Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Russian draft resolution on Syria

Russian Federation — resolution (May 13, .2014)

The Security Council,
PPl Recalling its Resolution 2139‘ (2014) and its Presidential Statement of 2 October 2013,
PP2 Reaffirming its strong commitment to the sovereignty, independence, unity and territorial integrity of Syria, and to the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations,
PP3 Expressing grave alarm at the significant and rapid deterioration of the humanitarian situation in Syria, in particular the dire situation of hundreds of thousands of refugees and internally displaced persons as well as civilians trapped in besieged areas or living in hard-to-reach areas,
PP4 Deploring the difficulties in providing necessary humanitarian assistance to all civilians in need inside Syria,
PPS Calling on all parties to respect the UN Guiding Principles of Humanitarian Emergency Assistance, and stressing the importance of such assistance being delivered on the basis of need, devoid of any political prejudices and aims,
PP6 Recognizing practical steps undertaken by the Syrian parties in implementing the requirements of Security Council Resolution 2139 (2014),

OPl Commends the local cease-fire agreement reached between the representatives of the Syrian authorities and the opposition forces in the Old City of Horns which saved the lives of thousands of civilians in this area;
0P2 Strongly supports the efforts in this regard of the United Nations and all local and international humanitarian and medical personnel in Syria, notably of the ICRC, WHO, WP and SARC;
0P3 Emphasizes that the success in Homs has been achieved through the concrete steps made by the Syrian parties on the ground having thus facilitated delivery of humanitarian assistance to civilians in the conflict= affected areas and safe return of thousands of internally displaced persons to their homes;
0P4 Urges all parties to the conflict to promptly secure safe and unhindered humanitarian access to people in need in other parts of Syria through the most effective ways, including local cease-fire agreements and across conflict lines and, where appropriate, across borders from neighbouring countries in accordance with the UN Guiding Principles of Humanitarian Emergency Assistance;
OPS Calls upon all parties to fully implement the provisions of Security Council Resolution 2139 (2014);
0P6 Urges all parties to take all appropriate steps to protect civilians, including ethnic, religious and confessional minorities;
0P7 Emphasizes that the humanitarian situation Will continue to deteriorate in the absence of a political solution, and demands that all parties work through all-inclusive Syrian dialogue towards the comprehensive settlement of the crisis with a view. to full implementation of the Geneva Communique of 30 June 2012 endorsed by Security Council Resolution 2118 (2013);
0P8 Decides to remain actively seized of the matter.

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