29 Aug 2020 - Thank you so much Jenifer and let me start by saying it is good to see you despite this late hour on Saturday. So, we just concluded the session, after what I call a challenging week, but I was extremely pleased, of course, that we were actually able to reconvene and to meet again despite the challenges we had with the COVID-19.
27 Aug 2020 - Following additional testing and further medical and expert advice regarding four earlier positive tests for COVID-19, the Office of the Special Envoy has been officially informed by the competent health authorities that the nature of those cases is such that the Third Session of the Constitutional Committee Small Body can resume its meetings, with full social distancing and related precautions in place.
30 Jun 2020 - High Representative of the EU and Vice-President of the Commission [Josep] Borrell, Ministers, Excellencies, Colleagues, Ladies and Gentlemen,Let me thank the European Union for hosting virtually this fourth Brussels Conference.
24 Mar 2020 - Yesterday, UN Secretary-General António Guterres appealed to warring parties throughout the world for an immediate ceasefire to enable the human family to tackle a common enemy – COVID-19.Today, I am appealing specifically for a complete, immediate nationwide ceasefire throughout Syria to enable an all-out-effort to suppress COVID-19 in Syria.Syrians are acutely vulnerable to COVID-19.Healthcare facilities have been destroyed or are degraded.
14 Mar 2020 - The Syrian conflict is now entering its tenth year. The suffering of the Syrian people during this tragic and terrible decade still defies comprehension and belief. Hundreds of thousands of Syrians, men and women, have lost their lives. Hundreds of thousands have been detained, abducted or are missing.
04 Mar 2020 - Your Royal Highnesses, your Excellencies, Mr. President, Mr. Secretary-General, dear friends: Thank you for giving me the opportunity to brief you on the developments in Syria and my efforts to facilitate a political solution. It is an honour to be here, among lots of friends. It is only together that we can address this immense challenge. The conflict in the Syrian Arab Republic is now in its tenth year.