Secretary-General urges collective action on 10th anniversary of weapons pact

Marking the 10th anniversary of the global treaty against chemical weapons, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today stressed that genuine disarmament can be accomplished through United Nations-backed cooperation.

Ban Ki-moon orders probe into potentially hazardous material from Iraq found in UN building

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has launched an immediate internal investigation backed by outside expertise to determine how potentially hazardous material removed by United Nations arms inspectors from Iraq in 1996 ended up in a UN office instead of a properly equipped laboratory and remained there undetected for the past 11 years.

UN weapons inspectors say archived vials from Iraq pose no immediate threat

United Nations weapons inspectors in Iraq archiving their headquarters in New York have discovered vials that may contain a potentially deadly chemical removed from an Iraqi facility 11 years ago, but they said today that the containers are properly secured and pose no immediate threat to the public.

On anniversary of chemical weapons pact, Ban Ki-moon urges destruction of stockpiles

Marking the tenth anniversary of the Chemical Weapons Convention, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called on countries that still possess these arms to abolish them.