Syrian Crisis – United Nations Response (UNOG – United Nations Office at Geneva)

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(Source: UNOG – United Nations Office at Geneva) 12 August 2015 Security Council approves new joint investigation on Syria chemical weapons On 6 August, the Security Council adopted a resolution establishing a Joint Investigative Mechanism to identify those responsible for the use of chemical weapons, including chlorine, in Syria. In resolution 2235 (2015), Council members asked the Secretary-General, in coordination with the Director-General of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), to submit recommendations within 20 days on the setting up of the joint UN-OPCW operation. The Council also urged all parties in Syria to fully cooperate with the UN and the OPCW,…

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