Delegate Name: Allyson Gilliland
11 – 22 – 2022
SUBMITTED TO: Security Council
SUBJECT: Situation in Syria
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The Syrian civil war is an ongoing casualty ridden civil war in Syria fought between the Syrian Arab Republic and various domestic and foreign forces. Civil unrest in Syria began in 2011 out of the Spring protests from discontent with the Syrian government, which eventually escalated to an armed conflict after protests calling for Assad’s removal, these efforts were violently suppressed. The Syrian Armed Forces and its domestic and international allies represent the Syrian Arab Republic and the Assad regime. Opposed to it is the Syrian Interim Government. The peak of the war was around 2015; violence in the country has since diminished, but the situation remains a crisis. Many foreign countries have directly involved themselves in the conflict and provide support to one of the factions. Over the course of the war, a number of peace initiatives have been launched, including the Geneva peace talks led by the United Nations, but fighting has continued. As of 2015, 3.8 million citizens of Syria have been made refugees.
In 2019, Ireland received an initial influx of refugees after arrangements were made and interviews took place. However, Ireleand feels this would not have been necessary if words of peace had ever been successfully spoken. More actions need to be taken to fight for peace. The country of Ireland feels that others should not jump swiftly to violent conclusions when a peaceful approach doesn’t initially work out. Doing this shows inability to strive for peace. There is no fast solution but this is definitely something to work towards. While waiting for this solution, the use of missiles and gasses need to be halted immediately from both sides. The civilian casualties are not worth the intended outcome. Instead of sending the military to fight, send the military to help create peace.