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UNSC Opposition to Chemical Weapons

Current context: The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has unanimously passed a declaration for the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling 
UNSC Opposition to Chemical Weapons
and Use of Chemical Weapons. 
  • The declaration was proposed by Britain and was passed unanimously by the 15-member UNSC body (10 elected members and 5 permanent members).
  • The Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons aims to eliminate weapons of mass destruction
  • It prohibits stockpiling, retention, transfer, production, development or acquisition of chemical weapons
  • The UNSC said that those responsible for the use of chemical weapons should be held accountable.
  • It also urged the countries to ratify the Convention. North Korea, Egypt and South Sudan have not signed it, while Israel has signed but not ratified the pact.
  • The convention was signed in 1993 and came into force in 1997
  • Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) administers the convention which is headquartered in Hague, Netherlands
  • The 5 elected members of UNSC are - France, the United Kingdom, China, the United States and Russia

Question: 

Q: 1. Which among the following countries have not signed the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons?
a. North Korea
b. Egypt
c. South Sudan
d. Israel
e. Only a, b and c
f. All a, b, c and d
UNSC Opposition to Chemical Weapons UNSC Opposition to Chemical Weapons Reviewed by Shweta Kashyap on November 24, 2019 Rating: 5

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