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The United Nations Secretary-General has conducted a study on “how to bolster efforts, including through existing measures and mechanisms, to clarify the fate and whereabouts of missing people in the Syrian Arab Republic, identify human remains and provide support to their families, in consultation with the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and based on the recommendations of the Commission of Inquiry, with the full and meaningful participation of victims, survivors and their families and in consultation with other relevant actors,” in accordance with paragraph 64 of the United Nations General Assembly Resolution 76/228 adopted on 24 December 2021.

The undersigned victims, survivors, and families’ associations welcome the recommendations made by the report released by the Secretary-General on August 30, 2022, which include a proposal for a new international institution on missing persons in Syria, and regard that as a crucial step toward revealing the fate and whereabouts of the missing and forcibly disappeared in Syria.