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Director-General Represents Secretary-General at Chemical Weapons Convention Meeting

28 November 2011

The Director-General represented the Secretary-General at the Sixteenth Session of the States Parties to the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC), taking place in The Hague from 28 November to 2 December 2011. In the message delivered by the Director-General, the Secretary-General characterized the CWC as one of the greatest achievements in the history of multilateral efforts to achieve disarmament and non-proliferation, but cautioned that the world could not rest until all chemical arms had been destroyed to eliminate the spectre of chemical warfare.