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What is the OPCW and what does it do?

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — WHERE DID THE OPCW COME FROM?

The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons was thrust into the spotlight when it was required to oversee the destruction of chemical weapons in Syria, but it has been working since the 1990s as the body that implements the Chemical Weapons Convention, the first international treaty to outlaw an entire class of weapons.

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