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
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
26 September 2014 S/2014/706 This was the twelfth OPCW-UN Joint Mission monthly progress report regarding Syrian chemical weapons.
24 September 2014 S/2014/696 This was a report on the humanitarian situation in Syria pursuant to resolution 2139 and 2165.
25 August 2014 S/2014/622 This was the eleventh 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
30 September 2014 S/PV.7273 This was a briefing on humanitarian access in Syria.
19 September 2014 S/PV.7271 Was a ministerial-level debate on Iraq, particularly the ISIS threat.
28 August 2014 S/PV.7252 This was a briefing by OCHA on the humanitarian situation in Syria.
Selected Security Council Press Statements View All
14 September 2014 SC/11557 This press statement condemned ISIS for the murder of UK aid worker, David Haines.
6 September 2014 SC/11550 This press statement condemned ISIS for the murder of a US journalist, Steven Sotloff.
22 August 2014 SC/11531 Condemned the beheading of journalist James Foley by ISIS.
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.