Syria

  • The penholders on the humanitarian track on Syria—Australia, Jordan and Luxembourg—are expecting to put a draft resolution reauthorising the humanitarian access provisions of resolution 2165 in blue for a vote later this week. Australia and Luxembourg have led on the…

  • Tomorrow morning (3 December), Special Adviser Sigrid Kaag will provide her last briefing to Council members in consultations (on 1 December she was appointed as the Special Coordinator for Lebanon). She will present the fourteenth monthly report (S/2014/853) on the…

  • December 2014

    Syria

    MONTHLY FORECAST

    Special Adviser Sigrid Kaag and Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Valerie Amos are expected to provide separate briefings, respectively, on the destruction of chemical weapons and the humanitarian situation.

  • 24 NOVEMBER 2014

    Syria: Humanitarian Briefing

    WHAT'S IN BLUE

    Tomorrow afternoon (25 November), Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Valerie Amos will present to the Council the Secretary-General’s latest report which identifies the trends in humanitarian access in Syria since resolution 2165 was adopted on 14 July (S/2014/840). The public briefing…

  • November 2014

    Syria

    MONTHLY FORECAST

    Special Adviser Sigrid Kaag will brief on the destruction of Syria’s chemical weapons. Later in the month, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Valerie Amos will brief on the humanitarian situation in Syria.

  • Tomorrow morning (30 October), Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Kyung-wha Kang will brief the Security Council on humanitarian access in Syria pursuant to resolutions 2139 and 2165 and will present a report for the period 18 September to 17 October…

  • Tuesday (7 October), Sigrid Kaag, the former Special Coordinator of the recently concluded joint mission of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) and the UN, will brief Council members in consultations via video-teleconference. She will present the…

  • October 2014

    Syria

    MONTHLY FORECAST

    The US-led airstrikes against ISIS expanded from Iraq to targets in Syria on 22 September. It seems unlikely the Council will meet separately to consider these expanded airstrikes. However, the strikes will be at the front of Council members’ thinking during their regular Syria deliberations in October that include a briefing from Sigrid Kaag on the chemical weapons and from OCHA on the humanitarian track. Finally, Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura will likely brief Council members this month following a round of September meetings in Damascus and the region, as well as meetings in New York during leaders’ week of the 69th General Assembly.

  • 29 SEPTEMBER 2014

    Briefing on Humanitarian Access in Syria

    WHAT'S IN BLUE

    Tomorrow morning (30 September), Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Valerie Amos will brief the Security Council on humanitarian access in Syria pursuant to resolutions 2139 and 2165. Her public briefing will be followed by consultations….

  • September 2014

    Syria

    MONTHLY FORECAST

    Early in September, OPCW-UN Joint Mission Special Coordinator Sigrid Kaag will brief on the chemical weapons track and Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Valerie Amos will brief on the humanitarian situation later in the month.  There will also be a summit-level Council meeting on the threat posed by foreign terrorist fighters, where the activities of ISIS are expected to feature prominently.

  • 27 AUGUST 2014

    Briefing on Humanitarian Access in Syria

    WHAT'S IN BLUE

    Tomorrow morning (28 August), Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Kyung-wha Kang will brief the Security Council on humanitarian access in Syria pursuant to resolutions 2139 and 2165. Her public briefing will be followed by consultations. Council members will be interested…

  • 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…