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
26 March 2014 S/2014/220 This was the sixth OPCW-UN Joint Mission monthly progress report.
24 March 2014 S/2014/208 This was the first report on implementation of resolution 2139 on humanitarian access.
26 February 2014 S/2014/133 This was the fifth OPCW-UN Joint Mission monthly progress report.
Selected Security Council Letters View All
10 December 2013 S/2013/730 This was the Secretary-General’s update regarding Phase III destruction activities of Syria’s chemical weapons programme. This letter was noted by the Council in S/2013/731.
16 October 2013 S/2013/609 This letter noted the appointment of Sigrid Kaag as the Special Coordinator of the OPCW-UN Joint Mission.
13 October 2013 S/2013/608 This letter from the Secretary-General informed the Council of his intention to appoint Sigrid Kaag (Netherlands) to the post of Special Coordinator of the OPCW-UN Joint Mission.
Selected Security Council Meeting Records View All
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.
25 October 2013 S/PV.7049 The head of OCHA, Valerie Amos, briefed on implementation of the presidential statement on humanitarian access in Syria (S/PRST/2013/15). Amos expressed deep disappointment that access had not improved and there had been no major breakthrough in getting the Syrian government to lift bureaucratic impediments and other obstacles.
20 August 2013 S/PV.7020 The Council held a briefing and consultations on the situation in the Middle East.
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
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.
27 September 2013 A/HRC/RES/24/22 This resolution condemned the continued gross, systematic and widespread violations of human rights and the use of chemical weapons and demanded humanitarian access.
13 September 2013 A/HRC/24/CRP.2 This was a special report by the Commission of Inquiry on the assault on medical care in Syria.
Selected Other Documents View All
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.
4 February 2012 S/2012/77 This vetoed draft Security Council resolution condemned the violence in Syria and supported the Arab League’s 22 January decision to facilitate a Syrian-led political transition. Russia and China vetoed the draft resolution with all other Council members voting in favour.