The sculpture "Non-Violence" in front of the UN Headquarters in New York. UN Photo/Pernaca Sudhakaran

Letter to Ban Ki-moon

Along with many different international youth organizations and earlier youth delegates, we, Sabrina and Patrick have signed the following letter to the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. In this initiative, we demand that the UN and the Secretary-General react to the crimes of the Syrian regime and protect the universal and inalienable rights of rights of the Syrian population.  


To: Ban Ki-moon, Secretary General of the United Nations 
June 7, 2012
Honorable UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon,
The signing Youth-led Organizations, Regional and National Youth Councils, as well as official Youth Delegates to the UN, send you this letter to condemn the violent acts and massacres carried out by the Syrian regime against the Syrian people, including innocent women and children.As the people and youth of the Arab World continue to fight for their lost political and human rights, the Syrian Regime continues to kill and carry out military operations with heavy weaponry to crush the dissent. Thousands have been killed and the international community has not yet stood up to protect the Syrian people, their rights and universal values and morals, let alone propose any serious resolution by the Security Council.

We are addressing you to express the need to take action against this regime, that has not
committed to the plan brought forward by Mr Kofi Annan or any other international actor. The
youth of the world are deeply troubled and saddened by the situation in Syria, and believe that
there is no agenda or special interest that could excuse the death of the Syrian people.
With reference to the UN Security Council Resolution no.1612 on Children in Armed Conflict,
UN Security Council Resolution no.1325 on Women, Peace, and Security, the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, the Charter of the United Nations, and Universal Values and Human Rights, we emphasize the need for the United Nations and the International Community to propose and implement a quick and swift end to this situation. Under your leadership, we have faith that the United Nations will take serious action to protect the lives of those people that practiced their natural right of expression and assembly.

Your sincerely,


UN Youth Delegates:

Abdulaziz Tarabzoni – Former UN Youth Delegate of Saudi Arabia

Christoffer Grønstad – Former UN Youth Delegate of Norway

Laura Crivelli- Former UN Youth Delegate of Switzerland

Monika Mareková – UN Youth Delegate of Slovakia

Patrick Rohde – UN Youth Delegate of Germany

Ploypailin Rupavijetra – Former UN Youth Delegate of Thailand

Sabrina Reindl – UN Youth Delegate of Germany


International Youth Organizations and Councils:

European Youth Forum (YFJ)

Global Young Greens

International Young Catholic Students (IYCS)