(1) TOPIC GUIDES

Below you will find links to the topic of the Civil War in Syria that will be discussed in the United Nations Security Council:


(2) COMMITTEE DESCRIPTIONS



(3) VIDEO GUIDES

Below you will find video guides to your topic:

(4) LINKS TO NONGOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS (NGOS)


(5) PRIMARY SOURCES

The following sources are also optional resources for students to explore on their own time.

(6) COUNTRY RESEARCH


Angola
To learn more about Angola's position on the Syrian Civil War:
Angola Supports Political Solution to Syrian Conflict
The Permanent Mission of the Republic of Angola to the United Nations: The Situation in the Middle East

China
To learn more about China's position on the Syrian Civil War:
China Seeks Closer Military Ties with Syria
China's New Era of Diplomacy: Engaging in Syria

Egypt
To learn more about Egypt's position on the Syrian Civil War:
Egypt's Foreign Minister Calls for More Aid for Refugee-Hosting Countries
Questions About Egypt's Syria Policy

France
To learn more about France's position on the Syrian Civil War:
Analysis: The Dilemma for France
French Involvement in Syria

Japan
To learn more about Japan's position on the Syrian Civil War:
The Guardian: Japan Takes No Syrian Refugees Despite Giving Donations to Combat ISIS
The Japan Times: Japan Takes 150 Syrians as Exchange Students

Malaysia
To learn more about Malaysia's position on the Syrian Civil War:
BBC News: Malaysia Accepts First of 3000 Syrian Migrants
Al Jazeera: Malaysia's Stranded Syrian Refugees

New Zealand
To learn more about New Zealand's position on the Syrian Civil War:
Syria a Focus for New Zealand's Security Council Presidency
Statement Delivered by Gerard van Bohemen, Permanent Representative of New Zealand to the United Nations, May 4, 2016

Russia
To learn more about Russia's position on the Syrian Civil War:
The Economist: Why Russia is an Ally of Assad
Syria's Future Shaped by Russian Designs

Senegal
To learn more about Senegal's position on the Syrian Civil War:
February 2016, Senegal Voices Concern that Cessation of Hostilities Will Not Be Effective Due to Continued Terrorist Action in Syria
Syrian Refugees and Senegalese Migrants

Spain
To learn more about Spain's position on the Syrian Civil War:
Spain to Join the International Syria Support Group (ISSG)
Spain Prepares to Welcome Its First Refugees from Greece and Italy

Ukraine
To learn more about Ukraine's position on the Syrian Civil War:
Ukraine Blocks Jihadist Routes to Syria
The Potential for Ukrainian and Russian Troops in Syria

United Kingdom
To learn more about the UK's position on the Syrian Civil War:
Migrant Crisis: What is the UK Doing to Help?
UK Support for the Syrian Opposition Forces

United States
To learn more about the US position on the Syrian Civil War:
Why the United States Has Not Intervened in Syria
US Humanitarian Assistance in Response to the Syrian Crisis

Uruguay
To learn more about Uruguay's position on the Syrian Civil War:
Syrians Settled in Uruguay
Latin American Countries' Response to the Syrian Refugee Crisis

Venezuela
To learn more about Venezuela's position on the Syrian Civil War:
The Syria-Venezuela Connection
Venezuela Condemns Deadly Western Airstrike in Syria