Statement on the recent developments in the Syrian Conflict
World Federation of United Nations Associations
14 May 2013
The World Federation of United Nations Associations (WFUNA) was established in 1946, and is a global network of United Nation Associations in over 100 countries aiming to United Nations purposes and principles through advocating and informing on matters of peace and security, sustainable development and human rights.
From the 206th Meeting of the Executive Committee, New York:
The Executive Committee of the World Federation of United Nations Associations (…) continues to be gravely concerned over the recent developments in the Syrian conflict and expresses deep solidarity with the people of Syria who are confronting serious atrocities.
Mindful of the complexity of the situation in Syria, we call upon all parties to the United Nations, in particular the members of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), to strengthen their efforts towards an integrated multilateral framework and solution to put an end to the Syrian conflict. In support of the international conference on Syria as a follow up to the Geneva communiqué, suggested by U.S. and Russia, we urge all parties to fully engage in peaceful negotiations to achieve a resolution for sustainable peace and security. (…)
Calling for all parties to the United Nations to provide greater humanitarian aid to reduce and prevent the further loss of life in Syria, we request the United Nations to secure humanitarian assistance and access for the victims of the Syrian civil war.
Noting the risk of the loss of credibility of the United Nations, we urge all member states of the UNSC to seek an effective and sustainable resolution to the conflict. In this respect, we applaud Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the Joint Special Representative of the United Nations for Syria, Mr. Lakhdar Brahimi, in their continued diplomatic efforts towards a negotiated political solution to end “this prolonged and ever-deepening crisis” in Syria.