UN council adopts resolution urging Syria to provide access for humanitarian workers

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The UN Human Rights Council adopted a resolution Thursday (March 1st) urging the Syrian government to end human rights violations and called on President Bashar Assad's regime to allow the UN and other humanitarian agencies "free and unimpeded access" to the country, AFP reported.

The council's 47 members voted on the draft resolution, of which 37 voted in favour.

This was the fourth time the council condemned human rights violations by the Syrian regime. It has held three special sessions on Syria since protests began in the country in March 2011.

The Syrian Foreign Ministry said Thursday (March 1st) that it is prepared to discuss a date for a visit by Valerie Amos, the UN undersecretary-general for humanitarian affairs, to Syria, AFP reported.

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