29 Nov 2022 - I think my opening comments will be basically what I said to the Security Council, so just to highlight, of course, that I have spent most of the time on the situation on the ground, with the escalation we are seeing there, and as I said a few times during the briefing, we are afraid that we will see further escalation, and we asked all key actors to refrain from escalation, and to concentrate on the political process.
17 Oct 2022 - Let me start by saying a few things about the overall situation. As you all know, the situation for Syrians inside and outside the country continues to be extremely difficult. We have, since March 2020, we have had the ceasefire in place, we have front lines that have not shifted, but still, too many civilians are being killed. So, that’s still a challenge. Then, as you know very well the economic situation is extremely difficult, you know, close to now 15 million people in need of humanitari
25 Sep 2022 - It is devastating that dozens died after a boat sank off the Syrian coast -men, women, children and the elderly among the victims. I add my voice to those sending condolences for this tragic loss of life, many Syrians reported among the dead.
31 Aug 2022 - The Secretary-General has released a study “on how to bolster efforts, including through existing measures and mechanisms, to clarify the fate and whereabouts of missing people in the Syrian Arab Republic, identify human remains and provide support to their families”.
16 Jul 2022 - The United Nations Special Envoy for Syria Mr. Geir O. Pedersen regrets that holding the Ninth Session of the Small Body of the Syrian-led, Syrian-owned, UN-facilitated Constitutional Committee in Geneva from 25 to 29 July 2022 is no longer possible. Letters have been sent to the members of the Small Body informing them of the same.
22 May 2022 - I just now came from a meeting with the His Excellency Foreign Minister Faisal Mikdad. We had a very good meeting. We discussed a range of issues related to the implementation of Security Council resolution 2254.
25 Mar 2022 - The Seventh Session of the Syrian Constitutional Committee concluded today in Geneva. This Session was convened following consultations with both Co-Chairs, and an invitation letter that I sent them and the Middle Third outlining the agreed methodology that would be followed, including on a mechanism for organizing the discussions on the fifth day.