Geneva, Switzerland

28 September 2019

Note to Correspondents: Press release from the Office of the United Nations Special Envoy for Syria Geir O. Pedersen

The United Nations is today releasing the agreed Terms of Reference and Core Rules of Procedure for a Syrian-led, Syrian-owned, credible, balanced and inclusive Constitutional Committee to be facilitated by the United Nations in Geneva.

​They can be found here, in the authoritative English version and in translation into Arabic and all other official languages of the United Nations.​

​These were agreed by the Government of the Syrian Arab Republic and the Syrian Negotiations Commission with the facilitation of the Special Envoy for Syria Geir O. Pedersen.​

​The Special Envoy will brief the Security Council on Monday, 30 September on the agreement and the way ahead in the political process.​

​The names of the 150 members of the Constitutional Committee will be made public in due course by the United Nations once all nominees have formally confirmed their participation.