UNA-UK Chairman on Syria in the Guardian newspaper

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On 15 May, UNA-UK's Chairman, Sir Jeremy Greenstock, had an article published in the Guardian newspaper on the prospects for an international conference on Syria, recently proposed by the US and Russia.

Sir Jeremy calls for a new kind of diplomacy in tackling Syria, noting the 'courageous' but ultimately failed efforts of Kofi Annan and Lakhdar Brahimi to find a political solution. An international conference would provide a framework of 'strong and co-ordinated outside assistance', and should be shaped now in anticipation of the civil war that is still to come.

Whilst negotiations for a conference are ongoing, the UN General Assembly yesterday passed its fifth resolution on