Syria and the OPCW

The OPCW Inspection Team leaving for Syria on 30 September, 2013.

The OPCW has collected in one place all of the relevant content related to Syria to include in this section. 

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Statements and Press Releases
Statements and press releases related to Syria
Frequently Asked Questions
Answers to common questions about the Joint OPCW-UN Mission
Related Official Documents
Official OPCW documents related to Syria
Mission Updates
Updates from the mission in Syria
Bulletins from Syria
Joint OPCW-UN news bulletins from Syria
Assistance and Protection activities under Article X
Article X of the Chemical Weapons Convention relates to assistance and protection measures against chemical weapon use
Collaboration with the UN
An explanation of the OPCW's relationship with the United Nations
Exchange of letters with the Syrian Foreign Minister
In early December 2012, the OPCW-Director-General addressed a letter to the Syrian Foreign Minister in which he urged the Syrian Government to accede to the Chemical Weapons Convention without delay.

Syria Status Report

  • Priority 1 chemicals removed: 88.7 %*
  • Priority 2 chemicals removed: 81.1 %     

Total chemicals removed from Syria: 86.5%
Total removed from or destroyed in Syria: 87.2%

Most recent consignments delivered to Latakia and removed from Syria:

  • Consignment #17
    22 April 2014
  • Consignment #16
    19 April 2014
  • Consignment #15
    16 April 2014
  • Consignment #14
    13 April 2014
  • Consignment #13
    10 April 2014
  • Consignment #12
    4 April 2014
  • Consignment #11
    20 March 2014
  • Consignment #10:
    17 March 2014
  • Consignment #9:
    14 March 2014
  • Consignment # 8:
    9 March 2014
  • Consignment # 7:
    5 March 2014

* Includes entire stock of sulfur mustard gas, the only unitary chemical warfare agent in Syria’s arsenal

Updated: 22 April 2014