CWC News – April 21, 2008 Posted on April 21, 2008 by Cheryl Vos Over the weekend there were a few news stories on the closing of the Second Review Conference. New 2012 deadline set to rid world of chemical weapons. AFP, April 19, 2008. World shifts chemical disarmament focus onto rogue attackers. AFP, April 20, 2008. Vietnam pledges efforts for chemical weapons-free world. VietNamNet Bridge, April 20, 2008. Global chemical weapons deadline set. Press TV, April 21, 2008.