Syria

  • 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…

  • Tomorrow morning (8 April), High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay will brief Security Council members on the situations in the Central African Republic (CAR), Libya, Mali, South Sudan and Syria. Pillay last briefed the Council during a 12 February…

  • 2 APRIL 2014

    Briefing on Syria Chemical Weapons

    WHAT'S IN BLUE

    Tomorrow (3 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, via video-teleconference in consultations, on the sixth monthly report on the implementation…

  • April 2014

    Syria

    MONTHLY FORECAST

    Sigrid Kaag, Special Coordinator of the OPCW-UN Joint Mission, will brief on the implementation of resolution 2118 regarding the destruction of Syria’s chemical weapons. Later in the month, it is expected that OCHA head Valerie Amos will brief on the second monthly report on the implementation of resolution 2139 on humanitarian access.

  • Tomorrow morning (28 March), 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 first report (S/2014/208) since the adoption of resolution 2139 on humanitarian…

  • Tomorrow morning (13 March), UN-Arab League Joint Special Representative Lakhdar Brahimi will brief Council members in consultations on the two rounds of Geneva II peace talks that were held in January and February and on whether a third round of…

  • 4 MARCH 2014

    Syria Chemical Weapons Briefing

    WHAT'S IN BLUE

    Tomorrow (5 March), Sigrid Kaag, the Special Coordinator of the Joint Mission of the UN and the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), will brief Council members in consultations on the fifth monthly report (S/2014/133) on the implementation…

  • March 2014

    Syria

    MONTHLY FORECAST

    In March there will be briefings on the chemical weapons track by Special Coordinator Sigrid Kaag; on Geneva II peace talks by Joint Special Representative Lakhdar Brahimi; and on the implementation of resolution 2139 on humanitarian access by OCHA head Valerie Amos.

     

  • Yesterday evening (19 February), following an intense two weeks of Council negotiations led by Australia, Jordan and Luxembourg with both the P5 and the full Council membership, the penholders put the draft resolution on humanitarian access in Syria in blue…

  • A draft resolution on humanitarian access in Syria was circulated to Council members this morning (11 February) by Australia and Luxembourg — the leads on the Syria humanitarian track — and Jordan, as the voice of the Arab Group on…

  • 5 FEBRUARY 2014

    Syria Chemical Weapons Briefing

    WHAT'S IN BLUE

    Tomorrow (6 February), Sigrid Kaag, the Special Coordinator of the Joint Mission of the UN and the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), will brief Council members in consultations on the fourth monthly report (S/2014/52) on the implementation…

  • February 2014

    Syria

    MONTHLY FORECAST

    In February, Council members will be briefed by OCHA head Valerie Amos on humanitarian access in Syria. There will also be a briefing in consultations on the implementation of resolution 2118, regarding the destruction of Syria’s chemical weapons, by Sigrid Kaag, Special Coordinator of the OPCW-UN Joint Mission. Council members will also be closely following the Geneva II peace talks, developments there will likely inform any Council activity on Syria.

  • On Friday morning (17 January), Security Council members are set to hold a closed Arria formula meeting, organised by Luxembourg and the UK, focusing on women’s participation in resolving the Syrian conflict. The panelists will be representatives of the Syrian…

  • Last night (7 January), the UK circulated a draft press statement on Syrian government airstrikes against Aleppo which began on 15 December 2013. The draft is under silence until 4:00 this afternoon….