Syria; Settlements; The SC; Egypt; Kenya

Syria: It was reported today that the leader of the major opposition coalition in Syria, Moaz Al Khatib, might be willing to talk to representatives of the Syrian Government. In reaction to the news, Lakhdar Brahimi noted that, although attempts at negotiation thus far have been unsuccessful, the report “is worthy of note.

Syria; Pledging Conference; DSG; UNDP; Somalia

Syria: Joint Special Representative Lakhdar Brahimi briefed the SC and the press yesterday about the political situation in Syria. He urged the Security Council to go beyond disagreement and take action, making the necessary changes needed to the Geneva Communiqué that can be used to come to a political solution.

Mali; HRC; Egypt; Libya

Mali: USG for DPA, Jeffrey Feltman, represented the UN at the donors’ conference for Mali held on Tuesday at the AU headquarters in Addis Ababa.