First round of Syria peace talks will end tomorrow with little headway – UN-Arab League envoy

After a “tense but rather promising” meeting today between representatives of the Syrian Government and the main opposition group on reaching a political end to the country’s three-year-civil war, the United Nations/Arab League mediator said that the first round of talks will end tomorrow with no serious breakthrough and no major change in the position of either side. Read more     ...

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UN Women to convene a meeting with Syrian women to support peace efforts

UN Women together with the Government of the Netherlands will convene a two-day meeting (12-13 January) of Syrian women in Geneva, Switzerland. The meeting is part of the UN’s longer-term efforts to support Syrian women and civil society’s contribution to peace efforts. A press conference will be held at the end of the meeting, on 13 January. Read more   ...

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