UN Documents for Syria

Selected Security Council Resolutions View All
15 August 2014 S/RES/2170 Condemned the recruitment by ISIS and al-Nusra of foreign fighters and listed six individuals affiliated with those groups under the 1267/1989 Al-Qaida sanctions regime.
14 July 2014 S/RES/2165 This resolution authorised cross-border and cross-line access for the UN and its partners to deliver humanitarian aid in Syria without state consent and established a monitoring mechanism for 180 days.
22 February 2014 S/RES/2139 This resolution demanded that all parties, in particular the Syrian authorities, allow humanitarian access in Syria across conflict lines, in besieged areas and across borders and expressed the intent to take further steps in the case of non-compliance.
Selected Security Council Presidential Statements View All
28 July 2014 S/PRST/2014/14 This presidential statement prohibited illicit oil trade as a source of revenue for terrorists in Iraq and Syria.
2 October 2013 S/PRST/2013/15 This statement was on humanitarian access in Syria and urged the government to take immediate steps to allow for expanded relief operations and lift bureaucratic obstacles.
26 September 2012 S/PRST/2012/20 Welcomed the intensifying cooperation between the UN and the Arab League, reiterated the Council’s commitment to comprehensive Arab-Israeli peace and welcomed the appointment of the Joint Special Representative for Syria.
Selected Secretary-General's Reports View All
25 August 2014 S/2014/622 This was the eleventh OPCW-UN Joint Mission monthly progress report regarding Syrian chemical weapons.
21 August 2014 S/2014/611 This was a report on the humanitarian situation in Syria pursuant to resolution 2139 and 2165.
25 July 2014 S/2014/533 This was the tenth OPCW-UN Joint Mission monthly progress report.
Selected Security Council Letters View All
18 June 2014 S/2014/426 This letter from Syria stated that the delivery of aid without consent constitutes an attack on their country.
19 May 2014 S/2014/361 This was a letter from Switzerland, on behalf of 58 member states, calling for all UN member states to co-sponsor the draft resolution referring Syria since to the ICC.
16 April 2014 S/2014/285 This letter from the opposition Syrian National Coalition urged an investigation into the alleged use of chemical agents on 11 April.
Selected Security Council Meeting Records View All
14 July 2014 S/PV.7216 The Council adopted resolution 2165 on cross-border and cross-line humanitarian access, including explanation of votes.
26 June 2014 S/PV.7212 This was a briefing by OCHA head Amos on humanitarian access in Syria.
22 May 2014 S/PV.7180 This was the meeting record of the veto by China and Russia of draft resolution S/2014/348 referring Syria to the ICC.
Selected Security Council Press Statements View All
22 August 2014 SC/11531 Condemned the beheading of journalist James Foley by ISIS.
28 November 2013 SC/11196 This press statement condemned the shelling of the Russian Embassy in Damascus.
7 June 2013 SC/11028 This press statement expressed grave concern over heavy fighting in Al-Qusayr and called for unhindered humanitarian access.
Selected General Assembly Documents View All
18 December 2013 A/RES/68/182 Condemned human rights violations in Syria and urged the Security Council to take measures to end violations there. The resolution was drafted by Saudi Arabia and was passed by 127 votes in favor, 13 against and 47 abstentions.
15 May 2013 A/RES/67/262 Strongly condemned the Syrian government’s indiscriminate violence against civilian populations and welcomed the establishment of the National Coalition for Syrian Revolutionary and Opposition Forces as interlocutors needed for a political transition.
3 August 2012 A/RES/66/253 B This resolution deplored the Security Council’s failure to act on Syria and called for a political transition.
Selected Human Rights Council Documents View All
13 August 2014 A/HRC/27/60 This was the eighth report of the Commission of Inquiry on Syria.
27 June 2014 A/HRC/RES/26/23 Condemned all violations and abuses committed against the Syrian civilian population and demanded Syria’s cooperation with the Commission of Inquiry.
16 June 2014 A/HRC/26/CRP.2 This was an oral update of the Independent International Commission of Inquiry on Syria covering the period 15 March to 15 June 2014.
Selected Other Documents View All
22 May 2014 S/2014/348 This was the French draft resolution referring Syria to the ICC, co-sponsored by 65 member states, vetoed by China and Russia. All other Council members voted in favour of the referral.
19 July 2012 S/2012/538 This was the UK draft UNSMIS resolution vetoed by China and Russia with abstentions by Pakistan and South Africa
17 July 2012 S/2012/547/REV.2 This was the withdrawn Russian draft resolution renewing UNSMIS for three months.