UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon issued a statement yesterday in honor of all victims of chemical warfare. April 29 is the anniversary of the entry into force of the Chemical Weapons Convention and a Day of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical Warfare.
First of all, the Open Forum website has been updated to include the presentations of all of the speakers as well as pertinent position papers and statements.
Second, the OPCW prepared a press release to announce the official Second Review Conference Report. It gives bullet point highlights of the report and quotes Director-General Pfirter:
“Although the discussions were difficult and protracted at times, the final document of the Conference is comprehensive and reaffirms the strong commitment among all States Parties to achieve universality, complete the destruction of chemical weapons, further strengthen verification measures to ensure non-proliferation, provide assistance and protection, and promote the uses of chemistry for peaceful purposes.”