Make words matter: The Syria crisis in United Nations statements

The Make Words Matter policy paper documents UN resolutions passed during the course of the Syria conflict, and statements made by senior UN officials, senior national policymakers/leaders, and Syrian civil society.

A number of themes emerge in these resolutions and statements:

  • Protection of civilians
  • Humanitarian access
  • Political solution
  • Civic participation
  • Refugee support

CARE is calling for an end to violence towards civilians and aid workers and attacks on civilian infrastructure, and for full access for humanitarian services.

  • Countries: Syrian Arab Republic
  • Published: April 2017

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