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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

Notes to correspondents

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

New York, 12 December 2013

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

The Final Report by the United Nations Mission to Investigate Allegations of the Use of Chemical Weapons in the Syrian Arab Republic has been turned over today, Thursday, 12 December, to the Secretary-General by Professor Åke Sellström, the Head of the Mission.

On Friday, 13 December, the Secretary-General will brief the General Assembly on the report in a closed session at 3:00 pm.

Following that briefing, at 4:30 pm, High Representative for Disarmament Affairs, Ms. Angela Kane; Head of the United Nations Mission; Professor Sellström; and the team leaders, Mr. Scott Cairns from the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons and Dr. Maurizio Barbeschi from the World Health Organization, will brief the press.

The Secretary-General will brief the Security Council on the report on Monday, 16 December 2013.

The text of the report is available on the following website: https://unoda-web.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/report.pdf