2nd Brussels Conference on supporting the future of Syria and the region, 24-25 April 2018

Publication Date April 2018
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Second edition of the Brussels Conference on Supporting the future of Syria and the region, held on 24-25 April 2018.

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The conference began with a presentation to the participants of the story of Farah, a six years old girl who lives in Zaatari camp in Jordan. It served as a direct reminder of the reason why 57 countries, 10 regional organisations and 19 UN agencies came together to participate in an international conference on supporting the future of Syria and the region.

The conference was the opportunity to gather political support for the UN-led peace process. It also succeeded in mobilising humanitarian aid to Syrians inside the country and in the neighbouring countries, including for hosting communities, through pledges totalling $ 4.4 billion (€ 3.5 billion) for 2018, as well as multi-year pledges of $ 3.4 billion (€ 2.7 billion) for 2019-2020.

On 8 March 2019, a report was published giving account on the progress achieved against those pledges.

Source Link http://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/meetings/international-ministerial-meetings/2018/04/24-25/
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The Guardian, 25.04.18: Donor conference for Syrian refugees falls $5bn short of UN target https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/apr/25/un-eu-conference-syrian-aid
Reuters, 25.04.18: Syria donors fall short without US aid, warn of cruel end-game https://in.reuters.com/article/idINKBN1HW26G
Hürriyet Daily News, 25.04.18: Bring Syria to peace talks, EU tells Russia, Iran http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/eu-urges-russia-iran-turkey-to-push-assad-to-negotiation-table-130855
Euronews, 25.04.18: UN and EU make call for peace and funds at Syria conference http://www.euronews.com/2018/04/25/un-and-eu-make-call-for-peace-and-funds-at-syria-conference
EurActiv, 25.04.18: Donors set to stump up billions for Syria https://www.euractiv.com/section/global-europe/news/donors-set-to-stump-up-billions-for-syria/
TASS, 25.04.18: EU makes mistake refusing to invite Damascus to donor conference - Russian envoy http://tass.com/politics/1001656
RTÉ News, 24.04.18: EU-UN conference on Syria crisis being held in Brussels https://www.rte.ie/news/2018/0424/956724-eu_un_syria/
Politico, 24.04.18: EU and UN call for restarting Syria peace talks https://www.politico.eu/article/eu-and-un-call-for-restarting-syria-peace-talks-federica-mogherini-staffan-de-mistura/

Brussels II Conference on 'Supporting the future of Syria and the region': co-chairs declaration http://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/press/press-releases/2018/04/25/brussels-ii-conference-on-supporting-the-future-of-syria-and-the-region-co-chairs-declaration/
UNHCR: News, 25.04.18: Donors pledge US$4.4 billion to meet needs for Syria http://www.unhcr.org/news/latest/2018/4/5ae0b5924/donors-pledge-us44-billion-meet-needs-syria.html
France: Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Syria – France’s contribution to the Brussels II conference (Brussels, April 25) https://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/en/country-files/syria/events/article/syria-france-s-contribution-to-the-brussels-ii-conference-brussels-april-25
Council of the European Union: Press Release, 08/03/2019: 'Supporting the future of Syria and the region': financial tracking report https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/press/press-releases/2019/03/08/supporting-the-future-of-syria-and-the-region-financial-tracking-report/

ESO Records
First Brussels Conference on supporting the future of Syria and the region, 4-5 April 2017 https://www.europeansources.info/record/brussels-conference-on-supporting-the-future-of-syria-and-the-region-4-5-april-2017/

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