Posters &
Fact Sheets

Printable resources including posters to explain the more technical and scientific aspects of the OPCW’s work as well as compiled OPCW Fact Sheets in the six official languages.

The posters on this page are PDF files, designed to be printed in A-0 format.

Blister Agents and their Countermeasures

A look at the chemical action of blister agents (mustards and lewisites) and examples of developed medical countermeasures.

[242 KB]

Blood Agents and their Countermeasures

A look at the chemical action of blood agents and examples of developed medical countermeasures.

[214 KB]

Choking Agents and their Countermeasures

A look at the chemical action of blister agents (chlorine and phosgene) and examples of developed medical countermeasures.

[229 KB]

Nerve Agents and their Countermeasures

A look at the chemical action of nerve agents and examples of developed medical countermeasures.

[226 KB]

Conducting Analysis of Biomedical Samples to Assess Exposure to Organophosphorus Nerve Agents

A look at what nerve agents are, how they work, and how the OPCW and partner labs could determine exposure based on biomedical samples.

[1681KB]

Investigation of Polysulfide Mustard Analogues and Reactive Intermediates from Levinstein Mustard by Density Functional Theory (DFT)

A look at the the use of computational methods to determine the types of chemical impurities and degradation products associated with sulphur mustard.

[297 KB]

Toxins and the Neuromuscular System

A look at examples of toxic substances that exert their effects on the neuromuscular system, such as nerve agents.

[270 KB]

Neurochemistry of Toxins

A look at some toxic substances that can exert their effects on the central nervous system.

[243 KB]

Scheduled Chemicals under the Chemical Weapons Convention

A look at the chemicals listed on the schedules of the Chemical Weapons Convention and the criteria used to assign them to the three schedules.

[349 KB]

Gas mask development during WWI

A timeline of gas mask development during the First World War.

[237 KB]

Biological Toxins and their Relative Toxicity

A look at examples of biological toxins (toxins are chemicals produced naturally in living organisms). Nerve agents are also included to provide a reference for how toxins vary in toxicity from chemical warfare agents that had been developed for military uses.

[267 KB]

Physicochemical Properties & Relative Toxicity of Chemical Warfare Agents

A look at examples of chemical substances that have been used or considered for use as chemical warfare agents.

[189 KB]

Fact Sheets

OPCW Fact Sheet Compendium – Arabic

Arabic editions of the OPCW fact sheets. Printable in A-4 format.

[5.2 MB]

OPCW Fact Sheet Compendium – Chinese

Chinese editions of the OPCW fact sheets. Printable in A-4 format.

[4.5 MB]

OPCW Fact Sheet Compendium – English

English editions of the OPCW fact sheets. Printable in A-4 format.

[14.7 MB]

OPCW Fact Sheet Compendium ~ French

French editions of the OPCW fact sheets. Printable in A-4 format.

[4.1 MB]

OPCW Fact Sheet Compendium – Russian

Russian editions of the OPCW fact sheets. Printable in A-4 format.

[4.7 MB]

OPCW Fact Sheet Compendium – Spanish

Spanish editions of the OPCW factsheets. Printable in A-4 format.

[4.1 MB]

The Hague Ethical Guidelines

The Hague Ethical Guidelines Brochure – Arabic

Arabic edition of The Hague Ethical Guideline Brochure. Printable in A-4 format.

[883 KB]

The Hague Ethical Guidelines Brochure – Chinese

Chinese edition of The Hague Ethical Guideline Brochure. Printable in A-4 format.

[883 KB]

The Hague Ethical Guidelines Brochure – English

English edition of The Hague Ethical Guideline Brochure. Printable in A-4 format.

[4.14 MB]

The Hague Ethical Guidelines Brochure – French

French edition of The Hague Ethical Guideline Brochure. Printable in A-4 format.

[1.03 MB]

The Hague Ethical Guidelines Brochure – Russian

Russian edition of The Hague Ethical Guideline Brochure. Printable in A-4 format.

[1.04 MB]

The Hague Ethical Guidelines Brochure – Spanish

Spanish edition of The Hague Ethical Guideline Brochure. Printable in A-4 format.

[1.00 MB]