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Chronology of Events
26 September 2014

UN Secretary-General, in a letter to the President of the Security Council, transmits the tenth monthly report of the OPCW Director-General. The letter also provides information on the UN activities from 23 August to 22 September 2014 [S/2014/706]. 

30 September 2014

OPCW-UN Joint Mission completes its mandate and its operations come to an end. 

4 September 2014

OPCW-UN Joint Mission Special Coordinator Sigrid Kaag tells the Security Council that 96 percent of Syria’s declared chemical weapons have been destroyed. 

25 August 2014

UN Secretary-General, in a letter to the President of the Security Council, transmits the tenth monthly report of the OPCW Director-General. The letter also provides information on the UN activities from 25 July and 22 August 2014 [S/2014/622]. 

20 August 2014

UN Secretary-General welcomes the destruction of Syrian chemical weapons aboard U.S. Vessel  Cape Ray. 

11 July 2014

OPCW-UN Special Coordinator meets with United States delegation in Nicosia.

26 June 2014

UN Secretary-General, in a letter to the President of the Security Council, transmits the ninth monthly report of the OPCW Director-General. The letter also provides information on the UN activities from 23 May to 23 June 2014 [S/2014/444].

23 June 2014

OPCW-UN Joint Mission Special Coordinator Sigrid Kaag said in a statement that 100% of declared chemical weapons materials destroyed or removed from Syria [PDF of the statement in English and Arabic

4 June 2014

OPCW-UN Joint Mission Special Coordinator Sigrid Kaag briefs the Security Council in closed-door consultations, followed by a media stakeout [Video/UN News Centre story].

23 May 2014

UN Secretary-General, in a letter to the President of the Security Council, transmits the eighth monthly report of the OPCW Director-General. The letter also provides information on the UN activities from 25 April to 22 May 2014 [S/2014/368].

20 May 2014

The OPCW-UN Joint Mission confirms the destruction of the entire declared Syrian stockpile of Isopropanol [press release in English/Arabic].

8 May 2014

OPCW-UN Joint Mission Special Coordinator Sigrid Kaag briefs the Security Council in closed-door consultations, followed by a media stakeout.

27 April 2014

OPCW-UN Joint Coordinator Sigrid Kaag holds press briefing in Damascus, Syrian Arab Republic [key points in English/Arabic]

25 April 2014

UN Secretary-General, in a letter to the President of the Security Council, transmits the seventh monthly report of the OPCW Director-General. The letter also provides information on the UN activities from 22 March to 24 April 2014 [S/2014/300].

22 April 2014

The OPCW-UN Joint Mission reports that 88.0 percent of the overall Syria's chemical weapons materials have been removed from or destroyed in-country [press release].

19 April 2014

The OPCW-UN Joint Mission confirms that the overall percentage of chemicals removed from the Syrian Arab Republic or destroyed in the country has reached approximately 80 percent [statement].

16 April 2014

The OPCW-UN Joint Mission confirms that the overall percentage of chemicals removed from the Syrian Arab Republic or destroyed in the country has reached 72.3% [press release].

14 April 2014

OPCW-UN Joint Mission expresses concern about the missed 13 April deadline [UN News Centre story]

3 April 2014

OPCW-UN Joint Mission Special Coordinator Sigrid Kaag briefs the Security Council in closed-door consultations via video link from Damascus.

26 March 2014

UN Secretary-General, in a letter to the President of the Security Council, transmits the sixth monthly report of the OPCW Director-General. The letter also provides information on the UN activities from 23 Febryary to 22 March 2014 [S/2014/220].

20 March 2014

OPCW-UN Joint Mission Special Coordinator Sigrig Kaag reports that 53.6% of the Syrian Arab Republic's chemical weapons material has been removed from or destroyed in the Syrian Arab Republic [statement in English/Arabic].

7 March 2014

OPCW Executive Council “positively notes” the progress made with respect to eliminating the Syrian chemical weapons programme, while expressing concerns over delays [press release].

5 March 2014

OPCW-UN Joint Mission Special Coordinator Sigrid Kaag briefs  the Security Council in closed-door consultations, followed by a media stakeout [UN News Centre story].

4 March 2014

OPCW announces that 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 [press release].

27 February 2014

UN Secretary-General transmits, in a letter to the President of the Security Council, the fifth monthly report of the OPCW Director-General. The letter also provides information on the UN activities from 21 January 2014 to 21 February 2014.

26 February 2014 -

OPCW-UN Mission confirms removal of sulphur mustard stockpile from Syria [English] [Arabic]
 

14 February 2014

OPCW awards contracts to two companies for destruction of Syrian chemicals and effluents [press release]

10 February 2014

OPCW Director General calls for new momentum in the removal of chemical weapons
[press release]

10 February 2014

A third consignment of chemical weapons  is removed from Syria under a naval escort international waters [press release]

6 February 2014
OPCW-UN Joint Mission Special Coordinator Sigrid Kaag briefs  the Security Council in closed-door consultations, followed by a media stakeout.
30 January 2014

OPCW Director-General briefs the Executive Council on efforts underway to expedite the process of removing Syrian chemicals that have been identified for destruction outside Syria [press release] 

27 January 2014

A further shipment of chemical weapons materials took place from the Syrian Arab Republic. The chemical materials were verified by the Joint Mission before being uploaded in Lattakia port for onward transportation. [OPCW-UN Joint Mission, (Arabic)].

27 January 2014

UN Secretary-General transmits, in a letter to the President of the Security Council, the fourth monthly report of the OPCW Director-General. The letter also provides information on the UN activities from 21 December 2013 to 20 January 2014.

20 January 2014

OPCW receives tenders from 14 private firms to destroy Syrian commodity chemicals and effluents [press release].

16 January 2014

OPCW Director-General Ahmet Üzümcü confirms that trans-loading of priority chemicals brought from Syria will be undertaken in the Italian port of Gioia Tauro [press release].

8 January 2014

- OPCW Director-General briefs the Executive Council on the work of the OPCW-UN Joint Mission [statement].

- Special Coordinator of the OPCW-UN Joint Mission briefs the Security Council in closed-door consultations, followed by a media stakeout.

7 January 2014

The first consignment of Syrian chemical weapons material leaves the country. Special Coordinator of the OPCW-UN Joint Mission, OPCW Director-General and UN Secretary-General issue separate statements on this development [Special Coordinator (Arabic)], [OPCW Director-General], [UN Secretary-General]

28 December 2013

OPCW Director-General, UN Secretary-General and OPCW-UN Joint Mission issue separate statements relating to the 31 December 2013 deadline: [OPCW Director-General], [UN Secretary-General], [OPCW-UN Joint Mission, (Arabic)].

27 December 2013

UN Secretary-General transmits, in a letter to the President of the Security Council, the third monthly report of the OPCW Director-General. The letter also provides information on the UN activities from 27 November to 20 December 2013.

23 December 2013
OPCW Director-General Ahmet Üzümcü issues progress report on the elimination of the Syrian chemical weapons programme.
17 December 2013
OPCW Director-General Ahmet Üzümcü submits to the Executive Council a plan for destroying the Syrian Arab Republic’s chemical weapons outside of the country. [press release, statement, document]
16 December 2013

UN Secretary-General speaks at the Security Council on the Final Report of the UN Mission to Investigate Allegations of the Use of Chemical Weapons in the Syrian Arab Republic.

13 December 2013

UN Secretary-General speaks at the General Assembly on the Final Report of the UN Mission to Investigate Allegations of the Use of Chemical Weapons in the Syrian Arab Republic.

12 December 2013

UN Secretary-General receives the Final Report of the United Nations Mission to Investigate Allegations of the Use of Chemical Weapons in the Syrian Arab Republic [statement].

6 December 2013
The Joint Mission verifies that all Category 3 (unfilled) munitions declared by the Syrian Arab Republic have been destroyed.
4 December 2013

Special Coordinator of the OPCW-UN Joint Mission briefs the UN Security Council in closed-door consultations, followed by a media stakeout.

27 November 2013

UN Secretary-General transmits, in a letter to the President of the Security Council, the second monthly report of the OPCW Director-General. The letter also provides information on the UN activities from 23 October to 26 November 2013.

26 November 2013

OPCW Director-General briefs the OPCW Executive Council on his second monthly report.

20 November 2013
OPCW invites commercial chemical firms to convey to it their expressions of interest in helping dispose a significant part of chemicals from Syria.
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