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Letter dated 10 June 2016 from the Secretary-General addressed to the President of the Security Council - Second report of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons-United Nations Joint Investigative Mechanism (S/2016/530) [EN/AR]

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I have the honour to convey herewith the second report of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons-United Nations Joint Investigative Mechanism.

I should be grateful if the present letter and the report could be brought to the attention of the members of the Security Council.

(Signed) BAN Ki-moon

Letter dated 10 June 2016 from the Leadership Panel of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons-United Nations Joint Investigative Mechanism addressed to the Secretary-General

The Leadership Panel of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons-United Nations Joint Investigative Mechanism has the honour to transmit the Mechanism’s second report pursuant to Security Council resolution 2235 (2015).

The report provides a description of the activities undertaken by the Mechanism from 12 February to 10 June 2016. It also provides an indication of the activities that the Mechanism is planning to undertake during the coming weeks.

(Signed) Virginia Gamba
Head
Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons-United Nations Joint Investigative Mechanism

(Signed) Adrian Neritani
Leadership Panel

(Signed) Eberhard Schanze
Leadership Panel

Second report of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons-United Nations Joint Investigative Mechanism

I. Introduction

  1. The present report is the second of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW)-United Nations Joint Investigative Mechanism pursuant to paragraph 11 of Security Council resolution 2235 (2015). It covers the period from 12 February 2016, when the Mechanism’s first report was submitted to the Security Council (S/2016/142), to 10 June 2016. The period marks the conclusion of phase I and the beginning of phase II of the Mechanism’s implementation of its mandate. The report provides a description of the activities undertaken by the Mechanism during the period in question.