Insights: Syria

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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
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    Syria: Briefing and Arria-Formula meeting on Idlib

    Tomorrow (7 September), the Security Council is scheduled to receive briefings on the political and humanitarian situation in the Syrian northern governorate of Idlib and adjacent areas close to the Turkish border. The Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Syria, Staffan de...

    posted on THU 6 SEP 2018
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    Syria: Briefing on Humanitarian Developments and the Situation of Children

    Tomorrow (27 July), the Security Council will receive a briefing on Syria from Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Mark Lowcock and Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict Virginia Gamba. The Swedish presidency conceived the idea of addressing...

    posted on THU 26 JUL 2018
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    Syria: Briefing and Consultations on political and humanitarian developments

    Tomorrow (27 June), the Security Council expects to be briefed on political and humanitarian developments in Syria. Special Envoy Staffan de Mistura will brief on political matters, while OCHA’s Director of Operations John Ging will brief on the humanitarian situation....

    posted on TUE 26 JUN 2018
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    Syria: Special Envoy Briefing and Consultations

    Tomorrow (16 May), the Security Council is expected to receive a briefing by Special Envoy Staffan de Mistura, followed by consultations. Last month, the alleged chemical weapons attack of 7 April on the city of Douma, in Eastern Ghouta, led...

    posted on TUE 15 MAY 2018
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    Syria: Briefing on the Humanitarian Situation

    Tomorrow (25 April), the Council will receive a briefing on Syria from Mark Lowcock, the Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs. Lowcock, who briefed the Council on 17 April, is expected to present the monthly report of the Secretary-General on the humanitarian...

    posted on TUE 24 APR 2018
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    Security Council’s Retreat with the Secretary-General

    The annual Security Council retreat with the Secretary-General will take place on 21 and 22 April. Unlike previous years, when members have generally met at the Greentree Estate on Long Island, this year they will meet in Backåkra, the private...

    posted on FRI 20 APR 2018
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    Syria: A Council Divided

    The Security Council’s engagement on Syria during the past week has represented one of the body’s most divisive periods in the post-Cold War era, triggered by an alleged chemical weapons attack on the city of Douma, in Eastern Ghouta, on...

    posted on TUE 17 APR 2018
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    Syria: Vote on Competing Drafts*

    This afternoon (10 April), the Security Council is expected to meet to vote on possibly three draft resolutions: two competing drafts (by the US and Russia) aimed at establishing a UN Independent Mechanism of Investigation (UNIMI) and a Russian draft...

    posted on TUE 10 APR 2018
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    Syria: Briefing on Alleged Chemical Weapons Attack in Douma

    This afternoon (9 April), the Security Council will hold a meeting to discuss the alleged chemical weapons attack in the city of Douma, in Eastern Ghouta on 7 April. Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura and the Deputy to...

    posted on MON 9 APR 2018
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    Syria: Briefing on the Humanitarian Situation

    Tomorrow (27 March), the Security Council is expected to receive a briefing on the humanitarian situation in Syria by Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Mark Lowcock (via VTC), followed by consultations. The meeting will be chaired by the Minister of Foreign...

    posted on MON 26 MAR 2018
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    Syria: Informal Interactive Dialogue on Chemical Weapons

    Tomorrow (20 March), at the initiative of the Netherlands, Council members are expected to hold an informal interactive dialogue on chemical weapons in Syria with the UN High Representative for Disarmament Affairs, Izumi Nakamitsu, and the Director-General of the Organisation...

    posted on MON 19 MAR 2018
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    Syria: Briefing by the High Commissioner for Human Rights*

    This afternoon (19 March), the High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, is expected to brief the Council on the human rights situation in Syria. The meeting was requested by France, with the support of the Netherlands, Peru,...

    posted on MON 19 MAR 2018
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    Syria: Briefing by Special Envoy

    Tomorrow (16 March), the Security Council is expected to receive a briefing by Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura (via VTC), followed by consultations. Council members are expected to be interested in the role of de Mistura’s team in...

    posted on THU 15 MAR 2018