As the implementing body for the CWC, the OPCW
oversees the global endeavour to permanently and verifiably eliminate chemical weapons.
HE Sheikh Jassim bin Mohamed al-Thani, Qatar's permanent representative to OPCW
, made the remarks at the 22nd session of the conference of the states parties to the convention on the prohibition of the development, production, use and destruction of chemical weapons in The Hague.
Speaking before the 49th meeting of the Executive Council of the OPCW
held in The Hague today, Al-Sellamy added that evidence has mounted to reveal the use of chemicals by Al-Asad regime against the innocent people of Syria.
Director-General Ahmet Uzumcu announced the creation of the fact-finding mission at a meeting of the body's Executive Council held in The Hague.
said it had confirmed two more shipments headed for the northern Syrian port of Latakia.
said the US was contributing technology and financing.
Twenty five civilian OPCW
experts have arrived at the UN training centre in Hammelburg (Lower Franconia) for the 5-day training program.
Syria last month signed up to the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC), which the OPCW
enforces, agreeing to hand over its chemical weapons for destruction under a Russia-US plan aimed as averting military striked on the country in the wake of a devastating chemical attack on a Damascus suburb.
has conducted more than 5,000 inspections in 86 countries.
Technical Secretariat, which together with the UN forms the team tasked with overseeing the destruction of Syria's chemical weapons production facilities, received information that was "additional to the disclosure on its chemical weapons programme which Syria submitted on 21 September," UN spokesperson Martin Nesirky told journalists in New York.
Grace A Asirwatham, Sri Lanka's Ambassador to The Netherlands and Permanent Representatives to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW
) in The Hague has been appointed as the Deputy Director General of the OPCW
Constrained by budget problems, the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW
), the implementing body of the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) is facing the prospect of being ill-equipped to perform its duties in the future.