UN secretary-general to appoint Geir Peders as Syria envoy

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has informed the Security Council that he wishes to appoint the veteran Norwegian diplomat Geir Pedersen as his special envoy for Syria.

by

    Norwegian Diplomat Geir Pedersen is set to take over as the United Nations special envoy for Syria.

    He has the unenviable task of leading negotiations to end the complex seven-year war.

    His predecessor, Staffan de Mistura, announced he was stepping down earlier this month.

    Al Jazeera's James Bays reports from the United Nations.


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Trichster: A moment of childhood trauma and a minefield of scabs

    Trichster: A moment of childhood trauma and a minefield of scabs

    How an act of abuse on a Kolkata rooftop led to anxiety, triggering the hair-pulling disorder trichotillomania.

    What it means to love a dead child

    What it means to love a dead child

    You must forget all you thought you knew about grief when the landscape of your life has been demolished.

    'Butchered': The Kenyan FGM clinic serving Europeans

    'Butchered': The Kenyan FGM clinic serving Europeans

    Kenya banned FGM in 2011, but Europeans still bring their daughters to underground clinics there to be cut.