Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General on Syria
New York, 6 February 2014
The Secretary-General is following with deep concern the continued armed escalation in Syria, most deplorably the ongoing aerial attacks and the use of “barrel bombs”to brutal, devastating effect in populated areas. He condemns once again the indiscriminate use of any weapon against civilians, in contravention of obligations under international humanitarian and human rights law. All civilians must be protected in any situation.
The Secretary-General reiterates that further violence serves the agendas of those who see military means as the only way forward, at the expense of the Syrian people. He appeals to all Syrian sides to work immediately on reducing the levels of violence and focusing on a peaceful solution to the conflict.
Statements on 6 February 2014
- New York, 6 February 2014 - Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General on terrorist attacks in Iraq
- New York, 6 February 2014 - Secretary-General's message on the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation: “Preserve the Best in Culture and Leave Harm Behind”
- Sochi, Russian Federation, 6 February 2014 - Secretary-General's remarks at the 126th Session of the Interantional Olympic Committee Session [as prepared for delivery]