OPCW Completes First Round of Verification Activities in Syria

Monday, 28 October 2013

As of 27 October 2013, inspectors of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons in the OPCW-UN Joint Mission in Syria completed verification activities at 21 of the 23 chemical weapons related sites declared by Syria.

The two remaining sites have not been visited due to security reasons. Efforts by the Joint Mission to ensure the conditions necessary for safe access to those sites will continue.

Syria submitted a formal declaration of its chemical weapons programme three days ahead of the 27 October deadline, together with a general plan of destruction, for consideration by the OPCW Executive Council.  

The OPCW-UN Joint Mission in Syria was established to achieve the timely elimination of the Syrian chemical weapons programme in the safest and most secure manner possible.


Categories: National implementation, OPCW and the UN, Syria

For further information, please contact OPCW Public Affairs.  + 31 (0) 70 416 3242, media@opcw.org | ORGANISATION FOR THE PROHIBITION OF CHEMICAL WEAPONS, Johan de Wittlaan 32, 2517 JR The Hague, The Netherlands

Follow OPCW on Facebook and Twitter.

More news

Eastern European States Pledge Support to OPCW Education and Outreach Efforts

Representatives of 21 Eastern European States expressed their commitment to support awareness-raising efforts of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) during the first Regional Meeting on Education and...19 May 2016Full story

OPCW Promotes Achievements and Helps Address Career and Capacity Challenges at Women in Chemistry Symposium

The Symposium on Women in Chemistry, which was held at the OPCW Headquarters today, was attended by over 60 participants from 40 countries, including officials from OPCW States Parties, the scientific community, chemical...17 May 2016Full story

OPCW Assists Paraguay in Enhancing Chemical Emergency Preparedness and Response

Fourty Paraguayan first responders acquired new skills in emergency preparedness and response during a training facilitated by the Assistance and Protection Branch of the Technical Secretariat of the Organisation for the...12 May 2016Full story

H.E. Mr. Ken Wu (China)

H.E. Mr. Ken Wu, Permanent Representative of the People's Republic of China to the OPCW, presented his credentials to the Director-General on 12 May 2016.12 May 2016Full story

Director-General Addresses Challenge of Chemical Terrorism at NATO Conference in Slovenia

The Director-General of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) Ahmet Üzümcü addressed the NATO Conference on Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) Arms Control, Disarmament and Non-Proliferation where he...11 May 2016Full story

Latin American and Caribbean First Responders Trained in Advanced Chemical Emergency Response Techniques

Twenty-five first responders participated in the Fifth Regional Advanced Assistance-and-Protection Course on Chemical Emergency Response for States Parties in Latin America and the Caribbean (GRULAC), held from 25 to 29 April in...09 May 2016Full story

IUPAC Endorses The Hague Ethical Guidelines

The International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) has endorsed The Hague Ethical Guidelines, which was facilitated by the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) to guide the responsible practice...02 May 2016Full story

OPCW Founding Celebrated with First OPCW Day Conference: Chemical Safety and Security in a Technologically Evolving World

The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) celebrated its nineteenth anniversary today, by commemorating for the first time, the International Day for the Foundation of the Organisation for the Prohibition of...02 May 2016Full story

Basic Training Course on Assistance and Protection against Chemical Weapons for Arabic Speaking States Parties Held in Muscat, Oman

Thirty-five participants received training on assistance and protection against chemical weapons during a regional basic course for Arabic speaking countries, which was held in Muscat, Oman from 24 to 28 April 2016. The course...02 May 2016Full story

First Advisory Board on Education and Outreach Meets as Next Step in Evolution of OPCW

Prominent experts from the States Parties to the Chemical Weapons Convention convened for the first time yesterday as the newly formed Advisory Board for Education and Outreach, in what the Director-General of the Organisation...29 April 2016Full story

Displaying 1 to 10 of 1634
<< First < Previous 1-10 11-20 21-30 31-40 41-50 51-60 61-70 Next > Last >>

OPCW news by e-mail

Subscribe

Are you subscribed already and wish to unsubscribe or update your profile?