Security Council fails to adopt enforcement decisions on SyriaListen /
The Security Council has failed to adopt resolutions on Syria under a chapter in the United Nations Charter that gives enforcement powers to maintain international peace and security.
That's what Ambassador Néstor Osorio of Colombia told the Security Council on as he introduced its annual draft report to the General Assembly.
He described the period from August 2011 to July 2012, covered in the report, as "troubled and eventful."
"In the case of Syria, domestic violence has reached extreme levels. The Council has adopted various press statements, as well as Resolutions 2042 and 2043, but its calls have not been heard. In trying to take decisions under Chapter VII of the Charter, the Security Council was split, and on three opportunities, the latest in July, we failed in our attempt to adopt resolutions under this chapter."
Ambassador Osorio said the importance and responsibility of the Security Council to maintain international peace and security has become ever more paramount.