UN Documents for Syria: Security Council Resolutions
|Security Council Resolutions
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|26 February 2016 S/RES/2268
|This was a resolution that endorsed the cessation of hostilities and called for the resumption of political talks.
|22 December 2015 S/RES/2258
|Renewed the authorisation for cross-border aid delivery until January 2017 and included language calling on member states to prevent and suppress the flow of foreign terrorist fighters in and out of Syria.
|18 December 2015 S/RES/2254
|This was the first resolution focused exclusively on a political solution to the Syrian crisis. It was adopted unanimously.
|20 November 2015 S/RES/2249
|Called for member states to take all necessary measures on the territory under the control of ISIS to prevent terrorist acts committed by ISIS and other Al-Qaida affiliates.
|7 August 2015 S/RES/2235
|This was a resolution that requested the UN Secretary-General and OPCW Director-General to recommend the establishment and operation of a UN-OPCW Joint Investigative Mechanism to determine responsibility for the use of chemical weapons in Syria.
|6 March 2015 S/RES/2209
|This resolution condemned the use of toxic chemicals such as chlorine, without attributing blame; stressed that those responsible should be held accountable; recalled resolution 2118; and supported the 4 February 2015 decision of the OPCW.
|12 February 2015 S/RES/2199
|Was on ISIS and Al-Nusra’s illicit funding via oil exports, traffic of cultural heritage, ransom payments and external donations.
|17 December 2014 S/RES/2191
|Renewed authorisation for cross-border humanitarian access until 10 January 2016.
|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.
|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.
|21 April 2012 S/RES/2043
|This resolution established UNSMIS.