Syria

Brief Ceasefire In Duma Only Piece Of Good News For Syria, Special Envoy Tells Security Council, Noting Increased Violence Across Country

The top United Nations official in Syria briefed the Security Council today on the implementation of its recent resolution demanding a ceasefire in that country, noting that, while progress had been made in Duma, more remained to be done to...Read More

Reality On Ground Across Syria Demands Immediate Action To Protect Civilians, Alleviate Suffering, Says Secretary-General

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

HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL HOLDS HIGH-LEVEL PANEL DISCUSSION ON VIOLATIONS OF THE HUMAN RIGHTS OF CHILDREN IN SYRIA

13 March 2018 The Human Rights Council this morning held a high-level panel discussion on violations of the human rights of children in Syria. Vojislav Šuc, President of the Human Rights Council, reminded that the Council in its resolution ...Read More

International Community Cannot Give Up On Syria, Secretary-General Tells Security Council, Stressing Implemention Of Resolution 2401 Still Possible

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks to the Security Council on the implementation of Security Council resolution 2401 (2018), today:

Briefing Security Council On Syria Ceasefire Resolution, Secretary-General Says Humanitarian Convoys Remain Unable To Safely Enter Eastern Ghouta

Despite the demands of the Security Council’s resolution for a ceasefire in Syria, humanitarian convoys had not been able to enter eastern Ghouta without impediment, members heard today as the Secretary‑General provided an update on the sit...Read More

HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL HEARS PRESENTATION OF HIGH COMMISSIONER ZEID’S ANNUAL REPORT AND ORAL UPDATE

7 March 2018 The Human Rights Council this morning heard the presentation of the annual report and oral update of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein. The High Commissioner highlighted numerous human...Read More

HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL REQUESTS INTERNATIONAL COMMISSION OF INQUIRY ON SYRIA TO URGENTLY CONDUCT INQURY INTO THE RECENT EVENTS IN EASTERN GHOUTA

5 March 2018 The Human Rights Council this morning concluded its urgent debate on the situation in Eastern Ghouta by adopting a resolution in which it requested the Independent International Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic...Read More

HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL DECIDES TO HOLD URGENT DEBATE ON SYRIA’S EASTERN GHOUTA

2 March 2018 The Human Rights Council this morning decided to hold an urgent debate on the situation in Syria’s Eastern Ghouta at 3 p.m. today by a vote of 25 in favour, 4 against, with 8 abstentions. Opening the meeting, Vojislav Šuc, Pres...Read More

Political, Humanitarian Chiefs Demand Urgent Aid Access, Civilian Protection In Syria, Decrying Chlorine Gas Attack Claims Days After Cessation Of Hostilities

Despite the Security Council’s united call just days ago for a ceasefire in Syria, deadly fighting continued, throwing the body’s credibility into question, members heard today as United Nations political and humanitarian chiefs provided up...Read More

Secretary-General Welcomes Security Council Resolution On Cessation Of Hostilities Throughout Syria

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

CONFERENCE ON DISARMAMENT OPENS HIGH-LEVEL SEGMENT

Hears Address by the President of the United Nations General Assembly 26 February 2018 The Conference on Disarmament opened its High-Level Segment this morning, hearing statements by the Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, the ...Read More

REMARKS TO HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL BY THE SECRETARY-GENERAL

Geneva, 26 February 2018 26 February 2018 Excellencies, As this is the first time I have the opportunity to address a UN body after the Security Council resolution of last Saturday on Syria, allow me please to say a few words in that regard...Read More