United Nations urges non violence in Syria

UN urges non violence in Syria

United-Nations logoOn Monday the United Nations expressed its concern over the violence in Syria. UN urged the Syrian government to stop using force against protesters. Nearly 1,200 people have been killed and 10,000 displaced since protests erupted in Syria in February.

UN Under-Secretary-General and Emergency Relief Coordinator Valerie Amos urged the Syrian government to stop the killings and also to investigate about the killings. He also praised the border nations for their help and assistance. He urged the Government to respect and protect civilians, and to refrain from the use of force against peaceful demonstrators. I asked the Government of Syria to allow an independent assessment to be conducted. I also appreciated the neighboring states for keeping their borders open and appreciate the assistance they have given. He also emphasized upon the readiness of the United Nations to help with this in any way necessary, particularly in light of the recent increase in the numbers of new arrivals.

The UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC), in April, in an emergency special session, publicly condemned the violence used by Syrian authorities against peaceful protesters. UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay called for Syria to immediately halt the killings and violence against civilian protesters in response to the fatal shootings of peaceful anti-government protesters

Report by Reuben