As part of its treaty obligations to the Chemical Weapons Convention, the United States must finish destroying all of its declared chemical weapons stockpiles by September 2023.
With two years remaining before the stockpile elimination deadline, the CWC Coalition seeks to discuss what has been accomplished, what still lies ahead, and the importance of meeting the 2023 deadline.
Since becoming a signatory to the Chemical Weapons Convention in 1997, the United States has worked steadily to destroy its declared chemical weapons stockpiles. As of May 2021, the United States has destroyed 96.52% of its Category 1 chemical weapons stockpile and all of its Category 2 and Category 3 chemical weapons. The United States is the last of eight declared stockpile possessor states to complete its safe and permanent demilitarization of chemical weapons.
- Dr. Brandi Vann, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Chemical and Biological Defense
- Irene Kornelly, Chair of the Colorado Citizens' Advisory Commission
Moderator: Paul Walker, Coordinator of the Chemical Weapons Convention Coalition
This discussion will be on the record, and recordings will be posted on the CWC Coalition website shortly after the event.