Upcoming UN-Briefing on Chemical Weapons in Syria

OPCW-UN Joint Mission Special Coordinator Sigrid Kaag

Monday (7 July), Sigrid Kaag, the Special Coordinator of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW)-UN Joint Mission, will brief Council members in consultations via video-teleconference. She will present the ninth monthly report (S/2014/444) on the implementation of resolution 2118, which required the verification and destruction of Syria’s chemical weapons.

Council members expect Monday’s briefing to focus on the removal of the final 7.2 percent of declared chemical weapons from Syria on 23 June. Council members also expect Kaag to reiterate that other important tasks remain, such as verification work, the destruction of production facilities and clarification of the declared chemical weapons stockpile. [...]

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Photo courtesy of Boaz Guttman. OPCW-UN Joint Mission Special Coordinator Sigrid Kaag at press briefing, May 8, 2014.

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