Happy 18th anniversary 🥳 to the 🌎Partnership Against the Spread of Weapons and Materials of Mass Destruction. DYK the Global Partnership has helped to destroy >41K tonnes of chemical weapons?

How did the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty come about and why’s it important? Read Rebecca Johnson’s classic UNIDIR study ‘Unfinished Business: the Negotiation of the CTBT and the End of Nuclear Testing’ @Acronymist @ctbto

@blumscientific @gregkoblentz @OPCW @UK_OPCW @CanadaOPCW @NLatOPCW @OPCW_ST Chemical precursor lists cannot be comprehensive. It is always possible to go back a step and work with upstream precursors. That being said, the new Australia Group chemicals are indeed the most obvious direct Novichok precursors and should be subject to strict monitoring.

Last February, the Australia Group chemical weapons precursors list has been amended to include 22 Novichok precursors. This complements the recent addition of Novichok agents to Schedule 1 of the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC), which will enter into force in June.

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