the largest contingent to UNDOF. I am receiving daily reports fromthe Force Commander of UNDOF and they are now on full alert takingall necessary preparations considering what is happening in Syria.We also discussed the rule of law, an issue that Austria and PresidentFischer has been very active in promoting at the United Nations.I know this is something to which President Fischer attaches greatimportance, and I look forward to seeing President Fischer in New Yorkin September for the General Assembly’s High Level Meeting on theRule of Law – the first such event of its kind on this subject.I also thanked President Fischer for Austria’s strong support of humanrights and also human security. Their contribution in the HumanRights Council is very much appreciated. And I expressed gratitudefor Austria’s continued commitment to promoting peace anddevelopment in the Western Balkans, including Austria’s successfulintegration of 80,000 refugees from Bosnia and Herzegovina. Iunderstand that President Fischer is also taking a very importantinitiative of visiting those countries including Croatia soon.We also discussed Libya, Iran and the Middle East peace process.On Syria, I continue to be gravely concerned at the level of violenceand mounting loss of life.I call again on the Syrian government to comply with internationalhumanitarian law and immediately end the shelling and use of forceagainst civilians.The High Commissioner for Human Rights told the General Assemblyon Monday, February 13th, that Syrian security forces have killed wellover 5,400 people last year -- men, women, children…militarypersonnel who refuse to shoot civilians.Thousands more are reported missing; 25,000people have fled toother countries; and more than 70,000 are estimated to have beeninternally displaced.Every day those numbers rise. We seen neighborhoods shelledindiscriminately. Hospitals used as torture centers. Children as youngas ten years old jailed and abused. We see almost certain crimesagainst humanity.