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72.3% of Syria's chemical materials are removed from or destroyed in country

16 April 2014
- The OPCW-UN Joint Mission confirms that the 15th shipment of chemical material left the port of Latakia today. The overall percentage of chemicals removed from the Syrian Arab Republic or destroyed in the country has now reached 72.3%.  

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WHO and OPCW-UN Joint Mission reinforce public health capacities to respond to chemical incidents

13 April 2014 - The OPCW-UN Joint Mission and the World Health Organization (WHO) have been working to strengthen public health capacities within Syrian Arab Republic to respond to risks of chemical exposure.

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OPCW-UN Joint Mission Special Coordinator visits Cairo

8 April 2014 - Ms. Sigrid Kaag, the Special Coordinator of the OPCW-UN Joint Mission concluded a brief mission to Cairo. 

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Statement Attributable to the OPCW-UN Joint Mission Special Coordinator Sigrid Kaag

20 March 2014 - As of today 53.6% of the Syrian Arab Republic's chemical weapons material has been removed from or destroyed in the Syrian Arab Republic.

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OPCW-UN mission chief welcomes recent progress on chemical removal from Syria

5 March 2014 – A recent acceleration of efforts by Syria and the submission of a revised timeline for removing toxic agents bode well for meeting the 30 June 2014 deadline for destroying the country’s chemical weapons programme, the official charged with overseeing the venture said today after briefing the United Nations Security Council on progress to date.

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Syria submits revised proposal to OPCW for removal of chemicals

4 March 2014 - The Syrian Arab Republic has submitted to the OPCW a revised proposal that aims to complete the removal of all chemicals from Syria before the end of April 2014. 

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OPCW-UN Joint Mission's  Special Coordinator Sigrid Kaag speaks to journalists following her closed-door Security Council briefing. New York, 5 March 2014
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