UN Documents for Syria

Selected Security Council Resolutions View All
11 July 2020 S/RES/2533 This resolution renewed the Bab al-Hawa border crossing (Syria/Turkey) until 10 July 2021.  Twelve members voted in favour of the resolution, while three members (China, the Dominican Republic and Russia) abstained.  
10 January 2020 S/RES/2504 This resolution renewed the authorisation of cross-border humanitarian aid into Syria through two border crossings (Bab al-Salam and Bab al-Hawa) for six months.
13 December 2018 S/RES/2449 This was a resolution prepared by Sweden and Kuwait renewing the authorisation for cross-border and cross-line humanitarian access to Syria.
Selected Security Council Presidential Statements View All
22 November 2019 S/PRST/2019/14 This statement reaffirmed the Council’s strong support for the Chemical Weapons Convention and for the work of the OPCW in accordance with the Convention.
8 October 2019 S/PRST/2019/12 This was a presidential statement welcoming the Secretary-General’s announcement of the formation of the Constitutional Committee.
16 December 2015 S/PRST/2015/25 This was a presidential statement on trafficking in persons in situations of conflict, with a particular focus on ISIS and the impact on women and children.
Selected Secretary-General's Reports View All
24 February 2021 S/2021/160 S_2021_160_E.pdf
29 October 2020 S/2020/1056 This was a monthly report from the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) Director-General Fernando Arias on progress in the elimination of the Syrian chemical weapons programme.
14 October 2020 S/2020/1031 This was the regular 60-day report on the implementation of humanitarian resolutions by all parties to the conflict in Syria.
Selected Sanctions Committee Documents View All
20 October 2015 SC/12090 Included suggestions to member states for the implementation of resolution 2199 regarding the illicit financing of ISIS and Al-Nusra Front.
2 October 2015 SC/12067 This was the 1267/1989 Al-Qaida Sanctions Committee listing of four ISIS-affiliated individuals and one individual affiliated with Al-Nusra Front.
30 September 2015 SC/12066 The 1267/1989 Al-Qaida Sanctions Committee added one individual to its sanctions list for affiliation with ISIS.
Selected Security Council Letters View All
12 July 2020 S/2020/702 This was from the president of the Security Council addressed to the Secretary-General and the permanent representatives of Council member states on the outcome of voting on resolution 2533.
18 June 2020 S/2020/551 This was a letter from the president of the Security Council addressed to the Secretary-General and the permanent representatives of Council member states containing the record of the 16 June open VTC meeting on Syria’s political situation.
21 May 2020 S/2020/427 This was the 19 May VTC on Syria (humanitarian situation).
Selected Security Council Meeting Records View All
25 February 2021 S/2021/22 S_2021_22_E.pdf
28 January 2021 S/2020/1257 S_2020_1257_E.pdf
5 October 2020 S/PV.8764 This was a monthly briefing on the use of chemical weapons in Syria, which the Council president for October (Russia) decided to hold in public. The presidency invited José Bustani, a former director of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) to brief. The European members of the Council (Belgium, Estonia, France, Germany, and the UK) and the US objected, arguing that Bustani, who left the OPCW more than a decade before the Council began considering the Syria chemical weapons file, lacked the relevant expertise. Speaking on behalf of the six members, the UK asked the presidency to put the issue of the proposed briefer to a procedural vote.  
Selected Security Council Press Statements View All
10 March 2017 SC/12749 Council members welcomed the announcement by de Mistura of a clear agenda for future negotiations as indicated by resolution 2254.
31 January 2017 SC/12701 This welcomed the International Meeting on Syria held in Astana, Kazakhstan and took note of the joint statement adopted at the meeting by Iran, Russia and Turkey.
20 January 2017 SC/12690 This condemned the destruction of cultural heritage by ISIL in Syria following reports of the destruction of the tetrapylon and parts of the theatre of Palmyra.
Selected General Assembly Documents View All
21 December 2016 A/RES/71/248 Established the International, Impartial and Independent Mechanism to assist in the investigation and prosecution of those responsible for the most serious crimes under international law committed in Syria since March 2011. The resolution was drafted by Liechtenstein and was passed with 105 votes in favour to 15 against with 52 abstentions.
9 December 2016 A/RES/71/130 Expressed outrage at the recent escalation of violence, particularly in Aleppo, and demanded an immediate and complete end to all attacks on civilians and civilian objects and to all sieges throughout the country. The resolution was drafted by Canada and was passed by 122 votes in favour to 13 against with 36 abstentions.
2 November 2015 A/C.3/70/L.47 This was General Assembly’s Third Committee adopted a resolution drafted by Saudi Arabia that condemns the Syrian regime and ISIS and expresses regret that a May 2014 Security Council draft resolution referring the situation in Syria to ICC was not adopted.
Selected Human Rights Council Documents View All
16 January 2020 A/HRC/43/CRP.6 This was a report on children’s rights published by the Independent International Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic
24 September 2019 A/HRC/42/L.22 This was a resolution on human rights in Syria by a vote of 27 in favour, six against and 13 abstentions.
15 August 2019 A/HRC/42/51 This was a report of the Independent International Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic.
Selected Other Documents View All
20 December 2019 S/2019/961 This was a Belgium/Germany/Kuwait draft resolution on cross-border and cross-line humanitarian access to Syria that was vetoed by China and Russia.
20 December 2019 S/2019/962 This was a Russian draft resolution on cross-border and cross-line humanitarian access to Syria that received five affirmative votes and failed to be adopted.
29 November 2019 S/2019/915 This was the OPCW report on Syria covering the period 24 October to 23 November 2019.