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Syrian Crisis: United Nations Response – Update No.2

Lakhdar Brahimi, Joint Special Representative of the UN and the League of Arab States for Syria, speaks to journalists, following his meeting with United States Deputy Secretary of State William J. Burns and Mikhail L. Bogdanov, Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation. 11 January 2013 Geneva, SwitzerlandDuring a press briefing on 25 July, prior to a meeting with US Secretary of State John Kerry, the Secretary-General reiterated his call for an end to military activities by both parties in Syria and for the holding of a peace conference in Geneva as soon as possible. He said that together with Joint Special Representative Continue reading

Secretary-General appeals for a peaceful month of Ramadan in Syria as chemical weapons probe talks continue

Bashar Ja’afari, Permanent Representative of the Syrian Arab Republic to the UN, speaking to journalists. 08 July 2013 United Nations, New York Photo # 555675Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon remains seriously concerned about alleged chemical weapons use in Syria and welcomed today the Government’s offer to continue discussions regarding the United Nations team he set up to carry out an on-the-ground investigation into the matter. “The Secretary-General welcomes the offer of Continue reading