The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) is charged with maintaining international peace and security. It has five permanent members – China, France, Russia, the United States, and the United Kingdom. There are also ten non-permanent members which are elected for two-year terms by the General Assembly.

The Netherlands is currently a non-permanent member and will chair the UNSC in March. This is a big deal as it allows the Dutch government to include items on the agenda. With this in mind, the World Council of Arameans (Syriacs) has submitted a letter to the Dutch government which we have signed.

The letter calls on the Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ms Sigrid Kaag, to put the ‘critical question of the perpetrators and victims of the ISIS Genocide on the United Nations Security Council agenda in March’. The full letter can be read HERE.

The letter puts three questions to the fore – How will the UNSC respond to ISIS’ genocide in Iraq and Syria? What will the UNSC do to bring ISIS members to justice, including those foreign fighters who have returned home? What assistance will the UNSC give to the victims of ISIS so that they can return home?

Other signatories to the letter include: ADF InternationalRoads of Success, and Aramese Federatie Nederland.

We will keep you posted.