Resolution on Syria peace plan has been universally adopted by UN Security Council [ Current Affairs ]

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Resolution No. 2254 outlining a peace process in Syria has been universally adopted by the United Nations Security Council (UNSC). An international roadmap for a Syria peace process has been resolute by sanctions to end Syria’s five-year-long civil war.

Key facts

  • In January 2016, formal talks approved by resolution on a political changeover will be governed between the President Bashar al-Assad led Syrian government and opposition.
  • Calls for application of a break in fighting will be equivalent with the talks on a political transition.
  • But it will continue aggressive and self-protective actions against terrorist groups in Syria like ISIS.
  • Within six months credible, comprehensive and non-sectarian governance will be established in Syria.
  • Within 18 months under the supervision of UN reasonable elections will be held in Syria.

About United Nations Security Council (UNSC):

  • It is formed in 1945.
  • The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) is one of the six principal organs of the United Nations.
  • It is charged with the conservation of international peace and security and also accepting new members to the United Nations and has approved any changes to its United Nations Charter.
  • It is authorized for establishment of peacekeeping operations, the establishment of international sanctions, and the authorization of military action through Security Council resolutions.
  • It is the only who has authority to issue binding resolutions to member states.
  • The first session on Security Council was held on 17 January 1946.

- Published on: December 21, 2015