Press releases

  • 20 Mar 2014 - 20 January 2014 - A total of 14 private firms have submitted tenders to destroy 500 metric tonnes of Syria’s commodity chemicals, as well as effluent from the neutralisation of its Priority chemicals, at commercial facilities outside of the Syrian Arab Republic.
  • 20 Mar 2014 - 16 October 2013 - United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced today the appointment of Sigrid Kaag of the Netherlands as Special Coordinator of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW)-United Nations Joint Mission to eliminate the chemical weapons programme of the Syrian Arab Republic. The appointment has been made in close consultations with OPCW Director-General Ahmet Üzümcü.
  • 20 Mar 2014 - 6 October 2013 - Press release [bulletin] by the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons and the United Nations.
  • 20 Mar 2014 - 11 December 2013 - OPCW Director-General Ahmet Üzümcü this morning met in Oslo with the Norwegian Prime Minister, Ms Erna Solberg, and with the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Borge Brende. He updated them on the work of the OPCW-UN Joint Mission in Syria and discussed options for Norway’s involvement in efforts to eliminate the Syrian chemicals weapons programme.
  • 20 Mar 2014 - 14 October 2013 - Today, on 14 October 2013, the Chemical Weapons Convention entered into force for the Syrian Arab Republic, making it the 190th State Party to the treaty. Syria deposited its instrument of accession with the United Nations Secretary-General on 14 September.
  • 20 Mar 2014 - 4 October 2013 - Press release [bulletin] from the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons and the United Nations.
  • 20 Mar 2014 - 10 December 2013 - Ahmet Üzümcü commends practical, verifiable results of chemical disarmament. - Says that partnerships with science, industry and civil society are key. - Urges states outside the Chemical Weapons Convention to join. - Announces that Prize money will be used to fund annual OPCW awards. Director-General Ahmet Üzümcü this afternoon accepted the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize on behalf of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW).
  • 20 Mar 2014 - 5 November 2013 - Addressing today the 34th meeting of the Executive Council of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), Director-General Ahmet Üzümcü provided an update on the progress made in the OPCW-UN Joint Mission in Syria since the publication of his first report on 25 October 2013.
  • 20 Mar 2014 - 6 October 2013 - A group of OPCW Technical Secretariat experts who were part of the advanced team that has been in Damascus since 1 October has returned to The Hague. This group was tasked to engage with the Syrian authorities in accordance with Operative Paragraph One of the decision of the Executive Council.
  • 20 Mar 2014 - 30 November 2013 - OPCW receives expressions of interest from 35 private companies to destroy other Syrian chemicals

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