UN Security Council unanimously adopts resolution on Syria peace plan

The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has unanimously adopted a resolution No. 2254 outlining a peace process in Syria.

The resolution endorses an international roadmap for a Syria peace process to end Syria’s five-year-long civil war.

Key facts

  • The resolution endorses formal talks on a political transition between the President Bashar al-Assad led Syrian government and opposition in early January 2016.
  • Calls for implementation of a ceasefire in parallel with the talks on a political transition.
  • Offensive and defensive actions against such terrorist groups in Syria such as ISIS will continue.
  • Calls for establishment of credible, inclusive and non-sectarian governance in Syria within six months.
  • Free and fair elections to be held in Syria under UN supervision within 18 months.

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