UNSC TO DISCUSS IMPLEMENTATION OF CEASEFIRE IN SYRIA
The UN Security Council (UNSC), will hold a session later today, to discuss the implementation of resolution 2401, to ceasefire for at least 30 days, to enable humanitarian aid delivery.
The resolution, presented by Kuwait and Sweden, was adopted by UNSC on Feb 24. It calls on all conflicting parties in Syria to cease hostilities without delay, to enable delivery of aid and mobilising of the critically sick and wounded. It also demands an immediate lifting of siege on populated areas.
During the session, UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, will shed light on the ongoing violence and killings in Syria, especially in eastern Ghouta and the air raids on Damascus.
Last week, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs presented a report to the UNSC, on the failure to deliver aid to Ghouta by UN trucks, the International Committee of the Red Cross and the Syrian Arab Red Crescent on Mar 5, due to the continuous violence and raids.
Meanwhile, Russia’s previous initiative, to allow a five-hour ceasefire daily, in eastern Ghouta, did not help in halting violence, to allow the entry of aid.
Resolution 2401 affirms that, the cessation of hostilities would not apply to military operations against the Daesh, Al-Qaeda and all other terrorist groups.
Source: NAM News Networkhttps://syrianewsgazette.com/unsc-to-discuss-implementation-of-ceasefire-in-syria/National news