8 January 2014 - The Director-General Ahmet Üzümcü informed the OPCW Executive Council today about the commencement of the removal of priority chemicals from Syria for destruction outside the country and described it as "an important new phase" in the work of the OPCW-UN Joint Mi
5 November 2013 - Speaking to the press at UN Headquarters in New York following her first briefing to the Security Council, Sigrid Kaag, Special Coordinator of the OPCW-UN Joint Mission overseeing the destruction of Syria’s chemical weapons programme, said she had reported on th
6 November 2013 - The OPCW-UN Joint Mission has now verified 22 of the 23 sites. The additional site inspected is in the region of Aleppo and was one of the two sites that could not be visited earlier due to safety and security reasons.
22 November 2013 - In accordance with the decision of the OPCW Executive Council’s adopted on 15 November 2013 which requested the Director-General of the Organisation to explore ‘options for destruction in commercial chemical disposal facilities’ of a range of chemicals declared