CDS Welcomes Strong UN Resolution on Syria

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The Coalition for a Democratic Syria welcomes the General Assembly resolution passed today at the United Nations regarding the situation in Syria. The vote today in the General Assembly sends an important political and moral signal as it reflects the determined view of the majority of UN Member states that the authorities must stop the systematic use of violence and human rights violations, grant full humanitarian access, and make progress on the political transition.

With deplorable humanitarian conditions throughout Syria, we welcome the resolution’s call for full humanitarian access and implementation of a humanitarian action response plan.

The Coalition for a Democratic Syria welcomes the General Assembly resolution passed today at the United Nations regarding the situation in Syria. The resolution passed 107 to 12 with 59 abstentions. The vote today in the General Assembly sends an important political and moral signal. It reflects the determined view of the majority of UN Member states that the authorities must stop the systematic use of violence and human rights violations; grant full humanitarian access; and make progress on the political transition.

“We are happy to see a resolution by the UN that condemns the use of violence against civilians and human rights violations as well as acknowledges and welcomes the National Coalition of the Syrian Revolution and Opposition Forces. With deplorable humanitarian conditions throughout Syria, we welcome the resolution’s call for full humanitarian access and implementation of a humanitarian action response plan. The outcome of today’s vote reaffirms the commitment of the international community to bring about a peaceful end to the conflict in Syria,” said CDS Board Member Dr. Yahia Basha

The resolution text reaffirms the immediate need for a political transition based on the Geneva communiqué, reflects the international acknowledgement of the Syrian Coalition, and highlights the international consensus on the way forward on Syria. It condemns all violence and calls for an end to all violations of international humanitarian law and human rights abuses by all parties as guided by the United Nations Independent Commission of Inquiry on Syria, which concluded the Syrian regime are primarily responsible for the violence.

The Coalition for a Democratic Syria is a group of Syrian-American non-profit organizations working together to bring about a swift end to the conflict and support the establishment of peace, freedom, and democracy in Syria. The CDS is a multi-ethnic, multi-confessional, non-partisan organization. The CDS includes: Syrian Emergency Task Force, United for Free Syria, Syrian American Council, Syrian American Alliance, Syrian Expatriates Organization, Syrian Christians for Democracy, and Association of Free Syrians.

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