By Julie Mandoyan | August 2, 2012 - 19:00 GMT
Over the last sixteen months, 20,000 people have died in civil violence opposing partisans of the ruling government run by Bashar Al-Assad and his opponents. Upon Kofi Annan's resignation as the UN-Arab League Joint Special Envoy, does anyone still believe or wish for a peaceful settlement for Syria?
Today (2 August), Kofi Annan, jointly appointed by the Arab League and the United Nations as their envoy to solve the Syrian crisis, announced his resignation effective on the 31st of August. The prospect had been looming since the Action Group conference, as the former UN Secretary General repeatedly urged towards more unity for a realizable transition, without which he declared himself powerless. In June and July, The Global Journal noted the unanswered appeal of the Joint Special Envoy (JSE). To read the full article click here . Photo © Julie Mandoyan for The Global Journal
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