Insights: Syria

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    Syria: Humanitarian Briefing via VTC

    Tomorrow (29 July), Security Council members are scheduled to hold an open videoconference (VTC) meeting, followed by a closed VTC session, on Syria. Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Mark Lowcock is expected to brief on the humanitarian situation. The Council will...

    posted on TUE 28 JUL 2020
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    Syria: Briefing on Political Developments

    Tomorrow (23 July), Security Council members will convene for an open videoconference (VTC) meeting, followed by a closed VTC session, on Syria. Special Envoy Geir O. Pedersen is expected to update members on political, socio-economic and security developments. The Council...

    posted on WED 22 JUL 2020
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    Syria: Vote on Fifth Draft Resolution on Cross-Border Humanitarian Access*

    Today (11 July), the Security Council will again vote on a draft resolution circulated by the humanitarian co-penholders (Germany and Belgium) authorising cross-border and cross-line humanitarian access in Syria. The announcement of the results on the draft resolution, which will...

    posted on SAT 11 JUL 2020
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    Syria: Vote on Third Draft Resolution on Cross-Border Humanitarian Access

    Today (10 July) the Security Council will announce the results of a vote on a draft resolution authorising cross-border and cross-line humanitarian access in Syria. The draft resolution in blue, which was circulated yesterday at 1300 hours by the humanitarian...

    posted on FRI 10 JUL 2020
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    Syria: Vote on Second Draft Resolution on Cross-Border Humanitarian Access

    This evening (8 July) the Security Council will announce the results of a vote on a draft resolution authorising cross-border and cross-line humanitarian access in Syria. The draft resolution in blue, which was circulated yesterday by the Russian Federation, is...

    posted on WED 8 JUL 2020
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    Syria: Vote on Cross Border Humanitarian Access Draft Resolution

    This afternoon (7 July) the Security Council will announce the results of a vote on a draft resolution authorising cross-border and cross-line humanitarian access in Syria. Under an agreement reached on 27 March, due to the COVID-19 pandemic Council members...

    posted on TUE 7 JUL 2020
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    Syria: Humanitarian Briefing via VTC

    On Monday (29 June), Security Council members will convene an open videoconferencing (VTC) meeting, followed by a closed VTC session, on the humanitarian situation in Syria. Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Mark Lowcock is scheduled to brief. Susannah Sirkin, a civil...

    posted on SAT 27 JUN 2020
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    Syria: Political Informal Meeting via Videoconferencing

    Tomorrow (16 June), Security Council members will convene an open videoconferencing (VTC) meeting, followed by a closed VTC session, on the political situation in Syria. Special Envoy Geir O. Pedersen is expected to brief on the political situation. Noura Ghazi,...

    posted on MON 15 JUN 2020
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    Syria: Political and Humanitarian Informal Meetings via Videoconferencing

    On Monday (18 May) and Tuesday (19 May), Security Council members will convene two separate open videoconferencing (VTC) meetings, followed by closed VTC sessions, on the political and humanitarian situation in Syria, respectively. Special Envoy Geir O. Pedersen is expected...

    posted on SAT 16 MAY 2020
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    Syria: Informal Interactive Dialogue on Chemical Weapons

    Tomorrow (12 May), Security Council members are expected to hold an Informal Interactive Dialogue (IID) on chemical weapons in Syria with Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) Director-General Fernando Arias, Coordinator of the OPCW’s Investigation and Identification Team...

    posted on MON 11 MAY 2020
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    Syria: Political and Humanitarian Informal Meetings via Videoconferencing

    Tomorrow (29 April), Security Council members will convene two separate videoconferencing meetings on the Syria political and humanitarian situations, respectively. Special Envoy Geir O. Pedersen is expected to brief on the political situation in the morning, while Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian...

    posted on TUE 28 APR 2020
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    Syria: Closed VTC Meeting on Chemical Weapons

    Tomorrow (15 April), Security Council members will hold a closed VTC meeting with the High Representative for Disarmament Affairs, Izumi Nakamitsu, on the use of chemical weapons in Syria. While this is the monthly meeting on the implementation of resolution...

    posted on TUE 14 APR 2020
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    Syria: Joint Political and Humanitarian Informal Meeting via Videoconferencing

    On Monday morning (30 March), Security Council members will convene an informal videoconference meeting on the political and humanitarian situations in Syria. Special Envoy Geir O. Pedersen and Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Mark Lowcock are expected to brief. This is...

    posted on SAT 28 MAR 2020
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    Syria: Briefing on Idlib

    This afternoon (28 February), the Security Council is planning to hold an emergency meeting on the situation in Idlib. It seems that an official from the UN Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs, most likely Under-Secretary-General Rosemary DiCarlo, will provide...

    posted on FRI 28 FEB 2020
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    Syria Humanitarian Briefing

    Tomorrow (27 February) Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Ursula Mueller is expected to brief the Security Council on the humanitarian situation in Syria. Henrietta Fore, the Executive Director of UNICEF, is also expected to brief. While the discussion is expected...

    posted on WED 26 FEB 2020