MEMO: Uniting for peace in Syria

On overcoming the Russian veto in the UN Security Council, our Research and Policy Coordinator published an article on 28 November calling for the invocation of the 'Uniting for Peace' mechanism as a means of achieving international action on Syria. This measure would allow the UN General Assembly to convene an emergency special session for Syria and to recommend measures, including the use of force, for States to adopt. The article further explains the no-bombing zone as a means of achieving civilian protection in Syria.