: #3620
Publish Date : 08/01/2022 12:35
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Any use of chemical weapons is unacceptable and a clear violation of international law. Identifying those responsible and holding them to account is of paramount importance. We have a responsibility, particularly to the victims, to ensure accountability for the use of these heinous weapons

The United Nations Mission to Investigate Allegations of the Use of Chemical Weapons in the Syrian Arab Republic (“Sellström Investigation”) was established by the United Nations Secretary-General on 21 March 2013, following requests by the Syrian Arab Republic and other UN Member States to investigate separate allegations of the use of chemical weapons in the Syrian Arab Republic. The purpose of this specialized and impartial fact-finding mission, led by Professor Åke Sellström (Sweden), was to establish evidence related to the allegations of chemical weapons use. Upon the request of the Secretary General, the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) and the World Health Organization (WHO) put their resources at the disposal of the UN Mission to support its investigation activities.