UN Documents for Syria

Selected Security Council Resolutions View All
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.
27 September 2013 S/RES/2118 This resolution was adopted unanimously by the Council and required the verification and destruction of Syria’s chemical weapons stockpiles, called for the convening of the Geneva II peace talks and endorsed the establishment of a transitional governing body in Syria with full executive powers.
20 July 2012 S/RES/2059 This resolution extended UNSMIS for a final period of 30 days.
Selected Security Council Presidential Statements View All
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.
5 April 2012 S/PRST/2012/10 This presidential statement called on the Syrian government to cease violence by 10 April and the opposition to cease all violence 48 hours thereafter.
Selected Secretary-General's Reports View All
20 June 2014 S/2014/427 This was a report of the Secretary-General on humanitarian access.
23 May 2014 S/2014/368 This was the eighth OPCW-UN Joint Mission monthly progress report.
22 May 2014 S/2014/365 This was the third report on implementation of resolution 2139 on humanitarian access.
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
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.
22 February 2014 S/PV.7116 This was the unanimous adoption of resolution 2139 on humanitarian access, co-sponsored by Australia, France, Jordan, Korea, Lithuania, Luxembourg, the UK and the US.
Selected Security Council Press Statements View All
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.
13 May 2013 SC/11006 This press statement condemned in the strongest terms the deadly attacks that occurred in Reyhanli, Turkey, which resulted in the deaths of at least 46 people and dozens of injuries.
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
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.
28 March 2014 A/HRC/25/L.7 The Human Rights Council adopted a resolution to extend the mandate of the Commission of Inquiry for a year.
12 February 2014 A/HRC/25/65 Was a report by the Commission of Inquiry on Syria saying that absolute impunity pervades the Syrian conflict and that it was for the Security Council to make the pursuit of justice possible, including an ICC referral.
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.