Statement Of The Independent International Commission Of Inquiry On Syria Regarding The Announcement Of The Resignation Of Ms. Carla Del Ponte

6 August 2017 6 August 2017 – In mid-June, Ms. Carla Del Ponte informed her colleagues, Mr. Paulo Pinheiro and Ms. Karen AbuZayd, of her intention to resign from the Independent International Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republi...Read More

Independent International Commission Of Inquiry On The Syrian Arab Republic

Commission of Inquiry on Syria calls for justice on the occasion of the third anniversary of ISIL’s attack on the Yazidis 3 August 2017 (Issued as received) – GENEVA, 3 August 2017 – Three years after the ISIL attack on the Yazidis, the Com...Read More

Syria Situation Remains ‘Extremely Difficult’ For Civilians, Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator Tells Security Council

Despite declining violence in some parts of Syria in recent months, the country’s humanitarian and protection situation remained extremely difficult for civilians, Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator Ursula Mueller told the Security Council...Read More

Statement Of UNODC Executive Director, Yury Fedotov, On World Day Against Trafficking In Persons

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR STATEMENT 30 July 2017 Today is the World Day Against Trafficking in Persons. UNODC’s theme is “Let’s act now to protect and assist trafficking victims”. This is especially important because of the links between conflict ...Read More

Secretary-General Welcomes De-escalation Zone, Ceasefire Arrangements in Syria, Urges Preservation of Asylum, Refugee-Protection Rights for All Citizens

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

Press conference by the Office of the UN Special Envoy for Syria

[Press conference by Mr. Staffan de Mistura, United Nations Special Envoy for Syria T…


GENEVA (20 April 2017) – The United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child has called for accountability for the reprehensible acts being committed against children in Syria. “Yet again, children are bearing the brunt of horrific atta...Read More

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