(1) Demilitarization: destruction of all chemical weapons and precursors.(2) Non-Proliferation: ensuring against proliferation of toxic chemicals and their precursors.(3) Assistance and Protection: Member States able to protect their populations pledge to help others that can't.(4) International Cooperation: ensuring chemicals are used for peaceful, not destructive purposes.(5) Universality: promoting adherence to Chemical Weapons Convention provisions.(6) National Implementation: establishing National Authorities to assure State Parties meet their CWC obligations.
"I am strongly in favour of using poisoned gas against uncivilized tribes."
In 1928, the Geneva Protocol prohibited gas and bacteriological warfare.