Congo, The Democratic Republic of the


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Committee: Disarmament & International Security Committee Topic: Prevention of non-state actors with chemical and biological weapons Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo

In October of the year of 2005, The Democratic Republic of the Congo ratified the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) in collaboration with the Secretary-General of the United Nations. The country in question became, on the 4th of December 2007, the 183rd State Party of the CWC; a Convention which aims to exterminate a category of WMD (weapons of mass destruction). The CWC wishes to do so by constraining and outlawing the act of developing, producing, transferring and using chemical weapons. There are many levels and dimensions to this convention and it is a unique and global joint effort to eliminate WMD.

As the republic is a member state of the OPCW (Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons), the Democratic Republic of the Congo benefits from the organisations international coorperation-and-assistance programmes. These programs and the efforts in question being made by the OPCW mark the importance of enhancing each State Party’s ...