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Special Representative for Syria


Special Representative Lakhdar Brahimi (Archive Photo)

The United Nations and the League of Arab States cooperate to help explore a peaceful, political solution to the conflict in Syria through the Joint Special Representative for Syria. 

In August 2012, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced the appointment of Lakhdar Brahimi as Joint Special Representative for Syria. Mr. Brahimi, a former UN envoy in Afghanistan, Iraq, Haiti and South Africa, replaced Joint Special Envoy Kofi Annan.

The Office of the Joint Special Representative is based in Cairo, with a branch in Damascus headed by Mokhtar Lamani.

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