Insights: Syria

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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
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    Syria: Briefing on the Implementation of Resolution 2401 and Arria-Formula Meeting

    On Monday (12 March), the Security Council is expected to receive a briefing from Secretary-General António Guterres on the implementation of resolution 2401, as called for by this resolution within fifteen days of its adoption. Later that day, Council members...

    posted on FRI 9 MAR 2018
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    Syria: Briefing on the Humanitarian Situation after Demand to Cease Hostilities

    Tomorrow (28 February), the Security Council is expected to receive a briefing from Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Mark Lowcock on the humanitarian situation in Syria. This is the third time he will address Council members on this issue in February,...

    posted on TUE 27 FEB 2018
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    Syria: Possible Vote on Humanitarian Draft Resolution and Meeting on Eastern Ghouta

    This afternoon, Kuwait and Sweden have put a draft resolution into blue that would establish a month-long cessation of hostilities in Syria. Two rounds of negotiations were held on the draft, as well as intense bilateral negotiations between the penholders...

    posted on WED 21 FEB 2018
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    Syria: Briefing after Vienna and Sochi Meetings

    Tomorrow (14 February), the Security Council is expected to receive a briefing by the Special Envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura. At the meeting, which will be followed by consultations, de Mistura is expected to brief Council members on the...

    posted on TUE 13 FEB 2018
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    Syria: Humanitarian Update Under “Any Other Business”

    Tomorrow (8 February), Council members will receive a briefing from Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Mark Lowcock on the humanitarian situation in Syria at the request of Kuwait and Sweden, the humanitarian penholders. The request was made following yesterday’s statement by...

    posted on WED 7 FEB 2018
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    Syria: Briefing on the Humanitarian Situation

    Tomorrow (30 January), Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Ursula Mueller is expected to brief the Council on the humanitarian situation in Syria. The briefing will be followed by consultations. Mueller is expected to provide further information on the five areas...

    posted on MON 29 JAN 2018
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    Syria: Resolution on Cross-border Humanitarian Access and Political and Humanitarian Briefings*

    Tomorrow (19 December), the Security Council is expected to vote on a draft resolution prepared by Egypt, Japan and Sweden renewing the authorisation for cross-border and cross-line humanitarian access to Syria. There were two rounds of negotiations with all Council...

    posted on MON 18 DEC 2017
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    Syria Humanitarian Briefing

    Tomorrow (29 November), Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Mark Lowcock is expected to brief the Council on the humanitarian situation in Syria. The briefing will be followed by consultations. The briefing takes place in the midst of significant Council activity on...

    posted on TUE 28 NOV 2017
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    Syria: Vote on Two Draft Resolutions on the Joint Investigative Mechanism Renewal

    Later today (16 November), the Security Council is expected to vote on two draft resolutions each of which would renew the mandate of the Joint Investigative Mechanism (JIM) of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) and the...

    posted on THU 16 NOV 2017
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    Vote on the Syria Joint Investigative Mechanism*

    Tomorrow (24 October), the Security Council is scheduled to vote on a draft resolution that would renew the Joint Investigative Mechanism (JIM) of the UN and the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) for an additional year. The...

    posted on MON 23 OCT 2017