Supporting the future of Syria and the region – Brussels IV conference, 30 June 2020

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The fourth Brussels Conference on Supporting the future of Syria and the region was held on 30 June 2020. It was held in a virtual format on this occasion. The Conference was co-chaired by the European Union (EU) and the United Nations (UN).

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The poor humanitarian situation of those displaces and taking refuge in Syria's neighbouring countries became even more challenging following the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. The Conference was seen as an opportunity to gather relevant actors to effectively address the situation in Syria and across its region, as the conflict entered its tenth year.

The previous Brussels Conferences brought together a part of the international community and served to catalyse and relaunch dialogue and to back UN efforts in favour of a political solution to the Syrian conflict in line with UN Security Council Resolution 2254. They also allowed the donor community to pledge vital support for the Syrian population and for neighbouring countries hosting Syrian refugees.

The Council of the European Union published on 26 June 2020 a tracking report on delivery against the pledges made at the third Brussels Conference.

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Commentary and Analysis
Amnesty International: News, 23/06/2020: Recommendations ahead of the Brussels IV Conference on Supporting the Future of Syria and the Region, June 2020 https://www.amnesty.eu/news/amnesty-international-recommendations-ahead-of-the-brussels-iv-conference-on-supporting-the-future-of-syria-and-the-region-june-2020/
Foreign Policy, 24/06/2020: How to Aid Syria Without Aiding Assad https://foreignpolicy.com/2020/06/24/how-to-aid-syria-without-aiding-assad/
EUObserver, 29/06/2020: What hope for this Syrian donor conference? https://euobserver.com/opinion/148763

News
TASS, 17/06/2020: EU foreign policy chief hopes for Lavrov’s participation in Syria donor conference https://tass.com/politics/1168441
Associated Press, 25/06/2020: UN food agency calls for aid to prevent another Syria exodus https://apnews.com/9ea71ca96097246ec38dee6d69a43f65
The Guardian, 30/06/2020: UN: Syria needs $10bn in aid to combat impact of war and coronavirus https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jun/30/un-syria-needs-10bn-in-aid-to-combat-impact-of-war-and-coronavirus
TRT World, 30/06/2020: EU and UN donors pledge $7.7B to tackle Syria humanitarian crisis https://www.trtworld.com/middle-east/eu-and-un-donors-pledge-7-7b-to-tackle-syria-humanitarian-crisis-37751
Reuters, 30/06/2020: U.N. raises $7.7 billion for Syrians beset by war and COVID-19 https://www.reuters.com/article/idUSKBN241001
Euronews, 30/06/2020: EU should use fundraising conference to shape Syria crisis, says MEP https://www.euronews.com/2020/06/30/eu-should-use-fundraising-conference-to-shape-syria-crisis-says-mep
EurActiv, 01/07/2020: International donors pledge $7.7 billion in aid to Syria https://www.euractiv.com/section/global-europe/news/international-donors-pledge-7-7-billion-in-aid-to-syria/

Official
EU EEAS: Press Release, 03/06/2020: Syria: IV Brussels Conference on Supporting the Future of Syria and the Region https://eeas.europa.eu/headquarters/headquarters-homepage_en/75709/
Supporting Syria and the region: Post-Brussels conference financial tracking, June 2020 https://www.consilium.europa.eu/media/44710/ec-syria-tracking-report_nine.pdf
Council of the European Union: Press Release, 26/06/2020: "Supporting the future of Syria and the region" conference: new financial tracking report published https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/press/press-releases/2020/06/26/supporting-the-future-of-syria-and-the-region-conference-new-financial-tracking-report-published/
EU EEAS: News, 27/06/2020: Brussels IV Conference on Supporting the Future of Syria and the Region https://eeas.europa.eu/headquarters/headquarters-homepage/81412/
UN Development Programme: Press Release, 29/06/2020: UN chiefs urge sustained support to Syrians and the region ahead of the fourth Brussels Conference https://www.undp.org/content/brussels/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/un-chiefs-urge-sustained-support-to-syrians-and-the-region-ahead.html
UN OCHA: Supporting the Future of Syria and the Region, 30 June 2020 https://www.unocha.org/supporting-future-syria-and-region-30-june-2020
Council of the European Union: Supporting the future of Syria and the region - Brussels IV Conference, 30 June 2020 https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/meetings/international-ministerial-meetings/2020/06/30/
European Commission: Press Release, 30/06/2020: Syrian crisis: EU mobilises an overall pledge of €6.9 billion for 2020 and beyond https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/ip_20_1211
S&D Group: Newsroom, 30/06/2020: EU member states should step up efforts supporting Syrian people, but no normalisation with Assad regime https://www.socialistsanddemocrats.eu/newsroom/sds-eu-member-states-should-step-efforts-supporting-syrian-people-no-normalisation-assad-0
Belgium: Ministry of Foreign Affairs: News, 30/06/2020: Minister Philippe Goffin announces € 24.7 million in humanitarian aid for Syria https://diplomatie.belgium.be/en/newsroom/news/2020/minister_philippe_goffin_announces_humanitarian_aid_syria
United States: Press Statement, 30/06/2020: The United States Announces Additional Humanitarian Assistance for the Syrian People https://www.state.gov/the-united-states-announces-additional-humanitarian-assistance-for-the-syrian-people/
Council of the European Union: Press Release, 30/06/2020: Brussels IV Conference on 'Supporting the future of Syria and the region': co-chairs' declaration https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/press/press-releases/2020/06/30/brussels-iv-conference-on-supporting-the-future-of-syria-and-the-region-co-chairs-declaration/
UN Development Programme: News, 01/07/2020: International community pledges US$5.5 billion for the Syria crisis response in 2020, in Syria and neighbouring countries https://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/news-centre/news/2020/International_Community_pledges_55BN_for_Syria_Crisis_Response_2020.html

ESO Records
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/
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/
Supporting the future of Syria and the region – Brussels III conference, 12-14 March 2019 https://www.europeansources.info/record/supporting-the-future-of-syria-and-the-region-brussels-iii-conference-12-14-march-2019/

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