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1 Eighteenth Annual Meeting of National Authorities November 2016 Recent Developments Relating to Article VII Issues Sharon Rivera, Implementation Officer-Legal Implementation Support Branch International Cooperation and Assistance Division 1 Concurrent Reports Art VII 2016

2 OUTLINE The Concurrent Reports on the Status of Implementation of Article VII Status of Implementation Global and Regional National Implementation Challenges Legislative Support Activities Concurrent Reports Art VII

3 The Concurrent Reports on the Status of implementation of Article VII Overview of the status of implementation of Article VII Report by the Director-General: Status of implementation of Article VII of the Chemical Weapons Convention as at 31 July 2016: Article VII initial measures Report by the Director-General: Status of implementation of Article VII of the Chemical Weapons Convention as at 31 July 2016: Additional measures for States Parties that possess industrial facilities which are declarable under the Convention 3 Concurrent Reports Art VII 2016

4 Reporting on implementation of Article VII Note Verbale to All States Parties sent by TS in February 2016 on preparation of Annual Report Request for updates on status of implementation of CWC 89 States Parties replied Information provided by States Parties is analyzed by TS in preparing Annual Report 4

5 Matrix to be filled up by States Parties 5

6 National implementation of the CWC by States Parties

7 Key Figures Working together for a world free of chemical weapons Regions Cover all initial measures Cover some initial measures Do not have legislation in place Africa (52) Asia (53) Eastern Europe (25) GRULAC (33) WEOG (29) TOTAL (192) Concurrent Reports Art VII

8 AFRICA (52 SPs): Status of Implementation 20 SPs - without legislation Angola, Benin, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Libya, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Sao Tome and Principe, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Swaziland, United Republic of Tanzania 9 SPs - have legislation covering some of the Initial Measures 23 SPs - have legislation covering all of the Initial Measures Cameroon, Cote d Ivoire, Gabon, Mali, Nigeria, Rwanda, Seychelles, Togo, Zimbabwe Algeria, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Central African Republic, the Comoros, Congo, Ethiopia, Gambia, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Niger, Senegal, South Africa, Sudan, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia 8 Click on Insert > Slide Number to enter your title here

9 ASIA (53 SPs): Status of Implementation 13 SPs - without legislation 10 SPs - have legislation covering some of the Initial Measures 30 SPs - have legislation covering all of the Initial Measures Afghanistan, Brunei Darussalam, Lebanon, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Nepal, Papua New Guinea, Solomon islands, Syrian Arab Republic, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu Bahrain, Bhutan, Jordan, Kuwait, Lao People s Democratic Republic, Mongolia, Myanmar, Philippines, Samoa, Timor-Leste Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, Cook Islands, Cyprus, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Japan, Kiribati, Malaysia, Micronesia, Niue, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Yemen Click on Insert > Slide Number to enter your title here 9

10 GRULAC (33 SPs): Status of Implementation 9 SPs - without legislation 9 SPs - have legislation covering some of the Initial Measures 15 SPs - have legislation covering all of the Initial Measures Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago Chile, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Venezuela Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Grenada, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Uruguay Click on Insert > Slide Number to enter your title here 10

11 Eastern Europe (25 SPs): Status of Implementation 2 SPs - have legislation covering some of the Initial Measures 23 SPs - have legislation covering all of the Initial Measures Armenia and Georgia Albania, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Montenegro, Poland, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Ukraine Click on Insert > Slide Number to enter your title here 11

12 WEOG (29 SPs): Status of Implementation 2 SPs - have legislation covering some of the Initial Measures 27 SPs - have legislation covering all of the Initial Measures Iceland and San Marino Andorra, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Holy See, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, United States of America Click on Insert > Slide Number to enter your title here 12

13 Assessment of Current Status Progress made in a number of aspects, but adoption of national legislation is slow A number of SPs are stuck mid-stream Adoption of CWC legislation is not considered a priority by some SPs as there are other pressing priorities Lack of full awareness and understanding, or even a lack of agreement or coordination, among relevant stakeholders Many SPs do not have sufficient technical expertise 13

14 Achieving Full and Effective National Implementation Assistance to SPs in drafting and adoption of CWC legislation through various capacity-building and outreach activities Role of NA in fulfilling national obligation for adoption of measures is crucial, but need to engage other stakeholders in legislative adoption process, particularly parliamentarians Need to address situation of small countries/sids Need to follow through on adoption process and institutionalize a feedback mechanism Need to engage relevant international and regional organizations and other SPs that can provide assistance in the development of draft legislation and in awareness-raising 14

15 Working together for a world free of chemical weapons Legislative Support Activities in 2016 Events Date Location Status Legislative support/enhancing the NA Internship Programme for Legal Drafters and NA Representatives August 3-7 October November HQ, The Hague Stakeholders Forum in Africa 8 11 November Dar es Salaam, Tanzania Workshop for Legal Drafters and NA Representatives from Portuguese- Speaking Countries in Africa CSP-21 Side Event: Forum for States Parties on the Adoption of National Implementing Legislation Mentorship/Partnership: Brazil/Angola Peru/El Salvador Switzerland/Namibia UK/Malawi Implemented Implemented Implemented Implemented 6-9 December Luanda, Angola Ongoing 29 November World Forum, The Hague Ongoing Ongoing/Implemented

16 Proposed Legislative Support Activities in 2017 Events Internship Programme for Legal Drafters and NA Representatives (3) Stakeholders Forum (3) Mentorship/Partnership (4) Influential Visitors Programme (3) Legal Workshop for States Parties in the Caribbean and Central America Legal workshops and outreach activities Date/Location March, August and October 2017;OPCW HQ, The Hague TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

17 THANK YOU! 17

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