The Commission reviewed and approved an on-site inspection facility agreement with the United States of America at one of its facilities. It also approved amendments to an existing agreement with the Islamic Republic of Iran. During a first inspection at a plant or plant, one of the tasks of an OPCW inspection team is to start working on an installation agreement that regulates all future inspections at that site or site. Such agreements are required for all chemical weapons facilities, Schedule 1 chemical manufacturing facilities and Plan 2 facilities. However, with respect to the latter category, the Secretariat and the State Party audited may agree that an agreement is not necessary for a given site. Facilities producing Shedule 3 chemicals or discrete unsusized organic chemicals are not normally subject to an installation agreement, although the State party under review may enter into an agreement. The facility agreements will be negotiated between the Secretariat and the State Party audited on the basis of models approved by the Conference of States Parties (see below) and will then be submitted for approval by the Executive Council. In its final report, the Council reviewed and approved changes to the inspection plan for the destruction of chemical weapons at the Maradykovsky chemical weapons destruction plant in the Russian Federation and the La Jamahiriya chemical recharging system in Libya. The Commission also reviewed changes to the facilities agreements on these sites. In addition, the Council reaffirmed the obligation for owner states to destroy their chemical weapons within the extended period of time. Implementation of the 2008 review was reviewed and considered. In October, the OPCW signed a relations agreement with the United Nations. The two organizations pledged, among other things, to explore opportunities for cooperation to provide assistance in the provision of chemical weapons in the future.
The agreement focuses on promoting international cooperation for the peaceful use of chemistry and will thus contribute to economic and technological development. The CAC is one of 25 multilateral treaties that have been defined by the UN Security Council as key treaties for the new millennium. The signing of this agreement should therefore lead to a substantial improvement and intensification of daily relations between the two organizations in pursuit of their common goals of improving security and peace. The OPCW technical secretariat is headquartered in The Hague, the Netherlands. Currently, 189 nations, representing about 98% of the world`s population, have joined the CWC. The OPCW`s mission is to implement the provisions of the CAC and ensure a credible and transparent regime for verifying the destruction of chemical weapons; prevent their retaliation in a Member State; To provide protection and assistance against chemical weapons; Promote international cooperation on the peaceful use of chemistry; and to gain universal membership in the OPCW.