United Nations Security Council Resolution 2254

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UN Security Council
Resolution 2254
Syria (orthographic projection).svg
Date18 December 2015
Meeting no.7588
CodeS/RES/2254 (Document)
SubjectRoad Map for Peace in Syria
Voting summary
  • 15[1] voted for
  • None voted against
  • None abstained
  • None absent
Security Council composition
Permanent members
Non-permanent members

The United Nations Security Council Resolution 2254 was unanimously adopted on 18 December 2015. It calls for a ceasefire and political settlement in Syria.[2][3]

The resolution[edit]

The resolution demands that all parties immediately cease any attacks against civilian targets, it urges all Member States to support efforts to achieve a ceasefire and requests the U.N. to convene the parties to engage in formal negotiations in early January 2016.

Groups seen as "terrorist groups" by the U.N. Security Council, including the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant and the al-Nusra Front, are excluded. Offensive and defensive actions against such groups will continue. A mechanism to monitor the ceasefire will be set up.[2][3]

Within 18 months, free and fair elections will be held under U.N. supervision. The political transition will be Syrian-led.[3]


The UN Resolution 2254 was invoked by Iran, Russia, and Turkey as the legal basis for the political process required to solve the Syrian conflict, at the first round of the Astana Talks in January 2017."[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Security Council Unanimously Adopts Resolution 2254 (2015), Endorsing Road Map for Peace Process in Syria, Setting Timetable for Talks". U.N. 18 December 2015.
  2. ^ a b "UN Security Council unanimously adopts Syrian roadmap resolution". RT. 18 December 2015.
  3. ^ a b c "Syria war: UN Security Council unanimously backs peace plan". BBC. 18 December 2015.
  4. ^ "Astana joint statement by Iran, Russia, Turkey: in full". Aljazeera.

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