Insights: Syria

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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
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    Syria: Discussions on the Political and Humanitarian Situations

    Tomorrow (27 September), Council members will be briefed by the Special Envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura, and the newly appointed Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, Mark Lowcock. The meeting will be followed by consultations. De Mistura is expected to brief...

    posted on TUE 26 SEP 2017
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    Ministerial Meeting on the Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction

    Today (21 September), the Security Council will hold a ministerial-level briefing on the threat posed by the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMDs) and their delivery systems. Izumi Nakamitsu, High Representative for Disarmament Affairs, is expected to brief. The...

    posted on THU 21 SEP 2017
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    Syria Humanitarian Briefing

    Tomorrow (27 July), Ursula Mueller, the Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, will brief the Council on the humanitarian situation in Syria via video teleconference from Jordan. Mueller is expected to highlight the continuing difficulties in addressing humanitarian challenges in Syria,...

    posted on WED 26 JUL 2017
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    Syria: Consultations on the Seventh Round of the Geneva Talks

    Tomorrow (14 July), Council members expect a briefing in consultations from Special Envoy Staffan de Mistura via video-teleconference on the seventh round of the intra-Syrian talks (10-14 July) in Geneva. The Special Envoy will also most likely provide an assessment...

    posted on THU 13 JUL 2017
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    Syria: Consultations on the Sixth Round of the Geneva Talks

    On Monday (22 May), Council members are expected to be briefed by Special Envoy Staffan de Mistura via video-teleconference on the sixth round of the intra-Syrian talks held 16-19 May in Geneva. Council members will be interested in hearing de...

    posted on FRI 19 MAY 2017