OPCW Director General Pfirter on Capitol Hill

Tomorrow morning Representatives Edward Markey (D-MA) and Christopher Shays (R-CT) Co-Chairs, Bipartisan Task Force on Nonproliferation will be hosting “Chemical Weapons and Global Security: Implementing the International Chemical Weapons Convention”. The event is co-hosted by Gloabl Green USA, the US Affiliate of Green Cross International and will feature Ambassador Rogelio Pfirter of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW). The discussion will take place from 11am-noon in Longworth House Office Building, Room 1116.

According to Global Green USA;

“Pfirter will address the CWC’s successes as well as the major challenges remaining to create a chemical weapons-free world. He will also discuss the forthcoming CWC Five-Year Review Conference taking place in The Hague in mid-April, implications for the US chemical weapons destruction program, which is a decade or more behind schedule, and the US Cooperative Threat Reduction (CTR) Program and the G-8 Global Partnership, which are aiding Russian CW elimination.”

I plan to attend the meeting and post a summary here later in the day.