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Statement of the current (E10) and incoming (E3) elected UNSC members on Syria humanitarian

17.12.2019 - Speech
  • Germany, Belgium, Kuwait, Côte d’Ivoire, Dominican Republic, Equatorial Guinea, Indonesia, Peru, Poland, South Africa
  • joined by Estonia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Tunisia

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We are here to express support for the renewal of the cross-border mechanism. This is a mechanism that enables life-saving assistance to reach 4 million people in Syria. There is no alternative to this mechanism at the moment as has been stated several times by the United Nations.

We express support for the efforts of the co-penholders, Belgium, Germany and Kuwait, to renew this mechanism in a transparent, inclusive and thorough process.

This is a common responsibility of the Security Council, and we call on all its members to be united on this purely humanitarian issue. The consequences of a non-renewal of the mechanism would be disastrous.

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