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29 April 2022 Syria’s Failure to Remedy Pending Issues of Chemical Weapons Use Is ‘Wake Up Call’ for International Community, Disarmament Chief Tells Security Council (ReliefWeb) Syria’s continued failure to remedy outstanding issues prevents the international community from confirming the elimination of its chemical-weapons programme, the top United Nations disarmament official told the Security Council …

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29 April 2022 Remarks at a UN Security Council Briefing on Chemical Weapons in Syria (United States Mission to the United Nations) Statement by Ambassador Richard Mills, Deputy U.S. Representative to the United Nations, in New York, New York on April 29, 2022.

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29 April 2022 Consign chemical weapons to ‘pages of history’, urges disarmament chief (UN News) Secretary-General António Guterres issued a statement hailing the “powerful testament” that the convention represents, as a successful example of multilateralism, and the security that it can provide. “We cannot allow an erosion of this essential pillar of the disarmament and non-proliferation regime,” …

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29 April 2022 Chemical weapons – 25th anniversary of the entry in force of the Chemical Weapons Convention (French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs) A statement by the French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs on the 25th anniversary of the Chemical Weapons Convention entry-into-force.

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29 April 2022 Ridding the World of Chemical Weapons (Newsweek) In this opinion piece, U.S. Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security, Bonnie Jenkins, reflects on the Chemical Weapons Convention on the 25th anniversary of the treaty’s entry-into-force.

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29 April 2022 Twenty-fifth Anniversary of the Chemical Weapons Convention’s Entry into Force (State.gov) Statement by Antony J. Blinken, the U.S. Secretary of State, on the 25th anniversary of the Chemical Weapons Convention’s entry-into-force.

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29 April 2022 On the 25th anniversary of OPCW, Director-General meets with German Minister of Foreign Affairs; attends launch of think tank (OPCW News) The Director-General of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) Ambassador Fernando Arias paid an official visit to Germany today. While in Berlin, the Director-General delivered remarks at the launch …

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29 April 2022 Build a community with shared security for a world free of chemical weapons (China Daily) A statement by the Permanent Representative of the People’s Republic of China to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons in commemoration of the 25th Anniversary of the Entry into Force of the Chemical Weapons Convention.

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27 April 2022 Artificial Intelligence and Chemical and Biological Weapons (Lawfare) Researchers discovered unforeseen outcomes when using artificial intelligence (AI) to model new drugs. The model generated 40,000 new molecules in just 6 hours, including many known chemical weapons, and some potentially toxic chemicals that have yet to be synthesized.

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22 April 2022 Bilateral Visits programme strengthens implementation of the Chemical Weapons Convention (OPCW News) Bilateral visits provide an opportunity for National Authorities personnel to share best practices on CWC national implementation. Delegations discussed national implementing legislation, complying with obligations related to the CWC’s verification regime, the transfer regimes of scheduled chemicals, organising emergency preparedness and response …

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