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On July 22, 2016, the United Nations Security Council passed a resolution authorizing states to assist the Libyan government in destroying its remaining stockpile of chemical weapons. According to reports, the resolution builds upon discussions between Libya’s Government of National Accord and the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), the non-governmental organization charged with monitoring the international Chemical Weapons Convention. Libya reported to the OPCW that its remaining Category 2 precursor chemicals—which are mixed to create toxic chemical weapons—had been moved to a temporary storage site in the north of the country. Authorizing assistance from states and invoking Chapter VII of the UN Charter, the Security Council stated, “The potential for acquisition by non-State actors of chemical weapons in Libya represents a threat to international peace and security.” The resolution reaffirms the OPCW’s role in identifying chemicals that UN member states may then assist Libya in securing and transporting abroad for destruction.