OPCW Delivered its Report on Libya and Syria to Security Council
follow link Director-General of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), has delivered its covering 23 April to 22 May 2017 regarding destruction of chemical weapons Libya and Syria.
tastylia review With regard to Libya, OPCW focuses on destruction of the chemical weapons located in Ruwagha facility. On 1 August 2016, the Secretariat issued a Note calling for voluntary contributions to the trust fund for support to Libya. As at the cut-off date of this report, the trust fund had received over EUR 1.2 million, with contributions having been received from Canada, Cyprus, Finland, New Zealand, and the United States of America.
The OPCW fact-finding mission in the Syrian Arab Republic is continuing its work. On 4 May 2017, I transmitted to the members of the Security Council the report of the mission regarding the incident that occurred on 16 September 2016, which involved allegations of the use of chemical weapons in Umm Hawsh. The report indicated that two women reported to have been killed in the alleged incident had been exposed to sulfur mustard. The mission also received a mortar reported to be connected to the alleged incident and found that it contained sulfur mustard.
The mission is also continuing its investigation of allegations concerning the use of chemical weapons in the Khan Shaykhun area in southern Idlib on 4 April 2017.
a Trust Fund for Syria Missions was established in November 2015 to support the Fact Finding Mission and other remaining activities. As at the cut-off date of this report, contribution agreements totaling EUR 9.7 million had been concluded with Canada, Chile, Finland, France, Germany, Monaco, New Zealand, the Republic of Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the United States of America, and the European Union.
The details of the report can be found here.