its significant work to ensure #chemical emergency preparedness, including training #FirstResponders.
We are proud to host the Chemical Weapons Demilitarisation Conference #CWD2023
Registration and abstract submission have now opened
For more information and a discount for early booking http://bit.ly/CWD2023
Photo: @USMC Cpl. Dalton S. Swanbeck
For more information on the current gaps in coverage of Novichok agents and precursors and recommendations for how to close those gaps, please see also our The Nonproliferation Review article: @s_costanzi @gregkoblentz #chemical #weapons
Strengthening controls on Novichoks: a family-based approach to covering A-series agents and precursors under the chemical-weapons nonproliferation regime
Novichoks, also known as A-series agents, are nerve agents developed in the Soviet Union during the Cold War. Once...
However, gaps remain open and more work needs to be done to improve the comprehensiveness of this coverage.@s_costanzi @gregkoblentz #chemical #weapons
As we discuss in our article, recent amendments of the CWC Schedules and the Australia Group Chemical Weapons Precursors list have provided some coverage for Novichok agents. @s_costanzi @gregkoblentz #chemical #weapons
To serve their purpose of supporting chemical disarmament and nonproliferation, international lists of chemical warfare agents and precursors for their synthesis must be kept current. @s_costanzi @gregkoblentz #chemical #weapons
Glad to share our article on the evolving international controls on Novichok agents and their precursors, which was published today in the NCT Magazine. @s_costanzi @gregkoblentz #chemical #weapons
Controlling Novichok nerve agents after the Skripal and Navalny incidents, by @s_costanzi and @gregkoblentz.
Controlling Novichok Nerve Agents after the Skripal and Navalny Incidents - NCT Magazine October 2022
Yesterday, Director of our Partnerships in Proliferation Prevention program @RichardCupitt and @AmericanU's Prof @s_costanzi gave a presentation on the Nonproliferation Compliance Cheminformatics Tool at the G7 Global Partnership Chemical Security Working Group in Berlin.
“The fact that not all chemicals that may pose a threat are scheduled chemicals underlines the importance of the general purpose criterion in the Convention, which states that any chemical intended for chemical weapons purposes … is considered a chemical weapon.”
Challenges in the chemical threat space
“Dr Jonathan Forman’s presentation … described some novel approaches to overcoming continued challenges in the chemical threat space” The DG also highlighted the OPCW’s efforts towards a state-of-the-art Centre for Chemistry and Technology
Glad I could contribute to the work of the 35th session of the Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons @OPCW.
Here are some highlights from the @OPCW Director-General’s response to the SAB report. https://www.opcw.org/sites/default/files/documents/2022/09/ec101dg21%28e%29.pdf
If I was going to do a PhD again, and had the language skills. I would write a history (in English) of Chemical and biological and warfare in China - stretching back as far as the Song Dynasty.
Nominations are open for the OPCW-The Hague Award, which recognizes individuals who play an important role in advancing the goals of the Chemical Weapons Convention! Know someone who meets the criteria below? Nominate them today! https://www.opcw.org/media-centre/opcw-hague-award
The clock is ticking 🕑
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Let’s all get ready for the BTWC and CWC review conferences, starting with a primer on the history and current state of biological and chemical disarmament!
Humans! New biological and chemical disarmament content.
This first episode from yours truly. https://youtu.be/m0924Fgy0eM
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