Insights: Syria

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    Arria-formula Meeting on Syria Chemical Weapons

    Today (20 January), Russia will hold an open Arria-formula meeting titled “Implementation of Security Council Resolution 2118: OPCW Fact Finding Mission (FFM) Report on Douma”. It is rare for Russia to organise an Arria-formula meeting. Since the start of the...

    posted on MON 20 JAN 2020
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    Syria: Vote on Competing Humanitarian Draft Resolutions*

    This afternoon (10 January) the Security Council will vote on two draft resolutions authorising cross-border and cross-line humanitarian access in Syria: the first produced by Belgium and Germany (the humanitarian co-penholders) and the second by Russia. There has also been...

    posted on FRI 10 JAN 2020
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    Syria: Consultations on Developments in Idlib

    Tomorrow (3 January) Council members are expected to hold consultations on the situation in Idlib. France and the UK requested the meeting in light of the recent escalation of hostilities on the ground in north-west Syria. Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs...

    posted on THU 2 JAN 2020
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    Syria Political Briefing

    Tomorrow (19 December) Special Envoy Geir O. Pedersen is expected to brief the Security Council on political developments related to Syria. Consultations are scheduled to follow. The work of the Constitutional Committee is expected to be addressed in the meeting....

    posted on THU 19 DEC 2019
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    Syria Briefing and Competing Humanitarian Draft Resolutions

    This morning (19 December), Assistant Secretary-General Ursula Mueller is expected to provide the monthly briefing on the humanitarian situation in Syria, which will be followed by consultations. This afternoon, the Council is expected to vote on competing draft resolutions authorising...

    posted on THU 19 DEC 2019
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    Syria Political Briefing

    Tomorrow (22 November), Special Envoy Geir O. Pedersen will brief on the political track in Syria. Sabah al-Hallak, a Syrian women’s rights activist, is also expected to brief. Members are expected to make statements following the briefings. Consultations are currently...

    posted on THU 21 NOV 2019
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    Syria Humanitarian Briefing

    Tomorrow (14 November), the Security Council will hold its monthly meeting on the humanitarian situation in Syria. Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Mark Lowcock is expected to brief the Council in the open chamber, while closed consultations are expected to follow....

    posted on WED 13 NOV 2019
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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