Secretary-General Voices Deep Concern Over Renewed Violence In Douma, Syria, Stressing That Chemical Weapons Use, If Confirmed, Requires Investigation

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

Statement Of The Secretary-General On Syria

10 April 2018 I am outraged by the continued reports of use of chemical weapons in the Syrian Arab Republic. I reiterate my strong condemnation of the use of chemical weapons against the civilian population. Any confirmed use of chemical we...Read More

Secretary-General Outraged By Continued Reports Of Chemical Weapons Use in Syria

The following statement by UN Secretary-General António Guterres was issued today:

Following Three Draft Texts On Chemical Weapons Attack In Syria, Security Council Fails To Agree Upon Independent Investigative Mechanism

The Security Council, voting today on three separate draft resolutions in response to recent allegations of a chemical weapons attack in the Syrian town of Douma, failed to rally the votes needed to launch an “independent mechanism of inves...Read More

WHO Concerned About Suspected Chemical Attacks In Syria

WHO is deeply alarmed by reports of the suspected use of toxic chemicals in Douma city, East Ghouta. According to reports from Health Cluster partners, during the shelling of Douma on Saturday, an estimated 500 patients presented to health ...Read More

Secretary-General Expresses Regret Over Security Council Failure To Reach Agreement On Reported Chemical Weapons Use In Syria

The following statement by UN Secretary-General António Guterres was issued today:

Secretary-General Warns Security Council To Swiftly Unite On Syrian Conflict, Preventing Dangerous Developments From Worsening

The current state of chaos in the Middle East, including the conflict in Syria, had become a threat to international peace and security, Secretary-General António Guterres told the Security Council this morning, appealing to the 15‑member b...Read More

Security Council On Syria

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

Following Air Strikes In Syria, Secretary-General Calls On Member States To Act Consistently With Charter, Avoid Escalating Situation

The following statement by UN Secretary-General António Guterres was issued today:

Addressing Security Council On Air Strikes Against Syria, Secretary-General Reminds Members Of Responsibility For Maintaining Peace

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ briefing to the Security Council on Syria, in New York today:

Procedural Vote Blocks Holding Of Security Council Meeting On Human Rights Situation In Syria, Briefing By High Commissioner

The Security Council today failed to hold a public meeting on the human rights situation in Syria — which would have featured a briefing by the High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein — following a procedural vote on the m...Read More

Briefing To The Security Council By M. Staffan De Mistura, Special Envoy Of The Secretary-General On Syria

19 March 2018 Mr President and Dear Karel, 1. I am joining you by VTC from Brussels because I had very minor eye surgery on my right eye which had been affected in many missions in Iraq, Afghanistan, Somalia, Sudan, and it was useful to do ...Read More

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