UN Documents for Syria

Selected Security Council Resolutions View All
24 September 2014 S/RES/2178 This resolution expanded the counter-terrorism framework by imposing obligations on member states to respond to the threat of foreign terrorist fighters.
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.
Selected Security Council Presidential Statements View All
19 September 2014 S/PRST/2014/20 Welcomed the new Iraqi government and urged international support for Iraq’s fight against ISIS.
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.
Selected Secretary-General's Reports View All
27 October 2014 S/2014/767 This was the 13th OPCW report on chemical weapons.
23 October 2014 S/2014/756 This was a report on the humanitarian situation in Syria pursuant to resolution 2139 and 2165.
26 September 2014 S/2014/706 This was the twelfth OPCW-UN Joint Mission monthly progress report regarding Syrian chemical weapons.
Selected Sanctions Committee Documents View All
15 August 2014 SC/11521 The Council adopted resolution 2170 listing six individuals affiliated with ISIS (operating in Iraq and Syria) and al-Nusra (operating in Syria) under the 1267/1989 Al-Qaida sanctions regime in an attempt to cut off funding to these groups.
Selected Security Council Letters View All
23 September 2014 S/2014/695 In a letter to the Secretary-General, the US said that Iraq had requested it to lead the international effort to strike ISIS in Syria to end continuing attacks on Iraq, and it cited article 51 of the UN Charter—the right of individual or collective self-defence under Chapter VII.
20 September 2014 S/2014/691 In a letter to the Security Council, the Iraqi Foreign Minister noted that ISIS posed a direct threat to Iraq and had established a safe haven outside of Iraq’s borders; he requested the US to strike ISIS.
18 June 2014 S/2014/426 This letter from Syria stated that the delivery of aid without consent constitutes an attack on their country.
Selected Security Council Meeting Records View All
25 November 2014 S/PV.7324 This was a briefing on humanatarian access in Syria.
30 October 2014 S/PV.7293 Was a briefing on the humanitarian situation in Syria.
30 September 2014 S/PV.7273 This was a briefing on humanitarian access in Syria.
Selected Security Council Press Statements View All
18 November 2014 SC/11654 This was a press statement that condemned ISIS for the murder of US aid worker Peter Kassig.
31 October 2014 SC/11626 Condemned the aerial bombardment, by the use of barrel bombs, of a displaced persons camp in Idlib on 29 October, leaving many dead and injured, including children.
30 October 2014 SC/11624 Expressed support for the role and efforts of the Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura.
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
25 September 2014 A/HRC/27/L.5/Rev.1 Strongly condemned the lack of cooperation by the Syrian authorities with the Commission of Inquiry and decided to transmit all of the Commission’s reports to the General Assembly and the Secretary-General for “appropriate action”. Current Security Council members Argentina, Chile, France, the Republic of Korea, the UK and US voted in favour of the resolution with Russia and China voting against.
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.
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.