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UN envoy wants action on Syria's missing, new constitution

Feb. 28, 2019 9:33 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The new U.N. special envoy for Syria said Thursday his goals in the period ahead are to achieve "concrete action" on detained and missing people and the convening of a committee to draft a new constitution for the war-torn country "as soon as possible." Geir Pedersen said he also...

New UN Syria envoy sees opportunity in constitution process

Feb. 15, 2019 1:59 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The new U.N. envoy for Syria said Friday that the long-delayed formation of a committee to draft a new constitution for Syria is "a potential door-opener for the political process" and he hopes to see it meet in Geneva "as soon as possible." But Geir Pedersen stressed that the...