Ban on Chemical Weapons reaffirmed by the UN security Council

Britain proposed a declaration for support on the chemical weapons convention (CWC), also known as the convention on the prohibition of the development, stockpiling, production and use of chemical weapons and on their destruction, at the UN security council, which was passed unanimously by a 15-member body.

The security council also reaffirmed its opposition to chemical weapons, and also expressed its strong conviction that those responsible for the use of chemical weapons should be held accountable and urged remaining countries to sign and ratify to give formal consent to the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC).

The Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC), administered by the Organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons (OPCW) is an arms control treaty that came into force on 29 April 1997.

North Korea, Egypt, and South Sudan are the countries yet to sign and ratify the treaty, whereas Israel has signed but not ratified the treaty.

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