UNSC responses to Syrian Conflict

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    Syrian Conflict

    Still ongoing
  • United Nations Security Council (UNSC) issues a presidential statement

    UNSC expressed its concern for the situation in Syria, calling for Syrian authorities to fully follow international law, to restrain from using violence and force, to allow access for international humanitarian agencies.
  • UNSC have a resolution vetoed by Russia and China

    The resolution would punish violence and threats.
  • UNSC have an open debate

    During the open debate, Navi Pillay says there is a serious risk of the conflict becoming an armed struggle; the US urges Syrian citizens not to surrender weapons to the government in response to Syria’s call to do so in exchange for amnesty; the US, Japan and France suggest the UNSC failed to protect civilians in not adopting a resolution condemning the violence.
  • Russia and China veto another resolution

    This resolution was similar to the previous, but it also called for Syria to transition into a democratic, plural political system.
  • Small 5 release a statement

    The temporary members (Costa Rica, Jordan, Singapore, Switzerland and Liechtenstein) release a statement expressing concern at the vetoes cast by Russia and China and urge all members of the UNSC to refrain from the use of the veto in mass atrocity situations.
  • UNSC release a press statement

    The UNSC issues a press statement calling upon Syria to “allow immediate, full and unimpeded access of humanitarian personnel to all populations in need of [...] humanitarian assistance.”
  • UNSC adopts a presidential statement

    The UNSC adopts a presidential statement expressing its gravest concern at the worsening situation in Syria and fully supporting the mission of JSE Kofi Annan. A UNSC press statement condemns the terrorist attacks in Damascus on March 17, and Aleppo, on March 19.
  • UNSC adopts resolution 2024

    The UNSC authorized an advance team to monitor the ceasefire in Syria. They also authorized a team of up to 30 unarmed military observers to report for violence from any party
  • UNSC release a press statement

    The UNSC releases a press statement condemning the killing of over 100 people in Houla in attacks that involved the killing of civilians by shooting at close range and by severe physical abuse, and artillery and tank shellings on a residential neighborhood. They also demand that violence in all forms is stopped
  • UNSC adopts resolution 2059

    United Nations Supervision Mission in Syria, 300 unarmed military observers were sent to monitor the planned stop in violence in Syria
  • The UNSC holds a special session

    This session was to discuss the crisis in Syria.