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UN / SYRIA WRAP

OPCW Special Coordinator Sigrid Kaag told reporters that the deadline for the destruction of the full arsenal of Syria's chemical weapons "will not be met." Emergency Relief Coordinator Valerie Amos said the Security Council humanitarian resolution for Syria “has not delivered what it intended"  and violence continues to rise. UNIFEED – UNTV

4 Jun 2014 | Read More »

UN / KAAG

The head of the Joint Mission of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons and the United Nations (OPCW-UN) called for safe and unfettered access to the remaining eight percent of Syria's chemical weapons material that needs to be removed and destroyed. UNIFEED – UNTV

8 May 2014 | Read More »

UN/ RESOLUTION 1540 (WMD) ANNIVERSARY

On the occasion of the tenth anniversary of the Security Council resolution 1540, which requires Governments to prevent non-State actors or terrorists from acquiring, proliferating and using nuclear, chemical and biological weapons, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged all States and stakeholders "to reaffirm their common commitment to achieve the great goals of this resolution and to [...]

26 Apr 2014 | Read More »

UN / SYRIA

The president of the UN Security Council Syria told reporters that Syria has eliminated almost 90 percent of its chemical weapons, adding in that "Council members expressed grave concern about alleged reports of the use of chlorine gas in some towns, which left people dead and injured." UNIFEED – UNTV

23 Apr 2014 | Read More »

UN / MICHAEL DOUGLAS DISARMAMENT

At  a launch of the book "Action for Disarmament: 10 Things You Can Do!", United Nations Messenger of Peace Michael Douglas called upon high school and college students around the globe to take part in efforts to disarm the world from nuclear and other weapon of mass destruction. UNTV

15 Apr 2014 | Read More »

UN / SYRIA CHEMICAL WEAPONS

Special Coordinator of the UN-OPCW Joint Mission Sigrid Kaag told reporters that "one third of the Syria's chemical weapons materials has been removed or destroyed”, adding that the end of June deadline for the total destruction or removal of its chemical arsenal was still achievable. UNTV

5 Mar 2014 | Read More »

UN / SYRIA CHEMICAL WEAPONS

Special Coordinator of the UN-OPCW Joint Mission Sigrid Kaag told reporters that the 30 June 2014 deadline to complete the destruction of Syria's chemical weapons can be met. However, US ambassador Samantha Power demanded Assad's government "to stop its foot-dragging" to move those materials. UNTV

6 Feb 2014 | Read More »

UN / SYRIA KAAG WRAP

In an interview following her briefing to the Security Council, the Special Coordinator of the OPCW-UN Mission Sigrid Kaag said "there was no reason to assume" that the deadline for the elimination of Syria's chemical weapons programme would not be met, however, she underlined that security was still a "grave concern". UNTV

8 Jan 2014 | Read More »

UN / SYRIA CHEMICAL WEAPONS

The Joint Mission of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) and the United Nations confirms that an initial quantity of priority chemical materials was moved from two sites to the port of Lattakia, in Syria, for verification and was then loaded onto a Danish cargo ship today. The vessel left the port [...]

7 Jan 2014 | Read More »

UN/ SYRIA REAX

After a briefing by the Secretary-General to the Security Council on the findings of Åke Sellström's final report on the use of chemical weapons in Syria, Russian Ambassador Vitaly Churkin said it was "absolutely obvious that on August 21 a large scale provocation was staged" by rebels in order to bring on foreign military intervention [...]

16 Dec 2013 | Read More »

 

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