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Kofi Annan named UN-Arab League envoy to Syria | Boston.com, Al Jazeera

Former U.N. secretary-general Kofi Annan on Thursday was appointed the joint United Nations-Arab League envoy on the Syrian crisis with a mandate to bring an end to the violence and promote a peaceful political solution.

Annan’s successor, Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon, and Arab League Secretary-General Nabil Elaraby announced the appointment ahead of Friday’s major international conference on Syria in Tunisia’s capital.

The announcement said that as the U.N.-Arab League special envoy, Annan will work on bringing an end to “all violence and human rights violations, and promoting a peaceful solution to the Syrian crisis.’’

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