SYRIA: THE FUTURE

As the Syrian Civil War reaches looks at its seventh year, the global community faces a dire situation. An estimated 500,000 Syrians have lost their lives and approximately 11 million have been displaced. Facing a civil war turned global crisis, we welcome and applaud the willingness of the delegations gathering for this conference to engage with each other to seek an end to this conflict and to help ensure a lasting peace.

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Refugee Repatriation Quotas

The Committee on Cross-Border Issues has come up with a plan for repatriation of Syrian refugees from Jordan, Lebanon, Germany, Turkey, and Egypt. Humanitarian NGOs and the Moscow Group lobbied hard and eventually came  up with annual quotas for refugees to be resettled under supervision of the Humanitarian Council. These are upper limits on the number of Syrian refugees that can be resettled from each of the countries listed. The vote in favour of the quotas was almost unanimous.

  • In 2017, Turkey will send 100000, Lebanon 250000.
  • In 2018, Turkey will send 250000, Lebanon 350000, Jordan 130000, Egypt 50000, and Germany 70000.
  • In 2019, Turkey will send 550000, Lebanon 400000, Jordan 400000, Egypt 50000, and Germany 150000.
  • In 2020, Turkey will send 650000, Lebanon 400000, Jordan 300000, Egypt 50000, and Germany 100000.
  • In 2021, Turkey will send 900000, Lebanon 300000, and Jordan 300000.

Because there will still be many Syrian refugees still living in these countries 5 years from now, several nations that are donors to the Humanitarian Council also committed to provide the necessary financial resources for safe and healthy living environments for the refugees in Turkey, Lebanon, Egypt, and Jordan. The countries that have agreed to provide the necessary financial resources are: U.S., Saudi Arabia, France, UK, Oman, and Iran (only to Shi’ite refugees).

*Note: These dates and numbers are dependent on the immediate establishment of a ceasefire between Syrian rebel groups and the Syrian government. All efforts must be directed to fighting terrorist groups and creating territory for expanding the safe zones and allowing for the sooner return of Syrian refugees.

Kurdish Secession clause in Constitution

Governance committee agrees to constitutional clause as follows: If a Kurdish secession referendum passes by simple majority after 2 elections cycles or if govt. collapses, Kurds may secede. Agree to disassociation with  PKK.

Hezbollah Removes Munitions from Syria

Resolution 5

Adopted by the Committee for Economic Reconstruction at its 1st meeting, on 8 April 2017

Hezbollah,

Recognizing the turbulent situation in Syria, and

Hoping to ease the conflict,

has decided to transport all controlled munitions from Syria to Lebanon. In return, the internal community will assist the Lebanese government with funding, training, and material aid to help address the refugee crisis and damaged infrastructure.

Interim Leader

The Governance Committee has agreed to appoint Riyad Farid Hijab head of the interim government by simple majority. The Syrian Government has opposed this and vows to resist. More negotiation necessary.

Committee for Economic Reconstruction; PYD Renounces PKK

Resolution 4

Adopted by the Committee for Economic Reconstruction at its 1st meeting, on 8 April 2017

The PYD,

Understanding the turbulent relationship between the PKK and Turkey,

Recognizing Turkey’s offer of alliance, and

Welcoming the opportunity to mend the relationship between the PYD and Turkey,

 

Officially renounces any ties to the PKK, and officially begins negotiations with Turkey

 

Local Security Agreement to Empower Local Municipalities

The Local Security Committee grants the current local municipalities the ability to provide their own law and security forces, following the guidelines established by the Interim Government of Syria. These solutions are temporary and will be re-evaluated in six months. A committee will be created for the purpose of overseeing the various local groups and prevent corruption within these local authorities. Shia forces will have authority around the Lebanon-Syria border, the PYD will have control in their own state, which is the northeastern region of Syria. The Islamic State and Jabhat al-Nusra will be continued to be fought in the country and are not included in this agreement. The Syrian Government will have control in the western region of Syria, where they currently have control. An integration system will be implemented with the purpose of facilitating the cooperation between the police forces and militias. Integration programs, such as a training sessions, will be required by the committee and provided to militia members so they can be successfully reintegrated back into society. If any of the local security forces fail to comply with the guidelines established by the Syrian Government, their ability to oversee their respective area will be rescinded and the Syrian Government will take control of the areas.

 

Members of the Committee for Economic Reconstruction agree to fund humanitarian NGOs

 

Resolution 3

Adopted by the Committee for Economic Reconstruction at its 1st meeting, on 8 April 2017

        The countries Russia, Turkey, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, and the United States:

Recalling their previous interest in the stability of the state of Syria,

Expressing their concern with the humanitarian situation in Syria,

        Aware of the potentially staggering human costs of  of inaction, and

Following the institution of a new government which is not Assad or Assad’s,

Do resolve to fund humanitarian nongovernmental organizations in their efforts to reconstruct Syria.

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