During an initial inspection at a facility or plant site, one of the tasks of a OPCW inspection team is to begin work on an installation agreement that will govern all future inspections at that facility or site. These agreements are necessary for all chemical weapons facilities, facilities producing Chemicals on List 1 and Sites on List 2. However, with respect to the latter category, the Secretariat and the inspected State Party may agree that an arrangement is not required for a given site. As a general rule, no installation agreement is required for sites of facilities producing List 3 chemicals or unintended discrete organic chemicals, although the inspected State Party may request one. Facility arrangements are negotiated between the Secretariat and the inspected State Party on the basis of templates approved by the Conference of the States Parties (see below) and then submitted to the Executive Board for approval. The last thing we heard from him was that he was on his way to the military headquarters. In fact, they only started today at the group`s headquarters. I had to find out where his HQ was. With the exception of persons who carry out verification activities in accordance with the Verification Annex to the Convention, the special privileges and immunities accorded to the OPCW, its officials and delegates shall not be mentioned in the Convention. The Convention merely provides that these privileges and immunities are defined in agreements between the OPCW and the Contracting States concerned. The last sentence of article VIII, paragraph 50, implicitly implies that draft such agreements are prepared by the Preparatory Commission for the OPCW and that the Conference of the States Parties will consider and approve them at its first session. However, during the preparatory phase (1993-1997), there was no consensus on the text of these agreements. For example, contrary to the practice of the United Nations, there is no General Convention on the Privileges and Immunities of the OPCW.
In order to ensure consistency in the provisions of each agreement, the Secretariat has prepared, on the basis of the draft submitted during the preparatory phase, a basic text in the six official languages of the OPCW, which can serve as a basis for the bilateral negotiation of an agreement on privileges and immunities with each State Party. The first such agreement, the Un-OPCW Relations Agreement, was concluded with the United Nations in 2000 and entered into force in 2001. . .