Office of the UN Special Envoy for Syria

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The work of Office of the UN Special Envoy for Syria (OSE-Syria) is guided by Security Council resolution 2254 (2015). The resolution takes a comprehensive view on the issues that need to be addressed to end the Syrian conflict and bring stability and genuine peace.

Resolution 2254 begins by affirming commitment to the sovereignty, unity, independence and territorial integrity of Syria and provides a roadmap for a truly Syrian-led and -owned political process that is facilitated by the UN in Geneva. The resolution states that real peace process in Syria needs to be owned by the Syrians – including with the meaningful participation of Syrian women – for it to be sustainable. It further addresses issues of governance, the constitutional process, and UN-supervised elections within that context.

Resolution 2254 further demands compliance with international law, stresses protection of civilians and unfettered humanitarian access, a nationwide ceasefire that is linked to the political process, also addressing terrorism, the implementation of confidence-building measures, safe and voluntary refugee returns, and the release arbitrarily detained persons.

The OSE-Syria is comprised of a Geneva-based office headed by Special Envoy Geir O. Pedersen and Deputy Special Envoy Khawla Matar. The Envoy also has an office in Damascus headed by Marianne Gasser.

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