United Nations (UN)
Ninety-six (96) local, regional, and international organizations and entities (prime actors) have been identified as influential in the life of Syria. In the chart below, the left column ranks the prime actors from most influential in shaping the life in Syria (Russia) to the least influential (Relief International).
The chart also shows the classification of prime actors into five stances indicating the actor's support and contribution to inclusive nationalism for Syria, starting from the most committed (Core) to the least committed (Saboteur).
Amount of influence of the United Nations in the life of Syria, and their commitment to inclusive nationalism for Syria.
25 prime actors participated in the following:
- Determining the rank of the United Nations according to the amount of its influence on life in Syria. As shown in the chart below, the United Nations ranked 38th most influential prime actor.
- Assessing and classifying the United Nations according to its commitment to inclusive nationalism for Syria (also indicated in the same row by the colored rectangle). Of the 25 prime actors who participated in the assessments, more agreed that the UN falls under the category of 'Opportunistic'. A prime actor assessed as Opportunistic is seen as willing to build a sovereign, stable, inclusive, and developing Syria, but only when it serves its own interests.
In response to the question, “How is the United Nations important in the life of Syria?”
Round 3 participants stated (Nov. 2016 - Jul. 2017):
"They have the potential to have a lot of influence, but choose to work through the Assad regime even while condemning him. This limits them. Russia and the United States also supersede them for their own agendas.” (233121)
"They were unfair to Syria. All their decisions helped to stop the revolution.” (231211)
"They have been able to pass resolutions lately. They have observers now to watch the evacuation of Aleppo.” (238631)