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Keynote - Ahmet Üzümcü

Ahmet Üzümcü is the Director general of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW). The OPCW is the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize 2013.

H.E. Mr Ahmet Üzümcü was appointed Director- General of the OPCW in December 2009 by the 14th Session of the Conference of the States Parties to the Chemical Weapons Convention and began his first term of office on 25 July 2010. He was reappointed for a second term at the 18th Session of the Conference of State Parties in December 2013.
Ahmet Üzümcü is a Turkish career diplomat with vast experience in multilateral diplomacy. During the past decade he has represented Turkey at the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Council, the Conference on Disarmament, the United Nations and other international organisations in Geneva.
Ambassador Üzümcü chaired the Conference on Disarmament in March 2008 and attended various disarmament-related meetings and conferences in Geneva, Brussels and elsewhere. He has a thorough understanding of and considerable expertise in political-military affairs, disarmament and  nonproliferation issues.

Session speakers

Ahmet Üzümcü
Director General
Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW)