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Title: National Capacity Building Workshop: Strengthening National Strategic Trade Control Enforcement Under the Framework of UN Security Council Resolution 1540 (2004)
Donor/Funding Partner: European Union
Implementing Partner: United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA), United Nations Regional Centre for Peace and Disarmament in Africa (UNREC), World Customs Organization (WCO)
Unique Project Code: 401450
Type of Partner: Intl/Regional Org
Country: Togo
Region: Western Africa
Start Date: January 2019
Project Description: This workshop increased awareness and broadened the understanding of national stakeholders in Togo of 1540 obligations, re-emphasized the importance of the full and effective implementation of the resolution to prevent the proliferation of nuclear, chemical and biological weapons to non-State actors, and reviewed progress made towards Togo’s National Implementation Action Plan (NAP) for the period 2016 – 2022.
Description of Activities: Border/Export Control, Conference/Workshop, Knowledge Sharing/Best Practices, Legislative/Regulatory Assistance
CBRN Risk Addressed Code: Multiple CBRN
Status: Completed
Title: Public Messaging in a Biological Event Workshop
Donor/Funding Partner: Unassigned
Implementing Partner: International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL)
Unique Project Code: 40149
Region: Global
Project Description: This workshop directs law enforcement agencies towards the main considerations before, during and after a biological incident. It also includes the type of information that should be conveyed to the public based on the nature of the threat and incident.
Description of Activities: Conference/Workshop, Emergency Preparedness/Response, Network Development/Outreach
CBRN Risk Addressed Code: Biological
Status: Active
Title: Extended National Implementation Assistance Programmes
Donor/Funding Partner: European Union
Implementing Partner: Biological Weapons Convention Implementation Support Unit (BWC-ISU), United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA)
Unique Project Code: 40148
Type of Partner: Intl/Regional Org
Region: Global
Start Date: July 2012
Project Description: This project consisted of extended national Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention (BTWC) implementation assistance programmes for several countries. Each programme consisted of an initial national workshop to introduce the BTWC, using the existing Confidence Building Measures (CBM)-guide and the National Implementation Guide, developing and executing a structured Action Plan, and a wrap-up workshop.
Description of Activities: Conference/Workshop, Legislative/Regulatory Assistance
CBRN Risk Addressed Code: Biological
Status: Completed
Title: Regional Workshops to Raise Awareness and Identify Needs
Donor/Funding Partner: European Union
Implementing Partner: Biological Weapons Convention Implementation Support Unit (BWC-ISU), United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA)
Unique Project Code: 40147
Type of Partner: Intl/Regional Org
Region: Global
Start Date: July 2012
Project Description: This project raised awareness amongst national officials and experts on different aspects of Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention (BTWC) implementation (including Confidence-Building Measures (CBMs)) and identified needs for enhancing regional and national activities to implement the BTWC by organizing regional and sub-regional workshops.
Description of Activities: Legislative/Regulatory Assistance, Conference/Workshop
CBRN Risk Addressed Code: Biological
Status: Completed
Title: Enabling Tools for Awareness-Raising, Education and Engagement I
Donor/Funding Partner: European Union
Implementing Partner: Biological Weapons Convention Implementation Support Unit (BWC-ISU), United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA)
Unique Project Code: 40146
Type of Partner: Intl/Regional Org
Region: Global
Start Date: January 2016
Project Description: This project produced concrete and practical tools, materials and approaches in order to enable wide dissemination of informational materials about the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention (BTWC) and the wider issues relating to the potential misuse of biology.
Description of Activities: Network Development/Outreach
CBRN Risk Addressed Code: Biological
Status: Completed
Title: Support to the UN Secretary-General’s Mechanism for Investigation of Alleged Use of Chemical, Biological and Toxin Weapons (SGM)
Donor/Funding Partner: European Union
Implementing Partner: Biological Weapons Convention Implementation Support Unit (BWC-ISU), United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA)
Unique Project Code: 40145
Type of Partner: Intl/Regional Org
Region: Global
Start Date: January 2016
Project Description: This project supported the strengthening of the United Nations Secretary-General's Mechanism for Investigation of Alleged Use of Chemical, Biological and Toxin Weapons (SGM) by continuing to support the provision of regular basic and specialised training courses for experts, convening a meeting of SGM stakeholders, and organising trainings to utilise and better coordinate existing resources and best practices.
Description of Activities: Funds, Legislative/Regulatory Assistance, Technical Training, Conference/Workshop
CBRN Risk Addressed Code: Biological
Status: Completed
Title: Support for the Intersessional Programme and Preparations for the Eighth Review Conference
Donor/Funding Partner: European Union
Implementing Partner: Biological Weapons Convention Implementation Support Unit (BWC-ISU), United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA)
Unique Project Code: 40144
Type of Partner: Intl/Regional Org
Region: Global
Start Date: January 2016
Project Description: This project organized regional/sub-regional workshops and offered opportunity to reflect on and discuss key topics of the 2012-2015 inter-sessional programme to mobilise Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention (BTWC) States Parties to actively participate in the Eighth Review Conference. The objective of these workshops was to facilitate common understandings on a regional or sub-regional basis by discussing proposals for moving issues forward.
Description of Activities: Conference/Workshop, Knowledge Sharing/Best Practices
CBRN Risk Addressed Code: Biological
Status: Completed
Title: Capacity Development for Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention (BTWC) Implementation I
Donor/Funding Partner: European Union
Implementing Partner: Biological Weapons Convention Implementation Support Unit (BWC-ISU), United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA)
Unique Project Code: 40143
Type of Partner: Intl/Regional Org
Region: Global
Start Date: January 2016
Project Description: This project consisted of extended national Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention (BTWC) implementation assistance programmes for several countries. Each programme consisted of an initial national workshop to introduce the BTWC, using the existing Confidence Building Measures (CBM)-guide and the National Implementation Guide, developing and executing a structured Action Plan, and a wrap-up workshop.
Description of Activities: Conference/Workshop, Legislative/Regulatory Assistance
CBRN Risk Addressed Code: Biological
Status: Completed
Title: Interaction with Non-Governmental Stakeholders on Science and Technology
Donor/Funding Partner: European Union
Implementing Partner: Biological Weapons Convention Implementation Support Unit (BWC-ISU), United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA)
Unique Project Code: 40142
Type of Partner: Intl/Regional Org
Region: Global
Start Date: January 2016
Project Description: This project aimed to enhance the interaction between the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention (BTWC) process and non-governmental stakeholders, such as the scientific community and industry by organizing regional workshops on scientific and technological issues and on biosafety and biosecurity. This project directly engaged scientists and biosafety professionals in developing countries in order to raise awareness of the BTWC, to develop capacities for more effective implementation of the BTWC and to facilitate international cooperation for peaceful purposes.
Description of Activities: Network Development/Outreach, Conference/Workshop, Knowledge Sharing/Best Practices, Legislative/Regulatory Assistance
CBRN Risk Addressed Code: Biological
Status: Completed
Title: Support for Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention (BTWC) Universalisation I
Donor/Funding Partner: European Union
Implementing Partner: Biological Weapons Convention Implementation Support Unit (BWC-ISU), United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA)
Unique Project Code: 40141
Type of Partner: Intl/Regional Org
Region: Global
Start Date: January 2016
Project Description: This project promoted universal adherence to the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention (BTWC) by encouraging States not party to the BTWC better to understand the benefits of joining the BTWC and getting more involved in BTWC meetings and other activities. A number of in-country universalisation activities were conducted at the request of States not party to the BTWC, particularly those which are close to BTWC membership. Focus areas for the activities included provision of specific informational materials on the benefits of joining the BTWC, awareness raising among national stakeholders, including parliamentarians and other political decision makers, the establishment of national coordination, and sponsorship for key individuals to attend BTWC meetings or other relevant events.
Description of Activities: Legislative/Regulatory Assistance, Knowledge Sharing/Best Practices, Network Development/Outreach, Funds
CBRN Risk Addressed Code: Biological
Status: Completed
Title: Enabling Tools for Outreach, Education and Engagement II
Donor/Funding Partner: European Union
Implementing Partner: Biological Weapons Convention Implementation Support Unit (BWC-ISU), United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA)
Unique Project Code: 40140
Type of Partner: Intl/Regional Org
Region: Global
Start Date: January 2019
Project Description: This project aims to produce concrete and practical tools, materials and approaches in order to enable wide dissemination of informational materials about the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention (BTWC) and the wider issues relating to the potential misuse of biology.
Description of Activities: Network Development/Outreach
CBRN Risk Addressed Code: Biological
Status: Active
Title: Preparedness of States Parties to Prevent and Respond to Attacks Involving Biological Agents
Donor/Funding Partner: European Union
Implementing Partner: Biological Weapons Convention Implementation Support Unit (BWC-ISU), United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA)
Unique Project Code: 40139
Type of Partner: Intl/Regional Org
Region: Global
Start Date: January 2019
Project Description: This project will consist of training courses, tabletop exercises and/or national or sub-regional workshops for selected States Parties to examine cross-government decision making, and promote information exchange and provision of assistance between relevant national and international organisations in order to prevent and mitigate the risks and the impact of an attack involving biological agents. This will exercise and evaluate the national prevention of, preparedness for, and response to a biological incident and will increase awareness of possible measures to be taken to enhance the level of preparedness. This project will also include an initial expert workshop in Geneva to explore needs in relation to the implementation of Article VII of the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention (BTWC) and to design activities to meet these needs.
Description of Activities: Technical Training, Conference/Workshop, Knowledge Sharing/Best Practices, Emergency Preparedness/Response, Legislative/Regulatory Assistance
CBRN Risk Addressed Code: Biological
Status: Active
Title: Support for the Inter-Sessional Programme and Preparations for the Ninth Review Conference of the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention (BTWC)
Donor/Funding Partner: European Union
Implementing Partner: Biological Weapons Convention Implementation Support Unit (BWC-ISU), United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA)
Unique Project Code: 40138
Type of Partner: Intl/Regional Org
Region: Global
Start Date: January 2019
Project Description: This project focuses on mobilising Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention (BTWC) States Parties towards active participation in the Ninth Review Conference by organising four regional or sub-regional workshops and by offering opportunities to reflect on and discuss key topics of the 2018-2020 inter-sessional programme. The objective of these workshops is to facilitate common understandings on a regional or sub-regional basis by discussing proposals for moving issues forward.
Description of Activities: Conference/Workshop, Knowledge Sharing/Best Practices
CBRN Risk Addressed Code: Biological
Status: Active
Title: Fostering Biosecurity Networks in the Global South
Donor/Funding Partner: European Union
Implementing Partner: Biological Weapons Convention Implementation Support Unit (BWC-ISU), United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA)
Unique Project Code: 40137
Type of Partner: Intl/Regional Org
Region: Africa, Asia, Caribbean, Central America, Oceania, South America
Start Date: January 2019
Project Description: This project aims to provide capacity-development opportunities for young policymakers, scientists and academics from the Global South engaged in fields related to the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention (BTWC). Two seminars will be organised in Geneva to bring together youth from the Global South to expose them to the concept of multilateral disarmament negotiations and enabling their engagement with diplomats and high-level experts in the field. Particular emphasis will be placed on encouraging the participation of young women from the Global South.
Description of Activities: Network Development/Outreach, Conference/Workshop
CBRN Risk Addressed Code: Biological
Status: Active
Title: Capacity Development in Support of Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention (BTWC) Implementation II
Donor/Funding Partner: European Union
Implementing Partner: Biological Weapons Convention Implementation Support Unit (BWC-ISU), United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA)
Unique Project Code: 40136
Type of Partner: Intl/Regional Org
Region: Global
Start Date: January 2019
Project Description: This project seeks to establish active cooperation with Member States, experts and national institutions able to provide high-quality and relevant assistance. In addition, this project seeks to partner with relevant national institutions that have particular expertise and, inter alia, have carried out assistance projects in the past. Also under this project, up to three peer review exercises will be undertaken in order to further broaden support for this concept.
Description of Activities: Network Development/Outreach
CBRN Risk Addressed Code: Biological
Status: Active
Title: Support for Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention (BTWC) Universalisation II
Donor/Funding Partner: European Union
Implementing Partner: Biological Weapons Convention Implementation Support Unit (BWC-ISU), United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA)
Unique Project Code: 40135
Type of Partner: Intl/Regional Org
Region: Africa, Oceania
Start Date: January 2019
Project Description: This project involves specific activities to target four States which are signatories but not yet party to the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention (BTWC) in order to achieve substantive progress in their ratification/accession process. Focus areas for the activities will be the provision of specific informational materials on the benefits of joining the BTWC, awareness-raising among national stakeholders, including parliamentarians and other political decision makers, and the promotion of the establishment of national coordination on BTWC-related issues. Additionally, two regional workshops, one for Africa and one for the Pacific region, will be organised to capitalise on the geographical proximity of several States not party to the BTWC and to encourage regional dialogue in order to sustain universalisation efforts.
Description of Activities: Legislative/Regulatory Assistance, Knowledge Sharing/Best Practices, Network Development/Outreach, Conference/Workshop
CBRN Risk Addressed Code: Biological
Status: Active
Title: Preventing Nuclear Smuggling Program (PNSP) – Nuclear Forensics in Armenia
Donor/Funding Partner: United States
Implementing Partner: Civilian Research Development Foundation (CRDF Global), United States Department of State
Unique Project Code: 40125
Type of Partner: State
Country: Armenia
Region: Europe
Start Date: 2013
Project Description: This project established, equipped, and opened a nuclear forensics laboratory at the Metsamor Nuclear Power Plant in Armenia to provide the country with the ability to collect nuclear and radiological material and to help combat the issue of transnational nuclear smuggling.
Description of Activities: Infrastructure/Equipment Support
CBRN Risk Addressed Code: Multiple CBRN
Status: Completed
Title: Partnership for Nuclear Security (PNS) – Engaging Experts in Nuclear Security
Donor/Funding Partner: United States
Implementing Partner: Civilian Research Development Foundation (CRDF Global), United States Department of State
Unique Project Code: 40126
Type of Partner: State
Region: Middle East, Northern Africa
Start Date: 2013
Project Description: This project trained high-level university faculty and nuclear experts from the Middle East and North African region in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates in December 2013. Participants developed tailored nuclear security materials to use in their university's curriculum. The purpose of the training was to develop more robust nuclear security policies and curricula in the region.
Description of Activities: Technical Training
CBRN Risk Addressed Code: Nuclear
Status: Completed
Title: Cooperative Biological Engagement Program (CBEP) – Afghanistan Professional Network Building, Training and Exposure (NBTE) Program
Donor/Funding Partner: United States
Implementing Partner: Civilian Research Development Foundation (CRDF Global), United States Department of State
Unique Project Code: 40127
Type of Partner: State
Country: Afghanistan
Region: Middle East
Start Date: 2015
Project Description: The Afghanistan Professional Network Building, Training and Exposure (NBTE) Program provides opportunities for bioscientists to participate in international conferences and visit international research institutions to: 1) connect Afghani scientists with professional contacts to increase potential research collaboration and partnership opportunities; and 2) expose researchers to the latest research topics and techniques to improve biosafety, biosecurity and public and animal health policies in Afghanistan. A key part of this program is researchers receiving training on critical skills related to creating and submitting an abstract and presenting research at a scientific conference.
Description of Activities: Network Development/Outreach, Conference/Workshop, Technical Training
CBRN Risk Addressed Code: Biological
Status: Active
Title: Biosecurity Engagement Program (BEP) – Jordan Emergency Operations Center (EOC)
Donor/Funding Partner: United States
Implementing Partner: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Civilian Research Development Foundation (CRDF Global), Ministry of Health of Jordan, United States Department of State
Unique Project Code: 40128
Type of Partner: State
Country: Jordan
Region: Middle East
Project Description: This project established a modern Emergency Operations Center (EOC) at the Ministry of Health in Jordan to enable responses to public health emergencies, whether caused by natural disasters, disease outbreaks, or deliberate attacks. This EOC is equipped with state of the art data management, video and teleconferencing capabilities, and smartboard technology, all supported by an uninterrupted power supply.
Description of Activities: Infrastructure/Equipment Support, Emergency Preparedness/Response
CBRN Risk Addressed Code: Biological
Status: Completed
Title: Chemical Security Program (CSP) – Chemical Supply Chains
Donor/Funding Partner: United States
Implementing Partner: Civilian Research Development Foundation (CRDF Global), United States Department of State
Unique Project Code: 40129
Type of Partner: State
Country: Egypt
Region: Northern Africa
Start Date: 2015
Project Description: This project consisted of a three-day workshop for Egyptian chemical specialists on international best practices for development of a secure chemical supply chain. These workshops helped to strengthen Egyptian public-private coordination on ensuring weaponizable chemicals and related equipment do not fall into the hands of groups intent on conducting attacks. This workshop focused on Egypt's national strategy for securing supply chains.
Description of Activities: Conference/Workshop, Knowledge Sharing/Best Practices, Network Development/Outreach
CBRN Risk Addressed Code: Chemical
Status: Completed
Title: Biosecurity Engagement Program (BEP) – Bolivia
Donor/Funding Partner: United States
Implementing Partner: Civilian Research Development Foundation (CRDF Global), United States Department of State
Unique Project Code: 40130
Type of Partner: State
Country: Bolivia
Region: South America
Start Date: 2012
Project Description: Bolivian scientists travelled to Emory University in the United States to participate in a five-day course on safety and security for biosafety level three labs (BSL-3). The scientists interacted with international colleagues and attended sessions on risk assessment, personal protective equipment (PPE), emergency laboratory procedures, the Biological and Toxins Weapons Convention (BTWC) and issues regarding dual-use research.
Description of Activities: Technical Training, Network Development/Outreach
CBRN Risk Addressed Code: Biological
Status: Completed
Title: Biosecurity Engagement Program (BEP) – Asia-Pacific Biosafety Association Conference
Donor/Funding Partner: United States
Implementing Partner: Civilian Research Development Foundation (CRDF Global), United States Department of State
Unique Project Code: 40131
Type of Partner: State
Country: Malaysia, The Philippines, Vietnam
Region: Oceania, Southeast Asia
Start Date: 2012
Project Description: This project coordinated the participation of laboratory specialists and scientists from Malaysia, the Philippines, Indonesia, and Vietnam in the Asia-Pacific Biosafety Association Conference in Bali, Indonesia. The conference focused on biosafety during a pandemic, laboratory safety equipment, disinfection and decontamination, and the process of launching a biorisk management program. The conference provided the participants with tools for developing biosecurity curricula and trainings at their home institutions, and allowed them to establish new relationships with colleagues from around the world.
Description of Activities: Conference/Workshop, Network Development/Outreach, Technical Training
CBRN Risk Addressed Code: Biological
Status: Completed
Title: Nuclear Education Consortium (NEC)
Donor/Funding Partner: Civilian Research Development Foundation (CRDF Global)
Implementing Partner: Civilian Research Development Foundation (CRDF Global)
Unique Project Code: 40132
Type of Partner: NGO
Region: Global
Start Date: 2010
Project Description: The Nuclear Education Consortium (NEC) helped develop human resource capacity in countries building new nuclear energy programs or expanding existing programs. This program offered a single interface to assist new entrant states, as well as states expanding nuclear power programs, in building local nuclear education capability through access to a growing number of leading American education providers. Assistance available included: faculty loan or exchange programs, department formation and curriculum development, short courses, and mechanisms to provide international students with firsthand experience.
Description of Activities: Network Development/Outreach, Funds
CBRN Risk Addressed Code: Nuclear
Status: Completed
Title: Kyrgyz Consortium for GIS Excellence (KCGE) Project
Donor/Funding Partner: United States
Implementing Partner: Civilian Research Development Foundation (CRDF Global), United States Department of State
Unique Project Code: 40133
Type of Partner: State
Country: Kyrgyzstan
Region: Central Asia
Start Date: 2006
Project Description: The Kyrgyz Consortium for GIS Excellence (KCGE) has helped scientists across Central Asia strengthen their mapping skills to more quickly map and track diseases. It primary goal was to raise the level of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) expertise in Kyrgyzstan and to stimulate research, education, and business cooperation using these technologies. The KCGE has resulted in the establishment of a GIS facility located at the Kyrgyz State University of Construction, Transportation and Architecture (KSUCTA) in Bishkek. A GIS computer laboratory equipped with modern hardware and GIS software was established at KSUCTA. Instructors from the local research community, the United States, and Europe provide GIS training in spatial analysis, spatial epidemiology, ecological modeling and integration of GIS into biological, ecological and disease surveillance studies.
Description of Activities: Technical Training, Infrastructure/Equipment Support
CBRN Risk Addressed Code: Biological
Status: Completed
Title: Cooperative Threat Reduction (CTR) Program – Anthrax Research in Kazakhstan
Donor/Funding Partner: United States
Implementing Partner: Civilian Research Development Foundation (CRDF Global), United States Defense Threat Reduction Agency
Unique Project Code: 40134
Type of Partner: State
Country: Kazakhstan
Region: Central Asia
Start Date: 2007
Project Description: Through this project researchers from the M. Aikimbayev Kazakh Scientific Center for Quarantine and Zoonotic Diseases in Kazakhstan worked with U.S. researchers to apply Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and new, modern genetic techniques to predict and prevent the occurrence of anthrax. A national collection of strains and electronic database were created, enabling the identification of territories most susceptible to anthrax outbreaks. New, modern genetic techniques were also introduced to identify and diagnose the majority of anthrax strains found in Kazakhstan.
Description of Activities: Infrastructure/Equipment Support, Knowledge Sharing/Best Practices
CBRN Risk Addressed Code: Biological
Status: Completed
Title: Table-Top Simulation on Nuclear Smuggling in China
Donor/Funding Partner: Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI)
Implementing Partner: China Institutes of Contemporary International Relations (CICIR)
Unique Project Code: 30159
Type of Partner: NGO
Country: China
Region: East Asia
Start Date: 2015
Project Description: This table-top exercise held in Beijing was a scenario-based simulation focused on how China and the United States can strengthen cooperation to prevent or respond to nuclear smuggling and related incidents. The scenario was developed to highlight the key issues that U.S. and Chinese officials would face in this type of incident. After the simulation, participants agreed that the scenario-based discussion helped them to better understand the key questions and challenges both countries would confront in the event of an actual smuggling incident.
Description of Activities: Knowledge Sharing/Best Practices, Border/Export Control
CBRN Risk Addressed Code: Multiple CBRN
Status: Completed
Title: BioIndustry Initiative – Sibbiopharm
Donor/Funding Partner: United States
Implementing Partner: Civilian Research Development Foundation (CRDF Global), United States Department of State
Unique Project Code: 40124
Type of Partner: State
Country: Siberia
Region: Europe
Start Date: 2002
Project Description: This initiative turned a once defunct Soviet biologics production facility in Berdsk, Siberia into an international biotechnology enterprise and trained staff, which included former weapons scientists, to operate the facility as a private business. In addition to facilitating large-scale upgrades to Sibbiopharm's infrastructure, its staff and local leaders dismantled its dual-use capabilities to ensure the facility was fully equipped and able to practice safe and responsible science.
Description of Activities: Infrastructure/Equipment Support, Technical Training
CBRN Risk Addressed Code: Biological
Status: Completed
Title: ‘Galaxy Serpent’ Table-Top Exercise
Donor/Funding Partner: United States
Implementing Partner: Civilian Research Development Foundation (CRDF Global), United States Department of Homeland Security, United States Department of State
Unique Project Code: 40123
Type of Partner: State
Region: Global
Project Description: This was a virtual, web-based international table-top exercise, where teams of scientists from various countries used provided public domain spent nuclear fuel compositions to formulate their own model national nuclear forensics library (NNFL), and determined if hypothetically seized spent nuclear fuel is or is not consistent with their national nuclear forensics library. This exercise aimed to promote best practices through providing a vehicle for participants to gather key technical expertise to create a NNFL using guidelines in International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) documents and to illustrate the potential probative benefits offered by creating such a library.
Description of Activities: Technical Training, Knowledge Sharing/Best Practices
CBRN Risk Addressed Code: Nuclear
Status: Completed
Title: Policy Dialogue and Technical Consultancy
Donor/Funding Partner: African Biosafety Network of Expertise (ABNE)
Implementing Partner: African Biosafety Network of Expertise (ABNE)
Unique Project Code: 40122
Type of Partner: NGO
Region: Africa
Project Description: At the request of African countries African Biosafety Network of Expertise (ABNE) supports high level policy dialogue and provides technical expertise to help implement national biosafety frameworks.
Description of Activities: Legislative/Regulatory Assistance
CBRN Risk Addressed Code: Biological
Status: Active
Title: Facilitation of Networking and Experience Sharing
Donor/Funding Partner: African Biosafety Network of Expertise (ABNE)
Implementing Partner: African Biosafety Network of Expertise (ABNE)
Unique Project Code: 40121
Type of Partner: NGO
Region: Africa
Project Description: African Biosafety Network of Expertise (ABNE) facilitates networking among African regulators and policy makers in order to share experiences, learn from each other, and identify appropriate and sustainable biosafety processes.
Description of Activities: Network Development/Outreach, Knowledge Sharing/Best Practices
CBRN Risk Addressed Code: Biological
Status: Active
Title: Science and Technology: Training in Research and Development
Donor/Funding Partner: Argentina
Implementing Partner: Argentine-Brazilian Biotechnology Center (CABBIO), Ministry of Science and Technology of Argentina, Ministry of Science and Technology of Mozambique
Unique Project Code: 40120
Type of Partner: State
Country: Mozambique
Region: Eastern Africa
Start Date: 2012
Project Description: A training for Mozambican scientists in the areas of biotechnology to strengthen the scientific system of Mozambique through the transfer of knowledge by offering courses on high technology for the generation and implementation of programs and projects related to biotechnology.
Description of Activities: Technical Training
CBRN Risk Addressed Code: Biological
Status: Completed
Title: Joint Action Towards a Global Regime Against Corruption Project
Donor/Funding Partner: Australia
Implementing Partner: Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Australia, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
Unique Project Code: 40119
Type of Partner: State
Region: South Asia, Southeast Asia
Start Date: 2016
Project Description: This project seeks to strengthen anti-corruption legislative, regulatory and policy frameworks in Southeast Asia and South Asia, including through enhancing the implementation of the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) to address transnational organized crime challenges while also enabling foreign direct investments and economic growth. This project aims to build capacity for target countries to implement UNCAC, support regional coordination of anti-corruption policies and practices, and develop knowledge tools to support policy-making in the fight against corruption.
Project Budget: US$5,630,000
Description of Activities: Legislative/Regulatory Assistance, Network Development/Outreach, Knowledge Sharing/Best Practices
Status: Active
Title: UNODC-WCO Container Control Programme (CCP) – Regional Strategic Trade and Export Control Awareness Raising Workshop
Donor/Funding Partner: Japan, United States
Implementing Partner: United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), World Customs Organization (WCO)
Unique Project Code: 40118
Type of Partner: States
Country: Tajikistan
Region: Central Asia
Start Date: 2018
Project Description: A workshop for customs officers of port control units (PCUs) from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan to raise awareness and strengthen their knowledge in the field of strategic trade and export control.
Description of Activities: Border/Export Control, Conference/Workshop
CBRN Risk Addressed Code: Multiple CBRN
Status: Completed
Title: Workshop on Joint Biological Investigation Skills
Donor/Funding Partner: Unassigned
Implementing Partner: International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL)
Unique Project Code: 40117
Region: Global
Project Description: This workshop aims to increase information sharing and cooperation between law enforcement investigators and animal/human health specialists when responding to a biological incident. By understanding their different priorities and constraints, joint investigative effort are more effective in containing biological outbreaks and identifying perpetrators.
Description of Activities: Conference/Workshop, Knowledge Sharing/Best Practices, Emergency Preparedness/Response
CBRN Risk Addressed Code: Biological
Status: Active
Title: Enabling Tools and Activities
Donor/Funding Partner: European Union
Implementing Partner: Biological Weapons Convention Implementation Support Unit (BWC-ISU), United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA)
Unique Project Code: 40116
Type of Partner: Intl/Regional Org
Region: Global
Start Date: July 2012
Project Description: This project provided various tools and activities to enable and support effective national implementation of the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention (BTWC) including submission of Confidence-Building Measures (CBMs). This project created a comprehensive guidance brochure of the obligations of the State Parties of the BTWC and a CBMs guidance brochure.
Description of Activities: Network Development/Outreach
CBRN Risk Addressed Code: Biological
Status: Completed
Title: Biological Crime Scene Management Training
Donor/Funding Partner: Unassigned
Implementing Partner: International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL)
Unique Project Code: 40115
Region: Global
Project Description: In this training, law enforcement agencies are guided on how to better recognize, respond and manage a biological crime scene. It covers key aspects such as incident awareness, information and intelligence sharing, incident control, personal protective equipment (PPE), evidence recovery and forensic work.
Description of Activities: Technical Training, Emergency Preparedness/Response, Knowledge Sharing/Best Practices
CBRN Risk Addressed Code: Biological
Status: Active
Title: Biological Crime Scene Live Operational Exercise
Donor/Funding Partner: Unassigned
Implementing Partner: International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL)
Unique Project Code: 40114
Region: Global
Project Description: This operational exercise is the opportunity to test standard operating procedures and multi-agency cooperation. Law enforcement and other relevant agencies simulate a response to an incident involving biological material.
Description of Activities: Technical Training, Emergency Preparedness/Response, Network Development/Outreach
CBRN Risk Addressed Code: Biological
Status: Active
Title: Responding to a Deliberate Biological Event Training
Donor/Funding Partner: Unassigned
Implementing Partner: International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL)
Unique Project Code: 40113
Region: Global
Project Description: This training prepares law enforcement and public health agencies to effectively implement collaborative action in the event of a bioterrorist attack. It primarily focuses on areas related to the receipt of evidentiary samples from law enforcement, such as acceptance criteria, sample packaging, controls and documentation.
Description of Activities: Technical Training, Emergency Preparedness/Response, Network Development/Outreach
CBRN Risk Addressed Code: Biological
Status: Active
Title: Bioterrorism Anti-Smuggling and Sample Collection Operational Exercise
Donor/Funding Partner: Unassigned
Implementing Partner: International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL)
Unique Project Code: 40112
Region: Global
Project Description: This operational exercise aims to identify and deter the smuggling of biological agents, materials and equipment. At strategic operational locations, national CBRNE teams and other agency officers have the opportunity to put their newly acquired skills and knowledge into practice. This operational exercise reinforces the importance of the integrated, multi-agency approach.
Description of Activities: Technical Training, Border/Export Control, Network Development/Outreach
CBRN Risk Addressed Code: Biological
Status: Active
Title: Bioterrorism Evidence Exploitation Training
Donor/Funding Partner: Unassigned
Implementing Partner: International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL)
Unique Project Code: 40111
Region: Global
Project Description: This training is specifically designed to address evidence collection in a biologically contaminated crime scene. It provides essential skills and knowledge related to countermeasures, evidence preservation, maintaining chain of custody and compliance to ensure evidence acceptance.
Description of Activities: Technical Training, Legislative/Regulatory Assistance
CBRN Risk Addressed Code: Biological
Status: Active
Title: Workshop on Joint Procedures and Protocols Development
Donor/Funding Partner: Unassigned
Implementing Partner: International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL)
Unique Project Code: 40110
Region: Global
Project Description: This workshop assists national agencies to develop substantive inter-agency coordination protocols. This will allow relevant stakeholders such as investigators, rescue and emergency management personnel to better prepare for and respond to a biological incident.
Description of Activities: Conference/Workshop, Network Development/Outreach, Emergency Preparedness/Response
CBRN Risk Addressed Code: Biological
Status: Active
Title: Bioterrorism Tabletop Exercise
Donor/Funding Partner: Unassigned
Implementing Partner: International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL)
Unique Project Code: 40109
Region: Global
Project Description: The key objective of this tabletop exercise is to identify existing national law enforcement capabilities. Through a simulated bioterrorism incident, countries put their established policies and procedures into practice. This allows countries to assess the coordination between the key national agencies and identify further training requirements.
Description of Activities: Technical Training, Legislative/Regulatory Assistance
CBRN Risk Addressed Code: Biological
Status: Active
Title: Workshop on Biological Threat Identification for Investigations on Foreign Terrorist Fighters
Donor/Funding Partner: Unassigned
Implementing Partner: International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL)
Unique Project Code: 40108
Region: Global
Project Description: This workshop seeks to mitigate biological threats posed by the potential return of foreign terrorist fighters to their home countries. It includes the development and adoption of preventive mechanisms, in order to ensure their knowledge related to biological weapons is not transferred to non-state actors.
Description of Activities: Conference/Workshop, Legislative/Regulatory Assistance
CBRN Risk Addressed Code: Biological
Status: Active
Title: Darknet Investigation Training Course: Countering Biological and Chemical Terrorism Activities on the Darknet
Donor/Funding Partner: Unassigned
Implementing Partner: International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL)
Unique Project Code: 40107
Region: Global
Project Description: This specialized training aims to tackle the threat of acquiring, transferring, smuggling biological material, weapons and bioterrorism-related information by providing counter-terrorism, intelligence and cyber-crime officers with the necessary knowledge and skills to conduct undercover darknet investigations. This will better equip them to detect and collect evidence associated to the proliferation of biological and chemical material on the darknet.
Description of Activities: Technical Training, Legislative/Regulatory Assistance
CBRN Risk Addressed Code: Multiple CBRN
Status: Active
Title: Dual-Use Materials Awareness Workshop for Law Enforcement
Donor/Funding Partner: Unassigned
Implementing Partner: International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL)
Unique Project Code: 40106
Region: Global
Project Description: This workshop aims to increase law enforcement and border agency awareness of dual-use materials.
Description of Activities: Conference/Workshop, Border/Export Control, Knowledge Sharing/Best Practices
CBRN Risk Addressed Code: Biological
Status: Active
Title: Bioterrorism Risks and Controls Workshop
Donor/Funding Partner: Unassigned
Implementing Partner: International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL)
Unique Project Code: 40105
Region: Global
Project Description: This workshop provides law enforcement with a risk assessment of current biological threats related to global terrorism, natural disease outbreaks and technological vulnerabilities. It focuses on raising awareness of triggers and indicators of biological threats in order to prevent biological incidents.
Description of Activities: Conference/Workshop, Knowledge Sharing/Best Practices
CBRN Risk Addressed Code: Biological
Status: Active
Title: Project Litmus
Donor/Funding Partner: Unassigned
Implementing Partner: International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL)
Unique Project Code: 40104
Region: Global
Project Description: By increasing the likelihood of law enforcement entities to disrupt chemical attacks during the development and construction stage of a chemical weapon or Improvised Explosive Device (IED), this project highlights the need for agencies to move away from operating in professional silos.
Description of Activities: Network Development/Outreach
CBRN Risk Addressed Code: Chemical
Status: Active
Title: Project Chief (Chemical Investigation, Examination and Forensics Course)
Donor/Funding Partner: Unassigned
Implementing Partner: International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL)
Unique Project Code: 40103
Region: Global
Project Description: This course builds capacity in a post-blast response by enhancing a country's command and control structure embedded in the investigation.
Description of Activities: Technical Training, Legislative/Regulatory Assistance
CBRN Risk Addressed Code: Chemical
Status: Active
Title: Project Chasm (Chemical Awareness Scene Management), Mali
Donor/Funding Partner: Unassigned
Implementing Partner: International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL)
Unique Project Code: 40102
Country: Mali
Region: Western Africa
Start Date: 2017
Project Description: This project offered a course for law enforcement crime scene examiners in Mali to enhance their capability to deal with chemical and/or explosive contaminated incident scenes, outline appropriate safety procedures and internationally recognized standard sampling techniques, while working in a highly dangerous crime scene environment. The course aimed to strengthen the ability of law enforcement agencies to investigate chemical attacks, manage chemical crime scenes and forensics protocols, and to foster cooperation among law enforcement agencies within the region.
Description of Activities: Technical Training, Emergency Preparedness/Response, Knowledge Sharing/Best Practices, Legislative/Regulatory Assistance, Network Development/Outreach
CBRN Risk Addressed Code: Chemical
Status: Completed
Title: Project Crimp (Chemical Risk Identification and Mitigation Project)
Donor/Funding Partner: Unassigned
Implementing Partner: International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL)
Unique Project Code: 40101
Region: Global
Project Description: This project provides a platform for multi-agency cooperation between law enforcement, government, academia and the chemical industry to share knowledge, experience and identify solutions for sustainable, focused, chemical security countermeasures. This project includes a communications outreach component with the use of strategic media and communications tools contributing to a holistic approach and bolsters security throughout the life cycle of chemicals of concern and their precursors.
Description of Activities: Network Development/Outreach, Knowledge Sharing/Best Practices, Legislative/Regulatory Assistance
CBRN Risk Addressed Code: Chemical
Status: Active
Title: Project Chasm (Chemical Awareness Scene Management)
Donor/Funding Partner: Unassigned
Implementing Partner: International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL)
Unique Project Code: 40100
Region: Global
Project Description: This project is a course designed to enhance the capability of law enforcement crime scene examiners in dealing with chemical and/or explosive contaminated incident scenes, outlining appropriate safety procedures and internationally recognized standard sampling techniques, while working in a highly dangerous crime scene environment. The course also aims to strengthen the ability of law enforcement agencies to investigate chemical attacks, manage chemical crime scenes and forensics protocols, and to foster cooperation among law enforcement agencies within the region.
Description of Activities: Technical Training, Emergency Preparedness/Response, Knowledge Sharing/Best Practices, Legislative/Regulatory Assistance, Network Development/Outreach
CBRN Risk Addressed Code: Chemical
Status: Active
Title: Project Crimp (Chemical Risk Identification and Mitigation Project), Iraq
Donor/Funding Partner: Iraq
Implementing Partner: International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL)
Unique Project Code: 40099
Type of Partner: State
Country: Iraq
Region: Middle East
Start Date: 2018
Project Description: To identify, reduce and mitigate the risk posed by weaponizable chemicals and their precursors, this project offered a training course on producing a risk matrix of chemicals of specific concern from Iraq. The course also identified areas of good practice, duplication of effort and potential vulnerabilities, and started to develop a multi-agency team to oversee future activity. The second part of the course continued building the working group to implement chemical security countermeasures and began implementation. A key activity under this project was public awareness raising on chemical security. This project allowed delegates to review their chemical security capabilities.
Description of Activities: Technical Training, Knowledge Sharing/Best Practices, Legislative/Regulatory Assistance
CBRN Risk Addressed Code: Chemical
Status: Completed
Title: Nuclear Weapon Risk Reduction Project
Donor/Funding Partner: Finland, Switzerland
Implementing Partner: United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR)
Unique Project Code: 40098
Type of Partner: States
Region: Global
Start Date: 2018
Project Description: This project seeks to identify areas of common interest in risk reduction for States -- nuclear-armed and non-nuclear armed alike -- and help them to respond in constructive ways through a new framework that has practical application in regional contexts. Its core objectives are the following: 1) to produce a comprehensive mapping of current ideas on nuclear risk reduction; 2) to identify practical and feasible ways to reduce nuclear risk building on the comprehensive mapping above; and 3) to develop a series of options for regional nuclear risk reduction actions tailored to State actors for specific scenarios and contexts across different time horizons Conferences and workshops are held throughout the project to offer an opportunity to discuss research findings.
Description of Activities: Knowledge Sharing/Best Practices, Conference/Workshop
CBRN Risk Addressed Code: Nuclear
Status: Active
Title: New Approaches to Transparency in Nuclear Security and Disarmament Project
Donor/Funding Partner: Carnegie Corporation of New York, Germany, MacArthur Foundation
Implementing Partner: United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR)
Unique Project Code: 40097
Type of Partner: State & Foundations
Region: Global
Project Description: This project explores new tools and approaches that can provide transparency and accountability in nuclear disarmament and nuclear security with a focus on fissile materials in the military domain, including materials still in nuclear weapons and their components. The primary goal of the project is to develop tools that would use recent advances in verification technologies to achieve transparency without intrusiveness in dealing with materials that are sensitive in nature. Particular attention is paid to nuclear security arrangements that allow international cooperation in strengthening protection of fissile materials.
Description of Activities: Other
CBRN Risk Addressed Code: Nuclear
Status: Active
Title: Peaceful Uses Initiative (PUI)
Donor/Funding Partner: Australia, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, European Commission, France, Germany, Hungary, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Malaysia, Monaco, New Zealand, Norway, Republic of Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States
Implementing Partner: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Unique Project Code: 40096
Type of Partner: States & Intl/Regional Org
Region: Global
Start Date: 2010
Project Description: This initiative is instrumental in mobilizing extra-budgetary contributions which supplement the Technical Cooperation Fund to support technical cooperation projects and other unfunded projects of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in the areas of peaceful application of nuclear technology. It has also allowed the IAEA to be more flexible and quicker in responding to shifting priorities of Member States, as well as to unexpected needs or unforeseen emergency events, as demonstrated in the response to the Ebola virus disease in West Africa and the recent outbreak of the Zika disease in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Description of Activities: Other
CBRN Risk Addressed Code: Nuclear
Status: Active
Title: Advanced Course on Emergency Preparedness and Response for First Responders from Paraguay
Donor/Funding Partner: Czech Republic
Implementing Partner: Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW)
Unique Project Code: 40095
Type of Partner: State
Country: Paraguay
Region: South America
Start Date: 2016
Project Description: This training allowed police, army, firefighting and emergency medical services personnel to acquire new skills in emergency preparedness and response. Additionally, the meeting was an opportunity for the participants to exchange lessons learned to improve their performance and increase coordination among national institutions in case of future chemical incidents.
Description of Activities: Technical Training, Emergency Preparedness/Response, Knowledge Sharing/Best Practices
CBRN Risk Addressed Code: Chemical
Status: Active
Title: Third Operational Training in Emergency Response to Chemical Incident or Attack
Donor/Funding Partner: Czech Republic, United Kingdom
Implementing Partner: Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW)
Unique Project Code: 40094
Type of Partner: States
Country: Uganda
Region: Eastern Africa
Start Date: November 2018
Project Description: The main objective of the training was to equip the participants with knowledge and skills in handling emergencies involving toxic chemicals. A total of 36 participants from Burundi, Kenya, United Republic of Tanzania, Rwanda and Uganda were trained. This training is in line of capacity building for the region to provide future trainings in the region using the pool of experts trained under this programme.
Description of Activities: Technical Training, Emergency Preparedness/Response
CBRN Risk Addressed Code: Chemical
Status: Active
Title: European Union Support to the Biological Weapons Convention
Donor/Funding Partner: European Union
Implementing Partner: Biological Weapons Convention Implementation Support Unit (BWC-ISU), United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA)
Unique Project Code: 40093
Type of Partner: Intl/Regional Org
Region: Global
Start Date: 2006
Project Description: This programme aims to support the Biological Weapons Convention (BWC) and the work of the BWC Implementation Support Unit (BWC-ISU) on the international, regional and national levels through six major projects: 1) promoting universal adherence to the BWC; 2) enhancing interaction with non-governmental stakeholders on science and technology; 3) developing national capacities for BWC implementation in particular in developing countries through extended assistance programmes; 4) supporting preparations for the Eighth BWC Review Conference; 5) strengthening the United Nations Secretary-General's Mechanism for Investigation of Alleged Use of Chemical, Biological and Toxin Weapons; and 6) enabling tools for awareness-raising, education and engagement.
Project Budget: €6,307,000
Description of Activities: Network Development/Outreach, Legislative/Regulatory Assistance, Knowledge Sharing/Best Practices
CBRN Risk Addressed Code: Biological
Status: Active
Title: Veterinary Legislation Support Programme (VSLP)
Donor/Funding Partner: European Union
Implementing Partner: World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE)
Unique Project Code: 40092
Region: Global
Start Date: 2008
Project Description: This programme helps Member Countries recognise and address their needs for modern, comprehensive veterinary legislation in compliance with international standards to support strong and effective Veterinary Services. It consists of two stages. The first stage is the Veterinary Legislation Identification Mission to obtain a detailed picture of the current state of veterinary legislation in a country. The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) seeks to raise awareness of the essential elements in legal drafting that result in quality veterinary legislation, identify/support the preparation of national priorities in terms of veterinary legislation, and develop recommendations to modernise a country's veterinary legislation. The second phase of this programme is the Veterinary Legislation Agreement to support the country in correcting its deficiencies in veterinary legislation. The OIE seeks to establish specific objectives for legislation reform/modernisation based upon the country's priority needs, raise awareness and strengthen relevant skills and promote collaboration between technical and legal drafters, and support the development of new laws and regulations. This programme is available to OIE Members and the request is made through the OIE Delegate to the Director General of the OIE.
Description of Activities: Legislative/Regulatory Assistance, Knowledge Sharing/Best Practices, Network Development/Outreach
CBRN Risk Addressed Code: Biological
Status: Active
Title: Strengthening the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) Onsite Inspections Capabilities
Donor/Funding Partner: European Union
Implementing Partner: CTBTO Preparatory Commission
Unique Project Code: 40091
Type of Partner: Intl/Regional Org
Region: Global
Start Date: 2010
Project Description: The objective of this project was to re-engineer and delivery of a prototype modular of an Onsite Inspection (OSI) capable noble gas (Radio-Xenon) Field Detection System (OSI XeFDS) that meets the OSI specific requirements particularly in terms of throughput of noble gas samples and transportability.
Description of Activities: Infrastructure/Equipment Support
CBRN Risk Addressed Code: Multiple CBRN
Status: Completed
Title: Technical Assistance to States Signatories in Africa and in the Latin American and Caribbean Region so as to Enable Them to Fully Participate in and Contribute to the Implementation of the CTBT Verification System
Donor/Funding Partner: European Union
Implementing Partner: CTBTO Preparatory Commission
Unique Project Code: 40090
Type of Partner: Intl/Regional Org
Region: Africa, Caribbean, Central America, North America, South America
Start Date: 2010
Project Description: This project provided group training in the regions on the processing of International Monitoring System (IMS) data and analysis of International Data Centre (IDC) products, as well basic equipment when needed. Targeted training was also given in establishing National Data Centres (NDC) and SSAs as well as in identifying and assessing the system’s civilian and scientific benefits.
Description of Activities: Technical Training, Infrastructure/Equipment Support
CBRN Risk Addressed Code: Nuclear
Status: Completed
Title: Improvement of the CTBT Verification System Through Strengthened Cooperation with the Scientific Community
Donor/Funding Partner: European Union
Implementing Partner: CTBTO Preparatory Commission
Unique Project Code: 40089
Region: Global
Start Date: 2012
Project Description: The objectives of this project are to improve the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) verification system by supporting the involvement of the external scientific and technical community at large. Project activities included: workshops and technical meetings with scientific and technical experts on techniques and processes that have the best potential to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the verification system; and the development and testing of those techniques/processes to turn those solutions into a workable software.
Description of Activities: Conference/Workshop, Legislative/Regulatory Assistance
CBRN Risk Addressed Code: Multiple CBRN
Status: Completed
Title: Africa Programme II
Donor/Funding Partner: European Union
Implementing Partner: Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW)
Unique Project Code: 40088
Type of Partner: Intl/Regional Org
Region: Africa
Start Date: 2012
Project Description: This project enhanced African national authorities capacity to draft national implementing legislation and customs officials capacities to identify chemicals relevant to the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC). The project also enhanced African States Parties' laboratories level of technical competence to analyse chemicals related to the national implementation of the CWC, upgraded relevant stakeholders knowledge and understanding regarding process safety management practices, and increased African States Parties' awareness of the importance of submitting timely and full declarations on national programmes related to protective purposes. Project activities included: technical assistance visits to provide focused assistance to meet the requirements of the requests made by the African States Parties; training of Customs officials on the technical aspects of the CWC's transfers' regime; industry outreach via CWC and chemical process safety workshops; analytical skills development courses on theoretical training and hands-on experience; a regional workshop on Article X and issues of regional cooperation in the area of assistance and emergency response; and developing a regional/national emergency response system against chemical weapons.
Description of Activities: Legislative/Regulatory Assistance, Knowledge Sharing/Best Practices, Technical Training, Network Development/Outreach, Conference/Workshop, Emergency Preparedness/Response, Border/Export Control
CBRN Risk Addressed Code: Chemical
Status: Completed
Title: Preparedness of States Parties to Prevent and Respond to Attacks Involving Chemicals II
Donor/Funding Partner: European Union
Implementing Partner: Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW)
Unique Project Code: 40087
Type of Partner: Intl/Regional Org
Region: Global
Start Date: 2012
Project Description: This project contributed to the development of national capacities of States Parties to prevent, prepare for, and respond to a terrorist attack with chemicals and to improve their response to requests for assistance in the event of the use of chemicals. Project activities included: regional workshops to foster discussion and analysis of several assistance and protection-related issues; table top exercises; developing an analysis on possible roles and functions of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) with interested parties in chemical security; and an event to discuss and disseminate best practices in chemical safety and security.
Description of Activities: Emergency Preparedness/Response, Conference/Workshop, Knowledge Sharing/Best Practices
CBRN Risk Addressed Code: Chemical
Status: Completed
Title: Science and Technology I
Donor/Funding Partner: European Union
Implementing Partner: Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW)
Unique Project Code: 40086
Type of Partner: Intl/Regional Org
Region: Global
Start Date: 2012
Project Description: This project produced advice and recommendations on areas of science and technology relevant to the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) for the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) to use and assessed the potential impact of advances of science and technology on the implementation of the CWC. Project activities included: two meetings of a temporary working group on the convergence of chemistry and biology; two meetings of a temporary working group on education and outreach; and an international science and technology workshop to review trends and advances in chemistry and the life sciences.
Description of Activities: Knowledge Sharing/Best Practices, Conference/Workshop, Network Development/Outreach
CBRN Risk Addressed Code: Chemical
Status: Completed
Title: International Cooperation II
Donor/Funding Partner: European Union
Implementing Partner: Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW)
Unique Project Code: 40085
Type of Partner: Intl/Regional Org
Region: Global
Start Date: 2012
Project Description: This project enhanced laboratories' level of technical competence in analysing chemicals related to national implementation of the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) and in the peaceful application of chemistry using modern analytical methods and upgraded levels of competence and understanding in process safety and security management practices. Project activities included: analytical skills development courses on theoretical training and hands-on experience in gas chromatography and gas chromatography/mass spectrometry; and industry outreach via chemical safety and security management workshops.
Description of Activities: Knowledge Sharing/Best Practices, Technical Training, Network Development/Outreach
CBRN Risk Addressed Code: Chemical
Status: Completed
Title: National Implementation, Verification and Universality II
Donor/Funding Partner: European Union
Implementing Partner: Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW)
Unique Project Code: 40084
Type of Partner: Intl/Regional Org
Region: Global
Start Date: 2012
Project Description: This project enhanced the capacity of States Parties in fulfilling their obligations under the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) and encouraged non-States Parties to better understand the benefits of joining the Convention and getting more involved in Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) activities. Project activities included: bilateral technical visits to provide focused assistance to meet the requirements of the requests made by State Parties; national awareness workshops, specialised training courses, and implementing legislation assistance; training of Customs officials on the technical aspects of the CWC's transfers' regime; providing grants to National Authorities to obtain basic office equipment; and making e-learning tools for the OPCW National Authority training into an electronic format.
Description of Activities: Technical Training, Conference/Workshop, Legislative/Regulatory Assistance, Funds, Border/Export Control
CBRN Risk Addressed Code: Chemical
Status: Completed
Title: Africa Programme III
Donor/Funding Partner: European Union
Implementing Partner: Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW)
Unique Project Code: 40083
Type of Partner: Intl/Regional Org
Region: Africa
Start Date: 2015
Project Description: This project enhanced African national authorities capacity to draft national implementing legislation and customs officials capacities to identify chemicals relevant to the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC). The project also raised awareness amongst non-States Parties of the benefits to joining the CWC, and increased African States Parties' capacity to engage in international cooperation initiatives for the peaceful use of chemistry. Project activities included: a regional National Authority Stakeholders Forum to bring together stakeholders to meet, know, and understand each other better; a regional training course for Customs authorities on technical aspects of the CWC's transfers' regime; provision of academic and informative materials on the CWC for universities' libraries; analytical skills development courses on theoretical training and hands-on experience; and industry outreach via CWC and chemical process safety workshops.
Description of Activities: Knowledge Sharing/Best Practices, Conference/Workshop, Technical Training, Border/Export Control, Network Development/Outreach
CBRN Risk Addressed Code: Chemical
Status: Completed
Title: Universality and Outreach
Donor/Funding Partner: European Union
Implementing Partner: Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW)
Unique Project Code: 40079
Type of Partner: Intl/Regional Org
Region: Global
Start Date: 2015
Project Description: This project disseminated national, regional, and international educational materials in schools and universities and increased public engagement with the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) and the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC). Project activities included: translating and disseminating education-and-outreach tools and materials; producing an OPCW exhibition; outreach workshops for young audiences; and supporting non-government organization participation in OPCW activities.
Description of Activities: Knowledge Sharing/Best Practices, Network Development/Outreach, Conference/Workshop
CBRN Risk Addressed Code: Chemical
Status: Completed
Title: Preparedness of States Parties to Prevent and Respond to Attacks Involving Chemicals III
Donor/Funding Partner: European Union
Implementing Partner: Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW)
Unique Project Code: 40078
Type of Partner: Intl/Regional Org
Region: Central America, Central Asia, Global, North America, South America
Start Date: 2015
Project Description: This project contributed to the development of national capacities of States Parties to reduce the risks of a terrorist attack with chemicals and to improve their response to requests for assistance in case of use or threat of use of chemicals. Project activities included: a full cycle training package for Central Asian State Parties with Basic and Advanced training courses in assistance and protection; a regional coordination exercise on assistance deliver in Latin America; regional assistance and protection workshops; and table top exercises to examine cross-government decision-making and promote information exchange and provision of assistance between national and international organisations.
Description of Activities: Technical Training, Conference/Workshop, Knowledge Sharing/Best Practices
CBRN Risk Addressed Code: Chemical
Status: Completed
Title: Science and Technology II
Donor/Funding Partner: European Union
Implementing Partner: Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW)
Unique Project Code: 40082
Type of Partner: Intl/Regional Org
Region: Global
Start Date: 2015
Project Description: This project expanded the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons' (OPCW) network of scientific expertise to enhance ongoing science and technology monitoring efforts and increase presence and visibility of the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) in the scientific community. Project activities included: creating a working group of scientists to source, collate, and analyse data with unique chemical signatures; a series of expert workshops to assess the impact of current and potential future developments in science and technology and the implementation of the CWC; and a series of workshops for regional centres of excellence and universities to understand the process by which technologies are conceived, developed, adapted, and brought to life.
Description of Activities: Network Development/Outreach, Conference/Workshops
CBRN Risk Addressed Code: Chemical
Status: Completed
Title: International Cooperation III
Donor/Funding Partner: European Union
Implementing Partner: Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW)
Unique Project Code: 40081
Type of Partner: Intl/Regional Org
Region: Global
Start Date: 2015
Project Description: This project enhanced laboratories' level of technical competence in analysing chemicals related to national implementation of the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) and in the peaceful application of chemistry using modern analytical methods and upgraded levels of competence and understanding in process safety and security management practices. Project activities included: analytical skills development courses on theoretical training and hands-on experience in gas chromatography and gas chromatography/mass spectrometry; and industry outreach via chemical safety and security management workshops.
Description of Activities: Knowledge Sharing/Best Practices, Technical Training, Network Development/Outreach
CBRN Risk Addressed Code: Chemical
Status: Completed
Title: National Implementation and Verification
Donor/Funding Partner: European Union
Implementing Partner: Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW)
Unique Project Code: 40080
Type of Partner: Intl/Regional Org
Region: Global
Start Date: 2015
Project Description: This project improved Customs officials' understanding and ability for effective handling of the duties regarding import/export of scheduled chemicals and coordination with National Authorities and also made available for National Authorities personnel correct and up-to-date information in electronic format for effective learning. Additionally, this project enhanced State Parties understanding of the problems and technical difficulties related to the destruction of chemical weapons, and have increased confidence that tangible and concrete steps are undertaken for the complete destruction of chemical weapon stockpiles. Project activities included: a regional training course for Customs Authorities on technical aspects of the Chemical Weapons Convention's (CWC) transfers' regime; updating the e-learning tool for National Authorities; development of 'advocacy plans' so National Authorities could better cooperate with and support stakeholder institutions; assessments of National Authorities' implementation capacity; a mentorship programme for National Authorities; a legal workshop for Caribbean and Central American State Parties to promote quicker adoption of national implementing legislation; and modernising the information management systems of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) Verification Division.
Description of Activities: Border/Export Control, Knowledge Sharing/Best Practices, Technical Training, Conference/Workshop
CBRN Risk Addressed Code: Chemical
Status: Completed
Title: Africa Programme I
Donor/Funding Partner: European Union
Implementing Partner: Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW)
Unique Project Code: 40074
Type of Partner: Intl/Regional Org
Region: Africa
Start Date: 2009
Project Description: This project enhanced African national authorities capacity to draft national implementing legislation and customs officials capacities to identify chemicals relevant to the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC). The project also raised awareness amongst non-States Parties of the benefits to joining the CWC, and increased African States Parties' capacity to engage in international cooperation initiatives for the peaceful use of chemistry. Project activities included: technical assistance visits to provide focused assistance to meet the requirements of the requests made by the African States Parties; outreach at a regional academic and training institution; training of Customs officials on the technical aspects of the CWC's transfers' regime; outreach to non-States Parties who are in a position to influence perceptions regarding accession/ratification of the CWC; an analytical skills development course; outreach with industry via a workshop on the CWC and chemical process safety; and a regional workshop on Article X and issues of regional cooperation in the area of assistance and emergency response.
Description of Activities: Knowledge Sharing/Best Practices, Network Development/Outreach, Technical Training, Border/Export Control, Conference/Workshop
CBRN Risk Addressed Code: Chemical
Status: Completed
Title: Preparedness of States Parties to Prevent and Respond to Attacks Involving Chemicals I
Donor/Funding Partner: European Union
Implementing Partner: Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW)
Unique Project Code: 40073
Type of Partner: Intl/Regional Org
Region: Global
Start Date: 2009
Project Description: This project contributed to the development of national capacities of States Parties to reduce the risks of a terrorist attack with chemicals and to improve their response to requests for assistance in case of use or threat of use of chemicals. Project activities included: a table-top exercise on preventing possible terrorist access to materials, equipment, and knowledge that could be used in the development and production of chemical weapons; and a regional workshop on rights and obligations of States Parties under Article X of the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC), the submission of declarations of protective programmes, an analysis of Article X weaknesses, and an overview of assistance activities in the region.
Description of Activities: Conference/Workshop, Technical Training
CBRN Risk Addressed Code: Chemical
Status: Completed
Title: Seminar — OPCW’s Contribution in the Sphere of Security and Non-proliferation
Donor/Funding Partner: European Union
Implementing Partner: Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW)
Unique Project Code: 40072
Type of Partner: Intl/Regional Org
Region: Global
Start Date: 2009
Project Description: This seminar enhanced national authorities and other stakeholders' capacities to help prevent the proliferation of chemical weapons and the use of chemicals in terrorist attacks and established a multi-stakeholder cooperation forum to support specific activities of States Parties in the sphere of chemical nonproliferation.
Description of Activities: Conference/Workshop, Network Development/Outreach
CBRN Risk Addressed Code: Chemical
Status: Completed
Title: Visits by Representatives of the Executive Council to Chemical Weapons Destruction Facilities
Donor/Funding Partner: European Union
Implementing Partner: Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW)
Unique Project Code: 40071
Type of Partner: Intl/Regional Org
Region: Global
Start Date: 2009
Project Description: This project enhanced States Parties' understanding of the problems and technical difficulties related to the destruction of chemical weapons by facilitating visits to five chemical weapons destruction facilities in the United States and Russia.
Description of Activities: Knowledge Sharing/Best Practices
CBRN Risk Addressed Code: Chemical
Status: Completed
Title: Seminar — Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons’ (OPCW) Contribution to the International Security Dimension and Challenges
Donor/Funding Partner: European Union
Implementing Partner: Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW)
Unique Project Code: 40070
Type of Partner: Intl/Regional Org
Region: Global
Start Date: 2009
Project Description: This seminar raised awareness of the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) on the provisions of the CWC and implementation strategies, promoted networking approaches to international security, and enhanced the understanding of its global contribution to international peace and security.
Description of Activities: Conference/Workshop, Network Development/Outreach
CBRN Risk Addressed Code: Chemical
Status: Completed
Title: National Implementation, Verification and Universality I
Donor/Funding Partner: European Union
Implementing Partner: Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW)
Unique Project Code: 40069
Type of Partner: Intl/Regional Org
Region: Global
Start Date: 2009
Project Description: This project enhanced the capacity of States Parties in fulfilling their obligations under the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) and encouraged non-States Parties to better understand the benefits of joining the Convention and getting more involved in Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) activities. Project activities included: bilateral technical visits to provide focused assistance to meet the requirements of the requests made by State Parties; national awareness workshops, specialised training courses, and assistance for drafting national implementing legislation; training Customs officials on the technical aspects of the CWC's transfers' regime; training of national escorts to raise awareness amongst States Parties of their rights and obligations in the conduct of inspections under Article VI; training of National Authorities for the use of an electronic declaration tool; a field exercise to increase States Parties' knowledge and understanding of the procedures involved in inspections; and outreach to non-States Parties who are in a position to influence national actions related to accession/ratification of the CWC.
Description of Activities: Conference/Workshop, Technical Training, Legislative/Regulatory Assistance, Border/Export Control, Network Development/Outreach
CBRN Risk Addressed Code: Chemical
Status: Completed
Title: To Provide Financial Support to Visiting Groups from the OPCW to Chemical Weapons Destruction Facilities
Donor/Funding Partner: European Union
Implementing Partner: Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW)
Unique Project Code: 40068
Type of Partner: Intl/Regional Org
Region: Global
Start Date: 2007
Project Description: This project provided financial support for representatives from the OPCW Executive Council to visit chemical weapons destruction facilities and/or construction sites in order to consider the progress and efforts made towards meeting the extended destruction deadlines.
Project Budget: €21,696
Description of Activities: Funds
CBRN Risk Addressed Code: Chemical
Status: Completed
Title: Industry Workshop in Manila on Implementing the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC)
Donor/Funding Partner: Australia, Japan, The Philippines
Implementing Partner: Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW)
Unique Project Code: 40067
Type of Partner: States
Country: The Philippines
Region: Southeast Asia
Start Date: July 2007
Project Description: This workshop focused on the industry verification mechanism in order to enhance global and regional security and to deliver significant counter-terrorism benefits. It raised awareness in the Philippines about the requirements and prohibitions of the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) and the importance of close and effective cooperation between industry and government.
Description of Activities: Conference/Workshop, Legislative/Regulatory Assistance, Network Development/Outreach
CBRN Risk Addressed Code: Chemical
Status: Completed
Title: Support for Full National Implementation of the CWC by the States Parties Through the Updating of the Scheduled Chemicals Database for Verification Purposes
Donor/Funding Partner: European Union
Implementing Partner: Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW)
Unique Project Code: 40066
Type of Partner: Intl/Regional Org
Region: Global
Start Date: 2007
Project Description: This project developed a freely accessible database of all Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) scheduled chemicals to help improve the identification of facilities for declaration and reduce discrepancies in the declared import and export of these chemicals between State Parties.
Project Budget: €80,180
Description of Activities: Legislative/Regulatory Assistance, Border/Export Control
CBRN Risk Addressed Code: Chemical
Status: Completed
Title: Assistance and Protection Against Chemical Weapons
Donor/Funding Partner: European Union
Implementing Partner: Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW)
Unique Project Code: 40065
Type of Partner: Intl/Regional Org
Country: Algeria, Libya, Morocco, Tunisia
Region: Northern Africa
Start Date: 2007
Project Description: This project assisted State Parties to develop and/or improve national and regional response systems against chemical weapons and to build an effective mechanism for the mobilisation of international assistance to any requesting State Party in the case of possible use of chemical weapons. Project activities included: technical visits to State Parties for inspection of offers of assistance; and training North African State Parties' first responders involved in the chemical field to develop their emergency response system against chemical warfare agents.
Project Budget: €246,130
Description of Activities: Emergency Preparedness/Response, Legislative/Regulatory Assistance, Technical Training
CBRN Risk Addressed Code: Chemical
Status: Completed
Title: International Cooperation in the Field of Chemical Activities III
Donor/Funding Partner: European Union
Implementing Partner: Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW)
Unique Project Code: 40064
Type of Partner: Intl/Regional Org
Region: Global
Start Date: 2007
Project Description: This project developed State Parties' capacities to implement the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) in the field of chemical activities in accordance with the provisions of Article XI through: upgrading laboratories level of technical competence; and assisting qualified analytical chemists acquire further experience and practical knowledge to facilitate the analysis of chemicals related to CWC implementation.
Project Budget: €360,000
Description of Activities: Infrastructure/Equipment Support, Technical Training
CBRN Risk Addressed Code: Chemical
Status: Completed
Title: National Implementation of the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) III
Donor/Funding Partner: European Union
Implementing Partner: Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW)
Unique Project Code: 40063
Type of Partner: Intl/Regional Org
Region: Global
Start Date: 2007
Project Description: This project contributed to the improvement of the effective functioning of National Authorities and the adoption of adequate implementation measures through: 1) assistance visits on legal and technical aspects to respond to specific needs of requesting State Parties who had not yet fulfilled their Article VII obligations under the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC); 2) an extended visit programme to Africa to assist African State Parties fulfill their Article VII obligations; 3) grants for National Authorities to support capacity building efforts for national activities and infrastructure for CWC implementation; 4) National Authorities and customs authorities participation in technical meetings on the transfers provisions of the CWC; and 5) outreach with Parliamentarians to make them aware of the CWC requirements for States Parties to adopt comprehensive national implementing legislation.
Project Budget: €676,733
Description of Activities: Legislative/Regulatory Assistance, Funds, Technical Training, Network Development/Outreach
CBRN Risk Addressed Code: Chemical
Status: Completed
Title: International Cooperation in the Field of Chemical Activities II
Donor/Funding Partner: European Union
Implementing Partner: Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW)
Unique Project Code: 40062
Type of Partner: Intl/Regional Org
Region: Global
Start Date: 2006
Project Description: This project developed State Parties' capacities to implement the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) in the field of chemical activities in accordance with the provisions of Article XI through: essential equipment support to improve the quality and accuracy of chemical analysis in laboratories; upgrading laboratories level of technical competence; and assisting qualified analytical chemists acquire further experience and practical knowledge to facilitate the analysis of chemicals related to CWC implementation.
Project Budget: €930,000
Description of Activities: Infrastructure/Equipment Support, Technical Training
CBRN Risk Addressed Code: Chemical
Status: Completed
Title: National Implementation of the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) II
Donor/Funding Partner: European Union
Implementing Partner: Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW)
Unique Project Code: 40061
Type of Partner: Intl/Regional Org
Region: Global
Start Date: 2006
Project Description: This project contributed to the improvement of the effective functioning of National Authorities and the adoption of adequate implementation measures through: 1) assistance visits on legal and technical aspects to respond to specific needs of requesting State Parties who had not yet fulfilled their Article VII obligations under the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC); 2) an extended visit programme to provide a temporary Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) presence in Africa to assist African State Parties fulfill their Article VII obligations; 3) grants for National Authorities to support capacity building efforts for national activities and infrastructure for CWC implementation; and 4) National Authorities and customs authorities participation in technical meetings on the transfers provisions of the CWC.
Project Budget: €585,000
Description of Activities: Legislative/Regulatory Assistance, Funds, Technical Training
CBRN Risk Addressed Code: Chemical
Status: Completed
Title: International Cooperation in the Field of Chemical Activities I
Donor/Funding Partner: European Union
Implementing Partner: Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW)
Unique Project Code: 40060
Type of Partner: Intl/Regional Org
Region: Global
Start Date: 2005
Project Description: This project developed State Parties' capacities to implement the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) in the field of chemical activities in accordance with the provisions of Article XI through: essential office equipment support; technical assistance for laboratories to improve their technical competence in chemical analysis and monitoring; and training in the area of analytical skills to facilitate analysis of chemicals related to the national implementation of the CWC.
Project Budget: €1,090,000
Description of Activities: Infrastructure/Equipment Support, Technical Training
CBRN Risk Addressed Code: Chemical
Status: Completed
Title: National Implementation of the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) I
Donor/Funding Partner: European Union
Implementing Partner: Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW)
Unique Project Code: 40059
Type of Partner: Intl/Regional Org
Region: Global
Start Date: 2005
Project Description: This project contributed to the improvement of the effective functioning of National Authorities and the adoption of adequate implementation measures through: 1) assistance visits on legal and technical aspects to respond to specific needs of requesting State Parties who had not yet fulfilled their Article VII obligations under the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC); 2) National Authorities participation in a technical meeting on the transfers provisions of the CWC, which allowed for a wider dissemination of information about the provisions and European Union export control regulations; and 3) customs officials participation in a meeting related to export control regulations related to the CWC.
Project Budget: €489,000
Description of Activities: Legislative/Regulatory Assistance, Border/Export Control
CBRN Risk Addressed Code: Chemical
Status: Completed
Title: Supply of Training Equipment to the Vocational Training Center for the Retired Military Personnel
Donor/Funding Partner: Japan
Implementing Partner: Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW)
Unique Project Code: 40058
Type of Partner: State
Country: Belarus
Region: Europe
Start Date: 1998
Project Description: This project provided the training equipment to the vocational training center for retired military personnel to establish a computer operation course and an automobile repair course.
Description of Activities: Infrastructure/Equipment Support
CBRN Risk Addressed Code: Nuclear
Status: Completed
Title: Assistance in Establishing the State’s System of Accounting for and Control of Nuclear Material and the Physical Protection System
Donor/Funding Partner: Japan
Implementing Partner: Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW)
Unique Project Code: 40057
Type of Partner: State
Country: Belarus
Region: Europe
Start Date: 1994
Project Description: To establish Belarus' state safeguards system and physical protection of its facilities, this project provided equipment to various institutions in Belarus. The Joint Institute for Power and Nuclear Research – Sosny (SSI) and the Department for Supervision of Industrial and Nuclear Safety received equipment to improve a telecommunication system between the two organizations. SSI also received equipment to establish a state system for accounting for and control of nuclear material and to establish a measurement system. To bolster its physical protection system, SSI received an entry/exit control system and a surveillance system. The Regional Nuclear Material Control Center at SSI received equipment as well.
Description of Activities: Infrastructure/Equipment Support
CBRN Risk Addressed Code: Nuclear
Status: Completed
Title: Provision of Medical Equipment
Donor/Funding Partner: Japan
Implementing Partner: Institute of Nuclear Physics (INP)
Unique Project Code: 40056
Type of Partner: State
Country: Kazakhstan
Region: Central Asia
Start Date: 1995
Project Description: The Institute of Nuclear Physics received equipment to investigate the risk of radiation exposure at the Semipalatinsk Nuclear Test Site and surrounding area. The Republican Clinical Hospital received equipment to treat people who participated in the elimination of contaminated waste from the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant during the Soviet era, as well as those who were exposed to radiation in the area surrounding the Semipalatinsk Nuclear Test Site. The Semey State Medical University's hospital received aid and equipment to establish a remote medical diagnostic support system to offer medical support. The Semipalatinsk Nuclear Medicine and Environment Research Institute received equipment to conduct ongoing diagnostic investigations on the state of health of the local inhabitants exposed to radiation in the area surrounding the Semipalatinsk Nuclear Test Site.
Description of Activities: Infrastructure/Equipment Support
CBRN Risk Addressed Code: Nuclear
Status: Completed
Title: Assistance in Establishing the State’s System of Accounting for and Control of Nuclear Material and the Physical Protection System
Donor/Funding Partner: Japan
Implementing Partner: Institute of Nuclear Physics (INP), Kazakhstan Atomic Energy Committee (KAEC)
Unique Project Code: 40055
Type of Partner: State
Country: Kazakhstan
Region: Central Asia
Start Date: September 1994
Project Description: To establish Kazakhstan's state safeguards system and physical protection of its facilities, this project provided equipment to various institutions in Kazakhstan. The BN350 Fast-Breeder reactor in Aqtau, Kazakhstan received flow monitor equipment, computers, and LAN equipment to monitor the removal of spent nuclear fuel from the nuclear reactor. The reactor also received a physical protection system, which included a site entry/exit control system (turnstile gates, metal detectors, x-ray scanners, TV monitoring system, etc.), a building entry/exit control system equipment (remote-controlled doors, code-controlled doors, open/close detectors, TV monitoring system, etc.), and radiation meters. The Kazakhstan Atomic Energy Committee (KAEC) received a physical protection system, which included a building entry/exit control system (card readers, electronic locks, etc.) and a surveillance system (door sensors, passive sensors, etc.). It also received a nondestructive measuring device used for International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) inspections. The Institute of Nuclear Physics (INP) received a physical protection system, which included an entry/exit control system (card readers, turnstile gates, etc.), a surveillance system, and infrared instruments.
Project Budget: ¥540,000,000
Description of Activities: Infrastructure/Equipment Support
CBRN Risk Addressed Code: Nuclear
Status: Completed
Title: Provision of Medical Equipment to the Military Hospitals of the Ministry of Defense
Donor/Funding Partner: Japan
Implementing Partner: Ministry of Defense of Ukraine
Unique Project Code: 40054
Type of Partner: State
Country: Ukraine
Region: Europe
Start Date: 1996
Project Description: This project supplied Ukraine with medical equipment for 21 military hospitals to treat people who participated in the disposal operations of intercontinental ballistic missiles and the dismantlement work of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. Major supplies included: MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scanner system, ultrasound scanners, x-ray diagnostic system, endoscopes, artificial pulmonary ventilation system, dosimeters, detectors, toxic gas meters, chemical reagents, spare parts, magnetic MRI scanner system, cobalt unit upgrade, maintenance of x-ray machines, endoscope washers, stress-test system with ECG, dental scalers, and dental x-ray units.
Description of Activities: Infrastructure/Equipment Support
CBRN Risk Addressed Code: Nuclear
Status: Completed
Title: Assistance in Establishing the State’s System of Accounting for and Control of Nuclear Material and the Physical Protection System
Donor/Funding Partner: Japan
Implementing Partner: Institute for Nuclear Research, Ministry for Environmental Protection and Nuclear Safety of Ukraine, National Science Centre 'Kharkiv Institute of Physics and Technology', State Scientific and Technical Center for Nuclear and Radiation Safety (SSTC NRS)
Unique Project Code: 40053
Type of Partner: State
Country: Ukraine
Region: Europe
Start Date: April 1995
Project Description: To establish Ukraine's state safeguards system and physical protection of its facilities, this project provided equipment to various institutions in Ukraine. The Ministry for Environmental Protection and Nuclear Safety of Ukraine and State Scientific and Technical Center for Nuclear and Radiation Safety (SSTC NRS) received survey meter for radiation control and nondestructive measuring device (alpha-ray spectrometer). The Institute for Nuclear Research in Kiev also received survey meter for radiation control. The National Science Centre 'Kharkiv Institute of Physics and Technology' received survey meter for radiation control, nondestructive measuring device (multi-channel analyzer, inspector system, etc.), and radiation monitoring equipment (Hand-foot-cloth monitor, etc.). Additionally, to improve the Kharkiv Institute's physical protection system, it received microwave sensor to bolster the protection system of the protected area and an innovative system consisting of equipment such as a CCTV camera.
Project Budget: ¥530,000,000
Description of Activities: Infrastructure/Equipment Support
CBRN Risk Addressed Code: Nuclear
Status: Completed
Title: Construction of a Low-level Liquid Radioactive Waste Treatment Plant ‘Suzuran (Landysh)’
Donor/Funding Partner: Japan
Implementing Partner: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, Rosatom State Nuclear Energy Corporation, Zvezda Shipyard
Unique Project Code: 40052
Type of Partner: State
Country: Russia
Region: Europe
Start Date: August 1994
Project Description: This project constructed one of the largest liquid radioactive waste treatment plants in the world in Bolshoy Kamen Bay, Russia to safely dispose of low-level liquid radioactive waste generated by the dismantlement of nuclear submarines.
Project Budget: ¥4,146,000,000
Description of Activities: Infrastructure/Equipment Support
CBRN Risk Addressed Code: Radiological
Status: Completed
Title: Wuppertal Annual Courses on Loss Prevention and Safety Promotion in the Chemical Process Industries
Donor/Funding Partner: Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW)
Implementing Partner: Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), University of Wuppertal
Unique Project Code: 40051
Type of Partner: Intl/Regional Org
Region: Africa, Asia, Caribbean, Central America, North America, South America
Project Description: Two parallel advanced courses on loss prevention and safety promotion in the chemical process industries. Course content will include: lectures on the role of human factors; discussions on process control engineering, handling of protection devices, and safety management; and practical exercises at a laboratory.
Description of Activities: Technical Training
CBRN Risk Addressed Code: Chemical
Status: Active
Title: Workshop on Policy and Diplomacy for Scientists: Introduction to Responsible Research Practices in Chemical and Biochemical Sciences
Donor/Funding Partner: Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW)
Implementing Partner: Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW)
Unique Project Code: 40050
Type of Partner: Intl/Regional Org
Region: Global
Start Date: September 2019
Project Description: The objective of the workshop is to raise awareness among young scientists on the policy and diplomacy aspects that are related to the use of chemicals in various scientific disciplines, including chemistry, biochemistry, biotechnology, and other related fields. In particular, scientists will be updated on the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) and other international treaties and regulatory tools governing the transfer and use of chemicals. Aspects related to sustainability, ethics, and responsibility in research practices, as well as safety and security norms and standards in science, will also be addressed. The ultimate goal of the event will be to bridge the gap between scientists and policymakers and to promote the adoption of responsible and sustainable practices by scientists in low- and middle-income Member States of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW).
Description of Activities: Conference/Workshop, Knowledge Sharing/Best Practices, Legislative/Regulatory Assistance, Network Development/Outreach
CBRN Risk Addressed Code: Chemical
Status: Active
Title: Course on the Enhancement of Laboratory Skills in Chemical Weapons-Related Quantitative Mass Spectrometry
Donor/Funding Partner: Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW)
Implementing Partner: Finnish Institute for Verification of the Chemical Weapons Convention (Verifin), Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW)
Unique Project Code: 40049
Type of Partner: Intl/Regional Org
Region: Global
Start Date: September 2019
Project Description: This course is aimed at improving practical skills in the quantitative analysis of chemicals related to the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC), through such techniques as liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry/mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) and gas chromatography-mass spectrometry/mass spectrometry (GC-MS/MS).
Description of Activities: Technical Training
CBRN Risk Addressed Code: Chemical
Status: Active
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