Statement Attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General on Syria
Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General - on Syria
The Secretary-General is deeply concerned by the ongoing military escalation in northwest Syria and calls for an immediate cessation of hostilities. He reaffirms that attacks on civilians and civilian infrastructure, including on healthcare and educational facilities, are unacceptable.
Military operations of all parties, including actions against and by designated terrorist groups, must respect the rules and obligations of international humanitarian law, which include the protection of civilians and civilian objects.
The Secretary-General reiterates that there is no military solution to the Syrian conflict. The only path to stability is a credible and inclusive UN-facilitated political solution pursuant to Security Council resolution 2254 (2015).
Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary-General
New York, 1 February 2020