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Ralf Trapp

Dr Ralf Trapp

Indepedent Disarmament Consultant

Ralf Trapp is an independent international consultant working in the area of chemical and biological weapons arms control and security. A chemist and toxicologist by training, he was a technical adviser on chemical weapons disarmament to the GDR and subsequently the German delegations to the Conference on Disarmament in Geneva.

After the conclusion of the Chemical Weapons Convention in 1992, he worked for 13 years at the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) in The Hague, holding senior positions in the fields of verification, international cooperation, government relations, and strategic planning. He also served as the secretary of the OPCW's Scientific Advisory Board.

After leaving the OPCW in 2006, he has been providing consulting services to the OPCW, the United Nations, the European Union, the International Committee of the Red Cross, Spiez Laboratory, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, and other organisations and think tanks. He is a member of the German joint project CBTNet. He is an external member of the Accademia delle Scienze dell’ Istituto di Bologna.