Syria

  • Tomorrow afternoon (15 August), the Security Council is set to adopt a resolution listing six individuals affiliated with the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and Al-Nusra Front on the Al-Qaida sanctions regime in an attempt to cut…

  • August 2014

    Syria

    MONTHLY FORECAST

    Sigrid Kaag, Special Coordinator of the OPCW-UN Joint Mission, will brief Council members on the chemical weapons track. Later in the month, Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Kyung-wha Kang will brief on progress made in delivering aid across borders and conflict lines following the adoption of resolution 2165.

  • Tomorrow morning (30 July), Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Valerie Amos will brief Council members for the first time since the 14 July adoption of resolution 2165 on cross-border humanitarian access in Syria. Many Council members are likely to highlight the…

  • A draft presidential statement on illicit oil trade as a source of revenue for terrorists in Iraq and Syria is currently under silence until Monday morning (28 July). Russia and the US have been in bilateral negotiations on the draft…

  • Tomorrow (25 July), Security Council members are set to meet with Paulo Sérgio Pinheiro and Karen AbuZayd of the Human Rights Council’s Commission of Inquiry on Syria in a closed Arria-formula format session arranged by the UK. It seems the…

  • 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…