Syria

  • On Friday (11 July), the penholders on the humanitarian track on Syria—Australia, Jordan and Luxembourg—put a draft resolution on cross-border and cross-line humanitarian access in Syria in blue for a vote at 12 noon on Monday (14 July). The draft…

  • Monday (7 July), Sigrid Kaag, the Special Coordinator of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW)-UN Joint Mission, will brief Council members in consultations via video-teleconference. She will present the ninth monthly report (S/2014/444) on the implementation of…

  • July 2014

    Syria

    MONTHLY FORECAST

    Early in the month Sigrid Kaag, Special Coordinator of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW)-UN Joint Mission, will brief Council members on the implementation of resolution 2118 regarding the destruction of Syria’s chemical weapons. Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Valerie Amos will brief Council members on humanitarian access later in the month. Council members are also tentatively planning to hold an Arria-formula meeting with the Human Rights Council’s Commission of Inquiry on Syria, which has collated testimonies that indicate a massive number of war crimes and crimes against humanity. 

  • Tomorrow morning (26 June), Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Valerie Amos will brief the Council on the fourth report since the adoption of resolution 2139 on humanitarian access in Syria (S/2014/427). The briefing will be followed by consultations. Besides updating Council…

  • Tomorrow (4 June), Sigrid Kaag, the Special Coordinator of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW)-UN Joint Mission, will brief Council members in consultations. She will present the eighth monthly report on the implementation of resolution 2118, which…

  • June 2014

    Syria

    MONTHLY FORECAST

    Sigrid Kaag, Special Coordinator of the OPCW-UN Joint Mission, will brief Council members on the the destruction of Syria’s chemical weapons. This will be a sensitive briefing given the Secretary-General has reported that the 30 June final deadline for complete removal and destruction of the arsenal will not be met. Later in the month, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Valerie Amos will brief Council members on humanitarian access. 

  • Tomorrow morning (29 May), Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Kyung-wha Kang will brief Council members in consultations on the third report since the adoption of resolution 2139 on humanitarian access in Syria (S/2014/365)….

  • 15 MAY 2014

    Syria: Vote on ICC Referral

    WHAT'S IN BLUE

    It seems France is ready to put a draft resolution referring the situation in Syria to the International Criminal Court (ICC) in blue quite soon. At press time, some Council members appear to be looking at the possibility of a…

  • Tomorrow afternoon (13 May), UN-Arab League Joint Special Representative for Syria Lakhdar Brahimi will brief Security Council members in consultations on his activities since his last briefing on 13 March. That briefing took place shortly after the second round of…

  • Tomorrow (8 May), Special Coordinator of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW)-UN Joint Mission Sigrid Kaag will brief Council members in consultations. She will present the seventh monthly report on the implementation of resolution 2118, which required…

  • May 2014

    Syria

    MONTHLY FORECAST

    In May, Sigrid Kaag, Special Coordinator of the OPCW-UN Joint Mission, will brief Council members on the chemical weapons track. Separately, OCHA will brief on humanitarian access and Special Representative Lakhdar Brahimi will brief on the political track.

  • Tomorrow morning (30 April), Emergency Relief Coordinator and head of the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) Valerie Amos will brief Council members in consultations on the second report since the adoption of resolution 2139 on humanitarian access…

  • 22 APRIL 2014

    Syria Chemical Weapons Consultations

    WHAT'S IN BLUE

    Tomorrow (23 April), Special Coordinator of the Joint Mission of the UN and the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) Sigrid Kaag will brief Council members in consultations via video teleconference on the implementation of resolution 2118, which…

  • 17 APRIL 2014

    Briefing on Homs, Syria

    WHAT'S IN BLUE

    Later today, Council members are set to be briefed by Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Valerie Amos and Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs Oscar Fernández-Taranco in consultations on the situation in Homs. It seems that France requested the briefing, expected to…

  • Tomorrow morning (15 April), Council members will convene for an “Arria-formula” meeting organised by France with a focus on detention of Syrians by the Syrian regime, human right violations committed during detention in Syria and justice for crimes committed in…