Insights: Syra

  1. Insights

    Briefing on the Final Report of the OPCW-UN Joint Investigative Mechanism

    Tomorrow (7 November), the Security Council is expected to be briefed on the final report of the Joint Investigative Mechanism (JIM) of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) and the UN by the Head of the JIM,...

    posted on MON 6 NOV 2017
  2. Insights

    Syria: Draft Resolution Imposing Sanctions Regarding the Use and Production of Chemical Weapons

    Early next week, the Security Council is scheduled to vote on a draft resolution establishing a sanctions regime, a committee and a panel of experts to ensure accountability for the use and production of chemical weapons in Syria. The draft...

    posted on SAT 25 FEB 2017
  3. Insights

    Syria: Consultations on the Upcoming Geneva Talks

    Tomorrow (31 January), Council members will be briefed by Special Envoy Staffan de Mistura in consultations on the UN’s next steps towards the goal of reaching a political settlement on Syria. The intra-Syrian Geneva talks had originally been scheduled for...

    posted on MON 30 JAN 2017
  4. Insights

    Wrap-Up Session on the Council’s Work in May

    Tomorrow morning (31 May), the Security Council will hold a public wrap-up session for the month of May. Egypt, Council president in May, has circulated a concept note describing the objectives of the meeting and suggesting issues that members may...

    posted on MON 30 MAY 2016
  5. Insights

    Syria: Briefings on the Humanitarian and Political Tracks

    Tomorrow morning (30 October), Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Kyung-wha Kang will brief the Security Council on humanitarian access in Syria pursuant to resolutions 2139 and 2165 and will present a report for the period 18 September to 17 October...

    posted on WED 29 OCT 2014
  6. Insights

    Ministerial Debate and Draft Presidential Statement on Iraq and the International Response to ISIS

    Tomorrow afternoon (19 September), US Secretary of State John Kerry will preside over a ministerial debate on Iraq. The debate is an initiative of the US, Council president for September, to demonstrate support for the new Iraqi government as well...

    posted on THU 18 SEP 2014
  7. Insights

    Consultations on the Golan Heights

    This morning (26 March), Council members will receive a briefing in consultations from Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Hervé Ladsous on the most recent report of the Secretary-General on the UN Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) in the Golan Heights. Ladsous is...

    posted on TUE 26 MAR 2013
  8. Insights

    Syria Briefing on the Humanitarian Situation

    Tomorrow (27 February) Council members expect to receive a briefing in consultations from Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Valerie Amos, on the humanitarian situation in Syria. Amos is likely to reiterate her appeal for Council action to...

    posted on TUE 26 FEB 2013
  9. Insights

    Syria Consultations Ahead of Mission Mandate Expiry

    Tomorrow morning (16 August), in consultations, Council members will hear from Assistant Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Edmond Mulet on the situation in Syria. Mulet is likely to focus on an assessment of the security situation and the implications for the mandate...

    posted on WED 15 AUG 2012
  10. Insights

    Syria Draft Presidential Statement

    Following a briefing by Joint Special Envoy Kofi Annan during consultations on Monday (2 April), Council members have been working on a draft presidential statement on Syria and may meet either later today (4 April) or tomorrow morning to adopt...

    posted on WED 4 APR 2012
  11. Insights

    Syria Press Statement

    This morning (1 March), Council members are still working on a press statement on the failure of the Syrian government to authorise, in a timely manner, access for Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Valerie Amos, to assess...

    posted on THU 1 MAR 2012