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Syrian Crisis - United Nations Response; A Weekly Update from the UN Department of Public Information
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DPI has developed a new product to share information on and highlight what the UN is doing to respond to the Syria crisis. The bulletin, which will be issued on a weekly basis, aims at providing a snapshot of the latest UN activities to address the crisis, gathered from open source material.

Geneva Conference on Syria
Montreux, 22 January 2014
Geneva, 24-31 January 2014
2nd Round of Talks: 10-15 February 2014
http://is.gd/7U0pI7

 

Security Council
  • Meetings in 2014: 20 January – The situation in the Middle East
    http://www.un.org/depts/dhl/resguide/scact2014_en.shtml 
  • Meetings in 2013: 2 October, 27 September, 24, 18 April, 26 February – The situation in the Middle East
    http://www.un.org/depts/dhl/resguide/scact2013_en.shtml
  • Meetings in 2012: 30 August – The situation in the Middle East; 9 August - Meeting with the troop-contributing countries to the United Nations Supervision Mission in Syria; 19 & 20 July - Middle East; 10 June - Meeting with countries contributing troops and police to the UN Peacekeeping Force in Syrian Arab Republic; 23 April - Middle East; 21 April – Middle East; 14 April – Middle East; 27 March - Middle East; 21 March - Middle East; 12 March - Middle East; 4 February - Middle East situation - Syria ; 31 January - Middle East situation – Syria
    http://www.un.org/depts/dhl/resguide/scact2012_en.shtml
  • Meetings in 2011: 4 October - Middle East Sstuation; 3 August - Middle East situation; 10 May - Protection of civilians in armed conflict; 27 April - Meetings on the Middle East situation:
    http://www.un.org/depts/dhl/resguide/scact2011_en.shtml
    (Meeting records, press releases and resolutions)

Resolutions and other selected documents:

    • S/2014/208 (24 March 2014): Report of the Secretary-General on the implementation of Security Council resolution 2139 (2014)
      http://undocs.org/S/2014/208
    • S/RES/ 2139 (22 February 2014):
      http://undocs.org/S/RES/2139(2014)
      on the humanitarian situation in the Syrian Arab Republic
    • S/2014/31 (27 January 2014): Report of the Secretary-General on children and armed conflict in the Syrian Arab Republic
      http://undocs.org/S/2014/31
    • A/68/663-S/2013/735 (13 December 2013): Identical letters dated 13 December 2013 from the Secretary-General addressed to the President of the General Assembly and the President of the Security Council
      http://undocs.org/S/2013/735
      Transmits the final report of the UN Mission to Investigate Allegations of the Use of Chemical Weapons in the Syrian Arab Republic; includes 11 appendices.
    • S/2013/591 (7 October 2013): Letter dated 7 October 2013 from the Secretary-General addressed to the President of the Security Council
      http://undocs.org/S/2013/591
      Transmits proposal of the Secretary-General outlining his plans for a Joint Mission with the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW)
    • S/PRST/2013/15 (2 October 2013): Statement by the President of the Security Council: "The situation in the Middle East”
      http://undocs.org/S/PRST/2013/15
    • S/2013/580 (27 September 2013): Letter dated 27 September 2013 from the Secretary-General addressed to the President of the Security Council.
      http://undocs.org/S/2013/580
      Transmits decision of the Executive Council of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons entitled “Decision on destruction of Syrian chemical weapons”
    • S/RES/2118 (27 September 2013):
      http://undocs.org/S/RES/2118(2013)
      on the use of chemical weapons in the Syrian Arab Republic
    • A/67/997-S/2013/553 (13 September 2013)
      Report of the United Nations Mission to Investigate Allegations of the Use of Chemical Weapons in the Syrian Arab Republic on the alleged use of chemical weapons in the Ghouta area of Damascus on 21 August 2013 : note / by the Secretary-General
      http://undocs.org/S/2013/553
      Includes letter of transmittal of the report dated 13 Sept. 2013 from the UN Mission to Investigate Allegations of the Use of Chemical Weapons in the Syrian Arab Republic.
    • S/2013/184 (25 March 2013): Letter dated 22 March 2013 from the Secretary-General addressed to the President of the Security Council
      http://undocs.org/S/2013/184
      The Secretary-General announced his decision to conduct an investigation into the alleged use of chemical weapons in the Syrian Arab Republic
    • S/2012/618 (10 August 2012): Letter dated 10 August 2012 from the Secretary-General addressed to the President of the Security Council
      http://undocs.org/S/2012/618
      Updates the Council on the implementation of the Security Council resolution 2059 (2012) and the situation in Syria since the 2 Aug. 2012 briefing by the Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations.
    • Resolution 2059 (2012)http://undocs.org/S/RES/2059(2012)
      on the renewal of the mandate of UNSMIS for a final period of 30 days
    • S/2012/538 (19 July 2012): France, Germany, Portugal, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and United States of America: draft resolution
      http://undocs.org/S/2012/538
    • S/2012/523 (6 July 2012): Report of the Secretary-General on the implementation of Security Council resolution 2043 (2012):
      http://undocs.org/S/2012/523
      Annex (p.18-22) : "Final communiqué of the Action Group for Syria".
    • S/RES/2043 (2012): http://undocs.org/S/RES/2043(2012)
      on the establishment of a UN Supervision Mission in Syria (UNSMIS)
    • S/2012/238 (19 April 2012): Letter dated 2012/04/19 from the Secretary-General addressed to the President of the Security Council:
      http://undocs.org/S/2012/238
      Provides a background to the crisis in the Syrian Arab Republic and outlines a proposal for a UN Supervision Mission in the Syrian Arab Republic (UNSMIS) for an initial period of 3 months; recommends that the Security Council authorize UNSMIS, with the understanding that the Secretary-General consider relevant developments on the ground, including the consolidation of the cessation of the violence, in deciding on deployments.
    • S/RES/2042 (2012): http://undocs.org/S/RES/2042(2012)
      on authorization of the deployment of an advance team of up to 30 unarmed military observers to Syrian Arab Republic
    • S/PRST/2012/6 (21 March 2012): http://undocs.org/S/PRST/2012/6
      Includes text of the initial six-point proposal submitted to the Syrian authorities, as outlined by the Joint Special Envoy for the United Nations and the League of Arab States, Kofi Annan, to the Security Council on 16 March 2012)
    • S/2012/77 (4 February 2012): Bahrain, Colombia, Egypt, France, Germany, Jordan, Kuwait, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Portugal, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and United States of America: draft resolution: http://undocs.org/S/2012/77
General Assembly

Human Rights Council

UN Entities

Selected Statements and Speeches by UN Officials

Selected UN Documents
  • UN Member States on the Record: Syrian Arab Republic
    http://www.un.org/depts/dhl/unms/syrianarabrepublic.shtml
    key documents related to its membership in the UN; statements made before the principal organs; draft resolutions sponsored; periodic reports submitted on Human Rights conventions, etc.

Selected Articles in UN Journals

Further Information

Non-UN Sources
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http://www.unric.org/en/unric-library/26585

 

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