Secretary-General's Special Envoy Staffan de Mistura in Old City of Homs. Photo UN/Juliette Touma

In July 2014, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced the appointment of Staffan de Mistura, who had previously served as head of the UN missions in Iraq and Afghanistan. Ramzy Ezzeldin Ramzy serves as the Deputy Special Envoy for Syria.

Mr. de Mistura succeeds Lakhdar Brahimi and Kofi Annan, who had both served as Joint Special Representatives in coordination with the League of Arab States.

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