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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

Notes to correspondents

Note concerning the report by the United Nations Mission to Investigate Allegations of the Use of Chemical Weapons in the Syrian Arab Republic

New York, 15 September 2013

The Spokesperson for the Secretary-General can confirm the following:

The report by the United Nations Mission to Investigate Allegations of the Use of Chemical Weapons in the Syrian Arab Republic has been turned over to the Secretary-General. It was transmitted today, 15 September, to the Secretary-General by Professor Ake Sellström, the head of the Mission, and the Secretary-General will provide it to the Member States tomorrow morning.

On Monday morning, the Secretary-General will brief the Security Council on the report during its closed consultations.

Following that briefing, at approximately 12:50 pm, the Secretary-General will speak to reporters at the Security Council stakeout. Accordingly, there will be no noon briefing on Monday.

The Secretary-General will also brief the General Assembly on the report.

The text of the report will be made available tomorrow morning on the website of the UN Office for Disarmament Affairs, which is:
http://www.un.org/disarmament/

We will inform reporters when the report is available on the web site.