Fernando Arias
Director-General, Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW)
Fernando Arias

Our motto, working together for a world free of chemical weapons, can only be realised when we engage all of the world's citizens in this challenging endeavour. The toughest problems require the best people and making use of 100% of the talent pool. We celebrate diversity in all of its forms. The OPCW is committed to providing equal opportunities for everyone as we work to rid the world of chemical weapons.

I support the IGC Panel Parity Pledge.

I support the IGC gender-based violence pledge.

Personal Commitments

Establish flexible work arrangements policies appropriate to the unique circumstances of the OPCW to further strengthen the Technical Secretariat’s profile as a fit-for-future “Sustainable Workplace".
Develop an action plan for promoting further gender parity within the OPCW Technical Secretariat following the 2020 OPCW Gender and Diversity Audit.