The Dominican Republic Joins the CWC

The Dominican Republic has deposited its instrument of ratification of the Chemical Weapons Convention. The CWC will enter into force for the Dominican Republic on April 26, 2009 making it the 187th State Party. The OPCW has made significant steps toward achieving its goal of CWC universality with IraqLebanon, and Guinea-Bissau all becoming states parties within the past year.

Now only 8 states, the Bahamas, Israel, Myanmar, Angola, the People’s Republic of Korea, Egypt, Somalia and the Syrian Arab Republic remain outside of the Convention.