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.

24 Mar 2020
Statement Attributable to the United Nations Special Envoy for Syria on the Anniversary of the Syrian Conflict

United Nations Special Envoy for Syria on the Anniversary of the Syrian Conflict
Geneva. UN Photo / Violaine Martin

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.

14 Mar 2020

Press Stakeout Special Envoy for Syria on the Syrian Constitutional Committee

11 Mar 2020

On 3 March, the United Nations Special Envoy for Syria Mr. Geir O. Pedersen announced the appointment of Ms. Marianne Gasser of Switzerland as the Head of the Envoy’s office in Damascus. 

09 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.

04 Mar 2020

The military escalation in northwest Syria is having catastrophic humanitarian consequences.

27 Feb 2020

Senior Humanitarian Adviser to the United Nations Special Envoy for Syria Ms. Najat Rochdi condemns the recent intensification of hostilities in northwest Syria, in particular aerial bombardments and the reported use of barrel bombs, killing tens of civilians including women and children. 

18 Dec 2019

Hi, good afternoon. We have just concluded the second session of the Constitutional Committee. It was not possible to call for a meeting of the Small Body of 45, because there has not been an agreement on the agenda.

29 Nov 2019

I had a very good discussion with the Council both in the open and in the closed session afterward.

22 Nov 2019

Ms. Najat Rochdi condemns in the strongest terms the missile attack, reportedly fired from Syrian-government controlled territory, that hit the densely populated Qah IDP camp and exploded near a maternity hospital in Idlib province.

21 Nov 2019