Insights: Syria

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    Syria Chemical Weapons: Private Meeting with the OPCW Director-General

    Tomorrow (5 November), the Security Council will be briefed in a private meeting by the Director-General of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), Fernando Arias, on the use of chemical weapons in Syria. Holding this session as...

    posted on MON 4 NOV 2019
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    Syria Briefing and Consultations

    This afternoon (24 October), Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Ursula Mueller will provide the scheduled monthly briefing on the humanitarian situation in Syria.  Assistant Secretary-General for the Middle East, Asia and the Pacific Mohamed Khaled Khiari is expected to brief...

    posted on THU 24 OCT 2019
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    Syria: Briefing on Developments in the North-East*

    Today (16 October) Security Council members are expected to discuss the situation in Syria under “any other business”, following consultations on the UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO). The Council’s EU members—Belgium, France, Germany, Poland, and the...

    posted on WED 16 OCT 2019
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    Syria Briefing under “Any Other Business”

    Tomorrow morning (10 October), Security Council members are expected to discuss the situation in Syria under “any other business”, following Turkey’s military offensive in north-eastern Syria, which began earlier today. The European members of the Council—Belgium, France, Germany, Poland, and...

    posted on WED 9 OCT 2019
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    Council to Adopt Presidential Statement on the Syrian Constitutional Committee

    Today (8 October) the Security Council is expected to adopt a short presidential statement welcoming the Secretary-General’s 23 September announcement of the agreement of the Syrian government and the Syrian Negotiations Commission for “a credible, balanced, and inclusive Constitutional Committee”...

    posted on TUE 8 OCT 2019
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    Syria Political Briefing

    On Monday (30 September), Special Envoy for Syria Geir O. Pedersen will brief the Security Council on the political situation in Syria. While members are expected to make statements in the open chamber following Pedersen’s briefing, closed consultations are scheduled...

    posted on FRI 27 SEP 2019
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    Syria: Draft Resolutions and Briefing on the Humanitarian Situation*

    Tomorrow morning (19 September), Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Ursula Mueller is expected to brief Council members during the monthly meeting on the humanitarian situation in Syria. Members are expected to make statements following the briefing. After the meeting, the...

    posted on WED 18 SEP 2019
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    Syria: Humanitarian and Political Briefing

    Tomorrow (29 August), the Council will receive briefings on the humanitarian situation in Syria from Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Mark Lowcock and on the political process from Special Envoy for Syria Geir O. Pedersen. The meeting is expected to focus...

    posted on WED 28 AUG 2019
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    Syria: Briefing on Detainees, Abductees and Missing Persons

    Tomorrow (7 August), the Security Council is expected to hold a meeting on the situation of detainees, abductees and missing persons in Syria. The Council will be briefed by Rosemary DiCarlo, the Under-Secretary-General for Political and Peacebuilding Affairs; Hala Al...

    posted on TUE 6 AUG 2019
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    Humanitarian Briefing on Syria

    Tomorrow (30 July), the Council is expecting a briefing by the Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, Mark Lowcock, on the situation in Syria. The meeting is likely to focus particularly on the escalation of hostilities in north-western Syria. The UK has...

    posted on MON 29 JUL 2019
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    Syria: Consultations on the Humanitarian Situation in Idlib

    Tomorrow (10 May), at the request of the humanitarian penholders on Syria (Belgium, Germany and Kuwait), Security Council members will discuss the humanitarian impact of the recent escalation of hostilities in Idlib in consultations. OCHA’s Director of Operations and Advocacy,...

    posted on THU 9 MAY 2019
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    Syria: First Political Briefing by Pedersen

    Tomorrow (28 February), Special Envoy Geir O. Pedersen, who assumed his position on 7 January, will provide his first briefing to the Security Council on the political situation in Syria. The meeting takes place two weeks before the eighth anniversary...

    posted on WED 27 FEB 2019
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    Syria: Resolution on Cross-border Humanitarian Access and Humanitarian Briefing

    Later today (13 December), the Security Council is expected to vote on a draft resolution prepared by Sweden and Kuwait renewing the authorisation for cross-border and cross-line humanitarian access to Syria. There were two rounds of negotiations with all Council...

    posted on THU 13 DEC 2018
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    Syria: Briefing by the Special Envoy on Efforts to Establish a Constitutional Committee

    Tomorrow (26 October), at the request of France, the UK and the US, UN Special Envoy Staffan de Mistura will brief the Council via video-teleconference on his efforts to facilitate the establishment of a constitutional committee for Syria. At his...

    posted on THU 25 OCT 2018
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    Syria: Briefing on the Humanitarian Situation and Political Developments

    Tomorrow (18 September), the Security Council is expected to hold a meeting on the humanitarian situation and political developments in Syria. Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Mark Lowcock and Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura will brief the Council. The...

    posted on MON 17 SEP 2018