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The National Committee on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapon and on their Destruction

Vision, Mission, and goals
Vision:
Affirming the firm policy of the Kingdom of Bahrain in supporting the efforts to disarm and prevent the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.
Mission:
Enhancing national and global cooperation with the competent authorities to suppress the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and their means of delivery.
Goals:
- Follow up: To follow up on the implementation of the commitments set out in relevant conventions, initiatives, and Security Council Resolutions in accordance with the given deadlines.

- National Cadres: To develop the capacity-building of national cadres specialized in relevant fields.

- International cooperation: To promote international cooperation, activate channels of coordination and exchange of information, and to strengthen relations with international organizations and agencies concerned with the prohibition of weapons of mass destruction and their means of delivery.

- Community Partnership: To raise awareness among both the private and the public sector about the contents of the relevant conventions, initiatives, Security Council Resolutions, and organize training courses and workshops.

- Legislation: To propose laws and to complete the necessary legislative framework covering the relevant conventions.
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The Organizational Structure
The Committee Members
Committee Tasks and Powers
Pursuant to Cabinet Decision 5/2011 establishing and forming the National Committee on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and on Their Destruction,
Article (3)

The Committee shall have the functions and powers stipulated by Law 51/ 2009 on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and on their Destruction, in full coordination with the Ministry of Interior, particularly:

1. Reviewing the necessary legislation, regulations and decisions for the implementation of the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and on their Destruction, and informing the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (PCW) of the legislative and administrative measures taken to implement the Convention.

2. Establishing a permanent communication channel with the Organization and exchanging with it the necessary information.

3. Check listing and classifying chemicals related to the Convention, by referring to government and private institutions and enterprises and putting in place controls and regulations governing the use of chemicals as stipulated by the Convention.

4. Monitoring all chemical-related activities, whether in governmental or private institutions that fall under the Convention provisions, through the concerned authorities within the State, to ensure compliance with the stipulated regulations and systems.

5. Raising public and private awareness of the content of the Convention and the demands of the National Committee and providing training courses and workshops in cooperation with the Technical Secretariat of the Organization.

6. Developing the appropriate mechanism to facilitate inspection of chemicals as per the terms of the Convention.

7. To facilitate the entry of OPCW inspectors to conduct inspections of facilities and review the production of chemicals, in accordance with the regulations established by the Organization, in a manner that does not prejudice the security of enterprises and the safety of information related to the security of the State in general.

8. To follow-up inspections carried out by the organization within the state to study the outcomes of such investigations.

9. To report to the Organization any activity prohibited by the Convention or inconsistent with its provisions.

10. To collect and classify the information and data related to the Convention, installations, facilities and chemical industries, and to determine the appropriate degree of confidentiality of such information.

11. To prepare announcements related to the implementation of the provisions of the Convention in coordination with the competent authorities within the State and send them to the Organization.

12. To follow up and implement the resolutions issued by the Technical Secretariat of the Organization related to the implementation of the provisions of the Convention.
In accordance with the Cabinet Decision 37/2017, to amend certain provisions of Decree 5/2011 regarding the establishment and formation of the National Committee on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and on Their Destruction
Article (3)

The following powers and functions shall be added to the Committee’s previous functions:

1. To follow up the implementation of all relevant conventions, treaties, protocols and Security Council resolutions relative to the non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and their means of delivery, including agreements with the International Atomic Energy Agency and related matters.

2. The Committee acts as a point of contact with international organizations and agencies involved in the prohibition of weapons of mass destruction.

3. To participate in relevant international meetings and conferences.

4. To submit relevant international reports and announcements.

5. To propose the necessary legislation in this regard.
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