UN Security Council to hold closed Syria briefings:
- Acting UN High Representative for Disarmament Affairs Kim Won-soo will brief Council members on the Secretary-General’s most recent report (S/2016/825) on progress in the elimination of the Syrian chemical weapons programme.
- Virginia Gamba, the head of the UN-OPCW Joint Investigative Mechanism (JIM), is expected to present the fourth report of the JIM, which was circulated to Council members on 21 October, but is not yet public. This report has attributed blame for one more chlorine attack to Syrian government forces. The UNSC may vote on renewal of the JIM mandate, which is set to expire at the end of the month.
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