Political documents

12 November 2015
Here is the text of the eight-point proposal, titled “Approach to the Settlement of the Syrian Crisis”, drawn up by Moscow before international talks on Syria this week as published by Reuters. 1....

10 November 2015
The text of the declaration at the end of the first Vienna meeting on October 30: Meeting in Vienna, on October 30, 2015, China, Egypt, the EU, France, Germany, Iran, Iraq, Italy, Jordan, Lebanon,...

05 October 2015
Statement published by the National Coalition and the main armed groups of the opposition rejecting the process presented by UN Envoy Staffan De Mistura. Joint Press release Syrian Coalition...

27 August 2015
In New-York, on 27 August 2015, Stephen O’Brien, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, delivered the following statement to the Security Council. Madam...

17 August 2015
Security Council Draft Presidential Statement 1. At the X meeting of the Security Council, held on XX August 2015, in connection with the Council’s consideration of the item entitled “The situation...

29 July 2015
Briefing by Staffan De Mistura, the Special Envoy for Syria, to the U.N. Security Council on the Situation in Syria on 29 July 2015. Thank you Secretary-General, Your Excellency Foreign Minister...

28 July 2015
The U.S State Department has announced the appointment of a new special envoy for Syria, Michael Ratney, who is replacing Daniel Rubinstein.  Here is the statement from John Kerry: "I am...

15 February 2014
JSRS: Good day to you all, thank you for coming on a Saturday. We’ve just held our last meeting for this session. It was as laborious as all the meetings we have had but we agreed on an agenda for...

27 March 2013
The following document is the English version of the speech delivered by the President of the National Coalition of Syrian Revolution and Opposition Forces, during the Arab League Summit in Doha,...

15 February 2013
A statement by the National Coalition, Syria’s main opposition grouping, in which it sets the parameters for a political settlement with the Syrian authorities issued on February 15, 2013. Here is...

25 October 2012
The following document is the text of the UN Security Council press statement issued on October 24 supporting the call for a ceasefire in Syria. Security Council Press Statement on Ceasefire in...

25 September 2012
The following document is the transcript of a press conference by Lakhdar Ibrahimi, the Special Representative for Syria of the United Nations and Arab League, following a briefing he gave to the...

03 August 2012
The following document is the text of the press conference by Kofi Annan in Geneva on 2 August 2012 announcing that he was resigning as Joint Special Envoy of the United Nations and the Arab League...

02 July 2012
The following text is the final communiqué issued by the “Action Group for Syria,” following its meeting in Geneva on June 30. Action Group for Syria Final Communiqué 30.06.2012 1.  ...

28 May 2012
The following text is the statement read by Kofi Annan upon his arrival in Damascus on May 28. “I have come to Syria at a critical moment in this crisis. I am personally shocked and horrified by the...