Supporting the future of Syria and the region – Brussels III conference, 12-14 March 2019

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The third Brussels Conference on Supporting the future of Syria and the region was held on 12-14 March 2019.

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Over 20 international organisations, UN agencies and 57 countries came together to participate in this conference, which aims to support the future of Syria and the region. The conference succeeded in mobilising aid to Syrians inside the country and in the neighbouring countries - including for hosting communities - through pledges totalling US$ 7 billion (€ 6.2 billion) for 2019, and multi-year pledges of close to US$ 2.4 billion (€ 2.1 billion) for 2020 and beyond. The co-chairs of the conference - European Union and United Nations - adopted a joint declaration. A number of side and cultural events were also held.

Source Link https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/meetings/international-ministerial-meetings/2019/03/12-14/
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Commentary and Analysis
EurActiv, 12/03/2019: Here’s what the Brussels conference can do for Syria’s children https://www.euractiv.com/section/development-policy/opinion/heres-what-the-brussels-conference-can-do-for-syrias-children/
The Guardian, 13/03/2019: UN plan for Syria should take priority https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/mar/13/un-plan-for-syria-should-take-priority

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The Guardian, 11/03/2019: Syria's neighbours press for help to return refugees https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/mar/11/syrias-neighbours-press-for-help-to-return-refugees
Reuters, 14/03/2019: U.N. raises $7 billion for Syria from donors https://www.reuters.com/article/idUSKCN1QV144
EurActiv, 14/03/2019: Return of refugees to Syria timidly comes on the agenda https://www.euractiv.com/section/global-europe/news/return-of-refugees-to-syria-timidly-comes-on-the-agenda/
Hürriyet Daily News, 14/03/2019: EU to transfer 1.5 billion euros for Syrians in Turkey: Mogherini http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/eu-to-transfer-1-5-bln-euro-grant-for-syrians-in-turkey-mogherini-141893
Deutsche Welle, 14/03/2019: Syria donor conference brings pledges of $7 billion for refugees https://p.dw.com/p/3F4pz
The Guardian, 14/03/2019: Billions pledged to help refugees inside Syria and on borders https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/mar/14/billions-pledged-to-help-refugees-inside-syria-and-on-borders

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UN: News, 14/03/2019: UN welcomes 'record' Brussels conference pledge of nearly $7 billion to support Syrians https://news.un.org/en/story/2019/03/1034661
Brussels III Conference on 'Supporting the future of Syria and the region': co-chairs declaration https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/press/press-releases/2019/03/14/brussels-iii-conference-on-supporting-the-future-of-syria-and-the-region-co-chairs-declaration/
European Commission: Press Release, 14/03/2019: Syria crisis: EU mobilises renewed international support, record overall pledge of €8.3 billion for 2019 and beyond http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-19-1628_en.htm

ESO Records
2nd Brussels Conference on supporting the future of Syria and the region, 24-25 April 2018 https://www.europeansources.info/record/brussels-ii-conference-on-supporting-the-future-of-syria-and-the-region-24-25-april-2018/

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