Syria Deposits Instrument of Accession to the Chemical Weapons Convention
The UN Secretary-General, in his capacity as the depositary of the 1992 Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and on their Destruction, received on September 14 the formal instrument of accession to the Convention by the Syrian Arab Republic.
Pursuant to the Convention, any State may accede to the Convention at any time. The Convention will enter into force for the Syrian Arab Republic on the 30th day following the date of deposit of this instrument of accession, namely on 14 October 2013.
The Secretary-General welcomed the accession of the Syrian Arab Republic to this Convention.
Press Release, September 16, 2013; Image: UN Security Council