ORGANIZATION FOR THE PROHIBITION OF CHEMICAL WEAPONS (OPCW)

Chair: Sam gang


The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) is an intergovernmental organization and the implementing body for the Chemical Weapons Convention, which entered into force on 29 April 1997. The OPCW, with its 192 member states, originates from The Hague, Netherlands, and oversees the global endeavor for the permanent and verifiable elimination of chemical weapons.

Topic B

Prevention of use in Modern Conflicts

Topic A

Regulation and Destruction of Current Stockpiles

Topic Abstract

 

APPROXIMATE COMMITTEE SIZE: 190 (DOUBLE DELEGATION)


Learning goals

Delegates will...

  • Understand the function of the OPCW and the Chemical Weapons Convention;

  • Discuss issues surrounding the implementation and enforcement of the Convention in different contexts;

  • Comprehend the complexities of the use of chemical weapon in conflicts;

  • Discuss methods of preventing future use and punishing users;

  • Demonstrate an understanding of individual country’s policies surrounding production, stockpiling, and dismantling of chemical arsenals.


About the Chair

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Sam Gang is a sophomore in the School of Foreign Service, majoring in International Politics with a focus on international security and minoring in Arabic and Jewish Civilization. He hails from the Christmas capital, Bethlehem. His Palestinian and Korean background has led to his love of food from around the world, ranging from falafel to kimchi. Having competed on the MUN circuit and organized conferences for all four years of high school and staffed conferences during college, he is excited to chair NAIMUN for the first time. Outside MUN, Sam is the treasurer of Arab Society and the USG of Georgetown United Nations Association. In his free time, he is engaged in professional photography, graphic designing, and traveling.