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By 17 October, 11 sites inspected - some facilities already made inoperable.
The OPCW and the UN jointly announce the formal establishment of the OPCW-UN Joint Mission and the appointment of Ms. Sigrid Kaag of the Netherlands as Special Coordinator.
The Chemical Weapons Convention enters into force for the Syrian Arab Republic.
The OPCW-UN Joint Mission commences the destruction of critical equipment with the aim to render inoperable, or “functionally destroy” chemical weapons production facilities, including mixing/filling plants by 1 November 2013.
With the assistance of the OPCW inspectors, the Syrian Arab Republic submits additional information to the disclosure made on 19 September.
Four days after the Executive Council and Security Council decisions, an OPCW-UN advance team arrives in Damascus, sets up an operational base and commences its work in accordance with EC-M-33/Dec.1 and
OPCW Executive Council adopts EC-M-33/Dec.1, endorsed by the unanimous adoption of United Nations Security Council Reso
The Syrian Arab Republic makes a disclosure of its chemical weapons programme to the OPCW Technical Secretariat.
- The Syrian Arab Republic deposits its instrument of accession to the Chemical Weapons Convention with the United Nations Secretary-General, with a request to apply the Convention ahead of its formal entry into force