18 Dec 2014
Situation of human rights in the Syrian Arab Republic A/RES/69/189

On 18 December 2014 the UN General Assembly's Third Committee passed a resolution deploring and condemning the continued widespread and systematic gross violations of human rights and fundamental freedoms and all violations of IHL by the Syrian authorities, armed groups and ISIL, urging all parties to take all appropriate steps to protect civilians, including members of ethnic, religious and confessional communities, and stressing that the primary responsibility to protect the Syrian population lies with the Syrian authorities.