Lakhdar Brahimi is a veteran politician and was UN and Arab League Envoy to Syria until he resigned in May 2014. He has spent much of life seeking peace and stability in troubled areas. Brahimi is a member of the ‘The Elders’ group which aims to promote peaceful resolution of conflicts. He played a major role in the ‘The Taif Agreement’, which managed to end 17 years of civil war in Lebanon. He then became Special Representative for the United Nations and was sent on missions to South Africa, Haiti, Nigeria, Cameroon, Burundi, Sudan, Afghanistan, Zaire, Yemen, Angola, Liberia, the Ivory Coast and finally to Syria after the resignation of Kofi Annan. He resigned from this post in May 2014.
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