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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 today as members traded allegations that the work of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) is being politicized to suit national interests.

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,” he said. “There can be no justification for their use.”

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.