Insights: Syria

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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
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    Syria Humanitarian Briefing

    Tomorrow (27 April), Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Stephen O’Brien will brief the Council on the humanitarian situation in Syria. Members are expected to make statements in the open chamber following the briefing, which takes place amidst ongoing fighting with continued...

    posted on WED 26 APR 2017
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    Arria-Formula Meeting with the Commission of Inquiry on Syria

    Tomorrow morning (21 April), Council members are expected to hold an Arria-formula meeting with the Commission of Inquiry (COI) on Syria, organised by France, the UK and the US. Paulo Pinheiro, chair of the COI, is expected to brief. The...

    posted on THU 20 APR 2017
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    Syria: New Draft Resolution on Chemical Weapons Attack and Political Briefing

    Tomorrow (12 April), Special Envoy Staffan de Mistura is expected to provide the Security Council with the monthly briefing on the political situation in Syria. This briefing takes place after a week of intense diplomatic activity on Syria among Council...

    posted on TUE 11 APR 2017
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    Security Council Meeting on US Airstrikes in Syria

    This morning, the Security Council is expected be briefed by Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman, on yesterday’s strikes by the US on the Shayrat airbase outside of Homs in Syria. Bolivia had asked for a briefing from the Secretariat...

    posted on FRI 7 APR 2017
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    Syria: Briefing and Vote on Draft Resolution on the Use of Chemical Weapons

    This morning (5 April), the Security Council is holding a briefing on the reports of alleged use of chemical weapons in Syria. France and the UK requested the meeting following the chemical weapons attack in the Khan Shaykhun area of...

    posted on WED 5 APR 2017
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    Briefing and Draft Resolution on Protection of Cultural Heritage in Armed Conflicts

    On Friday morning (24 March), the Security Council will hold a briefing and will vote on a draft resolution on the protection of cultural heritage in the event of armed conflicts. Briefings are expected from Irina Bokova, Director-General of the...

    posted on THU 23 MAR 2017
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    Syria: Consultations on the Geneva Talks

    Tomorrow afternoon, Council members will be briefed by Special Envoy Staffan de Mistura on the fourth round of the intra-Syrian talks held between 23 February and 3 March. Council members will be interested in hearing de Mistura’s assessment of the...

    posted on TUE 7 MAR 2017
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    Briefing and Consultations on the Syria Humanitarian Situation

    Tomorrow (26 January), OCHA head Stephen O’Brien; Amir Mahmoud Abdulla, the Deputy Executive Director of the World Food Programme; and Peter Salama, the Executive Director of the World Health Organisation’s Emergencies Programme will brief the Council on the efforts and...

    posted on WED 25 JAN 2017
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    Syria: Possible Vote on a Ceasefire Draft Resolution

    Tomorrow morning (31 December), Council members are expected to meet in consultations for the second time on a Russian draft resolution that endorses the ceasefire in Syria agreed between Russia and Turkey, after which a vote may be taken.The ceasefire...

    posted on FRI 30 DEC 2016
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    Syria: Vote on an Aleppo Draft Resolution

    Tomorrow morning (18 December), the Security Council will hold consultations to discuss the situation in Syria and is expected to vote on a draft resolution circulated by France on Friday. The draft demands that all parties provide the UN with...

    posted on SAT 17 DEC 2016