UN Secretary-General Remarks To The Security Council On The Situation In Syria

New York, 21 September 2016
[as delivered]

I thank Prime Minister Key for organizing this very important meeting.

The Syrian tragedy shames us all. The collective failure of the international community should haunt every member of this Council.

Well over 300,000 Syrians have been killed, half of the country’s population has been uprooted, and much of its infrastructure lies in ruins.