17 Aug 2015
Statement by the President of the Security Council on Syria S/PRST/2015/15

On 17 August the UN Security Council adopted a Presidential Statement reiterating its demand that all parties cease attacks on civilians, including reiterating that the primary responsibility to protect its population lies with the Syrian authorities. The Presidential Statement demands that all parties work towards the comprehensive implementation of the Geneva Communiqué, stressing the need for a political solution to the Syrian conflict, and supports the work of the Special Envoy, Staffan de Mistura.