Statement Of The Sixteenth IHR Emergency Committee Regarding The International Spread Of Poliovirus

The sixteenth meeting of the Emergency Committee under the International Health Regulations (2005) (IHR) regarding the international spread of poliovirus was convened by the Director General on 7 February 2018 at WHO headquarters with membe...Read More

Security Council: Syria

Note:  A complete summary of today’s Security Council meeting will be made available after its conclusion.

Secretary-General Monitoring ‘Alarming’ Military Escalation In Syria, Urges All Parties To Diffuse Tensions, Move Swiftly Towards Political Solution

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary‑General António Guterres:

Announcements: 2018 Program of Advanced Studies on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law; Multinational Indicted for Crimes in Syria; 7th Annual Cambridge International Law Conference; CfP International Law and National Security; CfP Economic Constitutionalism; AHRI 2018

1. 2018 Program of Advanced Studies on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law. This annual Program, from May 29 – June 15 2018 offers 20 courses in English and Spanish lectured by over 40 scholars of relevance in the field of Human Rights and Hu...Read More

Amid New Reports Of Chemical Weapons Use In Syria, United Nations Top Disarmament Official Says International Community Obliged To Enact Meaningful Response

There was still work to be done before the international community could have shared confidence that the Government of Syria’s chemical weapons programme had been eliminated, the Security Council heard today, as it was briefed by the United...Read More

Press Conference OSE

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Essential Aid Deliveries Blocked For Millions Of Syrians In Besieged Areas, Deputy Relief Chief Tells Security Council, Calling For Resumed Access

The United Nations and its partners faced serious challenges in accessing 13.1 million people requiring assistance in Syria, the Deputy Relief Coordinator told the Security Council today, stressing that in the last month alone, “not one con...Read More

The Turkish Operation in Afrin (Syria) and the Silence of the Lambs

Operation Olive Branch On 20th January 2018, the Turkish military started to attack the Kurdish-populated region of Afrin in Syria (“Operation Olive Branch“). With its letter to the Security Council of 22nd January 2018, Turkey justified th...Read More

At Invitation Of Russian Federation, Secretary‑General Designates Representative To Attend Syrian National Dialogue Congress In Sochi

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary‑General António Guterres:  

Security Council Members Voice Concern Over Chemical Weapons Use In Syria, Call For Development of New Investigative Mechanism

Amid reports of a chemical weapons attack carried out in eastern Ghouta in Syria on 22 January, the Security Council met today to condemn the continued use of those weapons, and urged unity in order to look towards the creation of a new, de...Read More


18 January 2018 The Conference on Disarmament, the world’s single multilateral forum for disarmament negotiations, will hold the first public plenary of its 2018 session on Tuesday, 23 January at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. The sessio...Read More

Statement On Behalf Of The United Nations Special Envoy For Syria, Staffan De Mistura

17 January 2018 The United Nations Special Envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura, today sent separate invitations to the Syrian Government and the Syrian Negotiation Commission to a special meeting with the United Nations in the framework of ...Read More

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