At its meeting in Vienna on 6 September, 2013, the members of the International Coordinating Committee of the World Public Forum “Dialogue of Civilizations" adopted the following resolution:
The entire World is deeply concerned about the recent developments in the Syrian crisis. We – members of the global family of WPF “Dialogue of Civilizations” – condemn very firmly the use of chemical weapons by any party involved in this conflict. Their use is prohibited under international law and international conventions adopted following the horrors of the First World War.
At the same time we oppose equally firmly any unilateral military intervention in Syria in violation of international law and the UN charter.
The first and most noble task of the international community is to help end the suffering of the Syrian population through diplomatic efforts and political dialogue. To this end we propose an international peace conference on Syria to be convened at the earliest possible time. Such a conference must involve all regional states and actors as well as the members of the UN Security Council. To avoid any further deterioration and to mitigate human suffering, a total arms embargo should be imposed immediately on all sides in the Syrian conflict.
International Coordinating Committee of the WPF “Dialogue of Civilizations”,
Vienna, 6 September, 2013