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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon


Secretary-General’s video transcript on United Nations Security Council’s endorsement of his chemical weapons mission proposal (in letter dated 7 October 2013)

New York, 11 October 2013

I am very pleased that the Security Council has moved so quickly on my recommendation for a joint mission of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons and the United Nations.

This is a sign of the international community’s commitment to eliminate chemical weapons.

We have a very tight deadline but the United Nations is committed to work closely with the OPCW to get the job done.

And I am just as committed and determined to make progress in the political and humanitarian tracks for the sake of the Syrian people.

Off-the-Cuff on 11 October 2013