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Geir Pedersen added : "The next round of discussions will start on November 25," External link

presstv Sunday, November 17, 2019 11:10:00 AM EAT

Geir Pedersen added : "The next round of discussions will start on November 25," External link

globalsecurity Saturday, November 16, 2019 9:16:00 AM EAT

Geir Pedersen added : "The next round of discussions will start on November 25," External link

albawaba-en Friday, November 15, 2019 2:43:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen added : "The next round of discussions will start on November 25," External link

presstv Friday, November 15, 2019 6:14:00 AM EAT

Geir Pedersen told : “We have just concluded what I believe has been two weeks of successful discussions,” External link

yenisafak-en Saturday, November 9, 2019 10:09:00 AM EAT

Geir Pedersen added : "The next round of discussions will start on November 25," External link

globalsecurity Saturday, November 9, 2019 8:58:00 AM EAT

Geir Pedersen said : “They have started to listen to each other very seriously,” “These are sometimes very painful discussions, and it takes courage to sit and listen to the other side presenting its views of these issues but I think we have begun to address both difficult and painful issues” External link

thenational Friday, November 8, 2019 11:56:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen told : "We have just concluded what I believe has been two weeks of successful discussions," External link

haberler-en Friday, November 8, 2019 10:36:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen told : “They have started to listen to each other very seriously,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, November 8, 2019 10:35:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen told : “They have started to listen to each other very seriously,” External link

unmultimedia-en Friday, November 8, 2019 10:17:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen added : "The next round of discussions will start on November 25," External link

presstv Friday, November 8, 2019 9:18:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen added : "The next round of discussions will start on November 25," External link

PressTVEnglish Friday, November 8, 2019 8:54:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen admitted : “we must not place too much hope on this committee, which will not solve the Syrian crisis” External link

ahram-EN Friday, November 8, 2019 8:10:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen said ( about The Syrian ) : “The two co-chairs have agreed to meet here again in 14 days. The next round of discussions will start on November 25,” External link

hurriyetdailynews Friday, November 8, 2019 7:24:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen replied : “We will discuss that during the weekend” External link

hurriyetdailynews Friday, November 8, 2019 7:24:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen said : "The next round of discussions will start on November 25," External link

trust2 Friday, November 8, 2019 7:05:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen said : "The two co-chairs have agreed to meet here again in 14 days. The next round of discussions will start on November 25," External link

trust2 Friday, November 8, 2019 7:05:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen told : “The committee discussed many important issues, mainly Syria’s unity, sovereignty and independence, as well as continuing the fight against terrorism,” External link

Sana-en Friday, November 8, 2019 6:04:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen said : “The next round of discussions will start on November 25,” External link

nrttv Friday, November 8, 2019 5:34:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen said : "The two co-chairs have agreed to meet here again in 14 days. The next round of discussions will start on November 25," External link

trust Friday, November 8, 2019 4:57:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen said : "The next round of discussions will start on November 25," External link

wsau Friday, November 8, 2019 4:52:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen said : "The next round of discussions will start on November 25," External link

news-yahoo Friday, November 8, 2019 4:37:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen said : “The fact that 150 Syrians have been sitting together respecting each other, talking to each otherI think was quite impressive,” External link

aa-en Monday, November 4, 2019 8:41:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen said : “Your duties of course are not only to your own side, but to all members of the Committee,” External link

un-org Monday, November 4, 2019 9:26:00 AM EAT

Geir Pedersen added : “We have agreed on the agenda, note of conduct… and we have agreed on the 45 members of the small committee that will meet next Monday,” External link

Sana-en Saturday, November 2, 2019 3:26:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen dit : "Nous savons tous bien sûr qu'après huit ans et demi de conflit, il existe de profondes différences, beaucoup de suspicion, un manque de confiance" External link

aps-dz Saturday, November 2, 2019 1:35:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen replied : "We will discuss that during the weekend" External link

news-yahoo Saturday, November 2, 2019 2:35:00 AM EAT

Geir Pedersen said : “Your duties of course are not only to your own side, but to all members of the Committee,” External link

un-org Saturday, November 2, 2019 1:24:00 AM EAT

Geir Pedersen said ( about The Syrian ) : "The last two days have been very good," External link

haberler-en Saturday, November 2, 2019 1:00:00 AM EAT

Geir Pedersen said ( about The Syrian ) : “We’ve made an agreement with the opposition and the Syrian government on the intermediary role that the U.N. is due to play, and it’s fixed in the committee’s rules of procedure that that would be our contribution to the process and nobody else is to carry this responsibility,” External link

TheFrontierPost-en Friday, November 1, 2019 5:42:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen said : "Your duties of course are not only to your own side, but to all members of the Committee," External link

irishsun Thursday, October 31, 2019 3:06:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen said : "Your duties of course are not only to your own side, but to all members of the Committee," External link

polandsun Thursday, October 31, 2019 2:41:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen said : "Your duties of course are not only to your own side, but to all members of the Committee," External link

globalsecurity Thursday, October 31, 2019 9:34:00 AM EAT

Geir Pedersen said : "I know that it is not easy for all of you to be here together in this room, and I respect that But the fact that you are here today sitting together face-to-face ready to start a dialogue and negotiations, is, I believe, a powerful sign of hope for Syrians everywhere, both inside and outside the country," External link

globalsecurity Thursday, October 31, 2019 9:34:00 AM EAT

Geir Pedersen said : "I know that it is not easy for all of you to be here together" External link

jordantimes Thursday, October 31, 2019 2:18:00 AM EAT

Geir Pedersen said : "I know that it is not easy for all of you to be here together in this room, and I respect that... But the fact that you are here today sitting together face-to-face ready to start a dialogue and negotiations, is, I believe, a powerful sign of hope for Syrians everywhere, both inside and outside the country," External link

irishsun Thursday, October 31, 2019 1:21:00 AM EAT

Geir Pedersen said : “I know that it is not easy for all of you to be here together in this room, and I respect that… But the fact that you are here today sitting together face-to-face ready to start a dialogue and negotiations, is, I believe, a powerful sign of hope for Syrians everywhere, both inside and outside the country,” External link

voanews-sw Thursday, October 31, 2019 12:57:00 AM EAT

Geir Pedersen said : “I know that it is not easy for all of you to be here together in this room, and I respect that… But the fact that you are here today sitting together face-to-face ready to start a dialogue and negotiations, is, I believe, a powerful sign of hope for Syrians everywhere, both inside and outside the country,” External link

voanews Thursday, October 31, 2019 12:34:00 AM EAT

Geir Pedersen said : “Your duties of course are not only to your own side, but to all members of the Committee,” External link

reliefWeb Wednesday, October 30, 2019 9:59:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen said : "Do not expect me or my team to tell you what to write in your constitution. The future constitution belongs to Syrians, to the Syrian people and them alone" External link

aljazeera-en Wednesday, October 30, 2019 9:42:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen said : “Your duties of course are not only to your own side, but to all members of the Committee,” External link

un-org Wednesday, October 30, 2019 8:38:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen said : “promise to the Syrian people to try in earnest to agree on new constitutional arrangements for Syria’s future- a new social contract to help repair a broken, devastated country,” "The parties are committed to work expeditiously and continuously to achieve progress and produce real results," External link

thenational Wednesday, October 30, 2019 7:04:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen said : "I know that it is not easy for all of you to be here together," External link

afp-en Wednesday, October 30, 2019 4:51:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen told : "We are strongly appealing for the ceasefires to be respected and that we have also been appealing for a nationwide ceasefire to come into effect," External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, October 30, 2019 10:52:00 AM EAT

Geir Pedersen told : “I am optimistic that in the not-too-distant future we will see tangible progress in the discussions,” External link

swissinfo Tuesday, October 29, 2019 1:52:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen said : “It could be a door-opener to a broader political process,” External link

clubofmozambique Tuesday, October 29, 2019 10:36:00 AM EAT

Geir Pedersen said : "The committee's work is based on basic principles that include respect for the sovereignty, unity and territorial integrity of Syria in accordance with the UN Charter and UN Security Council resolutions, especially Resolution No. 2254, in a way that contributes to finding a political solution to the crisis," External link

globalsecurity Tuesday, October 29, 2019 8:51:00 AM EAT

Geir Pedersen told : "We do believe that the fighting going on is just another proof of how important it is to get a serious political process under way that can help sorting out the problems in all of Syria, including the northeast and also Idlib," External link

globalsecurity Tuesday, October 29, 2019 8:51:00 AM EAT

Geir Pedersen said : "It could be a door-opener to a broader political process," External link

jordantimes Tuesday, October 29, 2019 2:20:00 AM EAT

Geir Pedersen noted : "The agreement to establish the Constitutional Committee, with terms of reference and core rules of procedure, marks the first political agreement between the Government of Syria and the opposition," External link

xinhuanet_en Tuesday, October 29, 2019 1:24:00 AM EAT

Geir Pedersen said : "Let me stress that the future constitution of Syria belongs to the Syrian people and to them alone. It is all about meeting the aspirations of the Syrian people," "Syrians, not outsiders, will draft the constitution. And the Syrian people must popularly approve it," External link

xinhuanet_en Tuesday, October 29, 2019 1:24:00 AM EAT

Geir Pedersen told : "We are strongly appealing for the ceasefires to be respected and that we have also been appealing for a nationwide ceasefire to come into effect," External link

trust Tuesday, October 29, 2019 1:14:00 AM EAT

Geir Pedersen said : "It could be a door-opener to a broader political process," External link

ibtimes Tuesday, October 29, 2019 12:27:00 AM EAT

Geir Pedersen said : "It could be a door-opener to a broader political process," External link

channelnewsasia Monday, October 28, 2019 11:51:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen told : "We are strongly appealing for the ceasefires to be respected and that we have also been appealing for a nationwide ceasefire to come into effect," External link

trust2 Monday, October 28, 2019 10:38:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen déclaré ( about Comite ) : "Je crois vraiment que le lancement du Comité constitutionnel doit être un signe d'espoir pour le peuple syrien qui a tant souffert" External link

aps-dz Monday, October 28, 2019 10:22:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen said : "No one believes that the Constitutional Committee in itself will solve the conflict. But if it is understood as part of a broader political process, it could be a door-opener and a very important, of course, symbolic beginning of a political process," External link

aljazeera-en Monday, October 28, 2019 9:49:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen told : "We are strongly appealing for the ceasefires to be respected and that we have also been appealing for a nationwide ceasefire to come into effect," External link

news-yahoo Monday, October 28, 2019 9:32:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen said : "The committee’s work is based on basic principles that include respect for the sovereignty, unity and territorial integrity of Syria in accordance with the UN Charter and UN Security Council resolutions, especially Resolution No. 2254, in a way that contributes to finding a political solution to the crisis," External link

iran-daily Monday, October 28, 2019 9:03:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen told : "We do believe that the fighting going on is just another proof of how important it is to get a serious political process under way that can help sorting out the problems in all of Syria, including the northeast and also Idlib," External link

iran-daily Monday, October 28, 2019 9:03:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen told : “We are strongly appealing for the ceasefires to be respected and that we have also been appealing for a nationwide ceasefire to come into effect,” External link

nrttv Monday, October 28, 2019 8:43:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen said : "It could be a door-opener to a broader political process," External link

ahram-EN Monday, October 28, 2019 8:39:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen said : “No one believes that the Constitutional Committee itself will solve the conflict. But if it is understood as part of a broader political process, it could be a door-opener and a very important symbolic beginning to a political process,” External link

dailynewsegypt Monday, October 28, 2019 8:16:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen told : "We are strongly appealing for the ceasefires to be respected and that we have also been appealing for a nationwide ceasefire to come into effect," External link

news-yahoo Monday, October 28, 2019 7:54:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen said : "It could be a door-opener to a broader political process," External link

digitaljournal Monday, October 28, 2019 7:43:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen said : "It could be a door-opener to a broader political process," External link

yahoo-au Monday, October 28, 2019 7:39:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen said : "It could be a door-opener to a broader political process," External link

news-yahoo Monday, October 28, 2019 7:25:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen déclaré ( about Comite ) : "Je crois vraiment que le lancement du Comité constitutionnel doit être un signe d'espoir pour le peuple syrien qui a tant souffert" External link

afp-fr Monday, October 28, 2019 7:17:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen said : “If you want to find a solution to the Syrian crisis no one side can dictate to the others,” “Trust needs to start to be built up” External link

thenational Monday, October 28, 2019 7:15:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen said : “They will need to discuss and to reach a consensus,” External link

thenational Monday, October 28, 2019 7:15:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen said : "It could be a door-opener to a broader political process," External link

afp-en Monday, October 28, 2019 6:58:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen told : "We do believe that the fighting going on is just another proof of the importance to get a serious political process under way that can help sorting out the problems in all of Syria, including the northeast and also Idlib," External link

yenisafak-en Monday, October 28, 2019 5:20:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen told : “We do believe that the fighting going on is just another proof of the importance to get a serious political process under way that can help sorting out the problems in all of Syria, including the northeast and also Idlib,” External link

alarabiya-en Monday, October 28, 2019 5:08:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen said : "No one believes that the Constitutional Committee in itself will solve the conflict. But if it is understood as part of a broader political process, it could be a door-opener and a very important of course symbolic beginning of a political process," External link

aawsat Friday, October 25, 2019 11:27:00 AM EAT

Geir Pedersen said : “It seems that by and large that the ceasefire is holding. That of course doesn’t mean that there will not be challenges,” External link

nrttv Thursday, October 24, 2019 10:24:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen said : “No one believes that the Constitutional Committee in itself will solve the conflict. But if it is understood as part of a broader political process, it could be a door-opener and a very important of course symbolic beginning of a political process,” External link

nrttv Thursday, October 24, 2019 10:24:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen said : “It seems that by and large that the ceasefire is holding. That of course doesn’t mean that there will not be challenges,” External link

alarabiya-en Thursday, October 24, 2019 9:55:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen said : “No one believes that the Constitutional Committee in itself will solve the conflict. But if it is understood as part of a broader political process, it could be a door-opener and a very important of course symbolic beginning of a political process,” External link

alarabiya-en Thursday, October 24, 2019 9:55:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen said : "It seems that by and large that the ceasefire is holding. That of course doesn't mean that there will not be challenges," External link

trust Thursday, October 24, 2019 9:15:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen said : "No one believes that the Constitutional Committee in itself will solve the conflict. But if it is understood as part of a broader political process, it could be a door-opener and a very important of course symbolic beginning of a political process," External link

trust Thursday, October 24, 2019 9:15:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen said : "It seems that by and large that the ceasefire is holding. That of course doesn't mean that there will not be challenges," External link

trust2 Thursday, October 24, 2019 8:59:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen said : "No one believes that the Constitutional Committee in itself will solve the conflict. But if it is understood as part of a broader political process, it could be a door-opener and a very important of course symbolic beginning of a political process," External link

trust2 Thursday, October 24, 2019 8:59:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen déclaré : "J'espère que le cessez-le-feu négocié par la Russie et la Turquie tiendra. C'est le plus important" External link

afp-fr Thursday, October 24, 2019 8:56:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen said : "It seems that by and large that the ceasefire is holding. That of course doesn't mean that there will not be challenges," External link

news-yahoo Thursday, October 24, 2019 8:31:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen said : "No one believes that the Constitutional Committee in itself will solve the conflict. But if it is understood as part of a broader political process, it could be a door-opener and a very important of course symbolic beginning of a political process," External link

news-yahoo Thursday, October 24, 2019 8:31:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen told : "We obviously concentrated on the situation in the northeast and I repeated the Secretary General's (António Guterres') strong appeal that we should end the fighting immediately, that there needs to be a cessation of hostilities, and that we are extremely alarmed by the humanitarian consequences of the crisis and that, we today, have seen already too many people killed and of course more than 160,000 people being displaced," External link

globalsecurity Thursday, October 17, 2019 7:44:00 AM EAT

Geir Pedersen déclaré ( about Comite ) : "Nous avons convenu, ici à Damas, que nous irons de l'avant et que nous aurons la première réunion du Comité constitutionnel d'ici la fin du mois" External link

french.china.org.cn Thursday, October 17, 2019 4:36:00 AM EAT

Geir Pedersen told : “We obviously concentrated on the situation in the northeast and I repeated the Secretary General’s (António Guterres’) strong appeal that we should end the fighting immediately, that there needs to be a cessation of hostilities, and that we are extremely alarmed by the humanitarian consequences of the crisis and that, we today, have seen already too many people killed and of course more than 160,000 people being displaced,” External link

PressTVEnglish Wednesday, October 16, 2019 11:15:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen told : “We obviously concentrated on the situation in the northeast and I repeated the Secretary General’s (António Guterres’) strong appeal that we should end the fighting immediately, that there needs to be a cessation of hostilities, and that we are extremely alarmed by the humanitarian consequences of the crisis and that, we today, have seen already too many people killed and of course more than 160,000 people being displaced,” External link

iran-daily Wednesday, October 16, 2019 9:50:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen told : “We obviously concentrated on the situation in the northeast and I repeated the Secretary General’s (António Guterres’) strong appeal that we should end the fighting immediately, that there needs to be a cessation of hostilities, and that we are extremely alarmed by the humanitarian consequences of the crisis and that, we today, have seen already too many people killed and of course more than 160,000 people being displaced,” External link

PressTVEnglish Wednesday, October 16, 2019 7:48:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen added : "Legitimate Turkish security concerns need to be taken into account," External link

hurriyetdailynews Thursday, October 3, 2019 12:45:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen says : "The situation in the northeast is one of many challenges that we do have," "What we have made sure is that the committee has a broad representation from all segments of the Syrian society. You know different ethnic, different religious communities and, of course, different political affiliations" External link

irishsun Wednesday, October 2, 2019 10:21:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen added : "Legitimate Turkish security concerns need to be taken into account," External link

aa-en Wednesday, October 2, 2019 7:08:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen said : "This can be a door opener to a wider political process that meets the legitimate aspirations of the Syrian people," External link

asianews-en Tuesday, October 1, 2019 6:07:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen said : "Facilitating agreement on this list has been the most complex part of the deal," External link

irishsun Tuesday, October 1, 2019 3:50:00 AM EAT

Geir Pedersen warned : "The road ahead will be long and difficult," "But if the council can unite and keep united behind the Syrian-led-and-owned process that the United Nations will seek to facilitate, I believe we can begin to make a real difference for the people of Syria" External link

irishsun Tuesday, October 1, 2019 3:50:00 AM EAT

Geir Pedersen said : "Facilitating agreement on this list has been the most complex part of the deal," External link

voanews Tuesday, October 1, 2019 2:53:00 AM EAT

Geir Pedersen warned : "The road ahead will be long and difficult," "But if the council can unite and keep united behind the Syrian-led-and-owned process that the United Nations will seek to facilitate, I believe we can begin to make a real difference for the people of Syria" External link

voanews Tuesday, October 1, 2019 2:53:00 AM EAT

Geir Pedersen said : “After one month; on October 30 th , the constitutional committee will start its work in Geneva , led and owned by Syria, and facilitated by the UN according to UNSC resolution No.2254… it can review the constitution of 2012, amend it or arrange for a new one,” External link

Sana-en Tuesday, October 1, 2019 12:34:00 AM EAT

Geir Pedersen concluded : "A ceasefire - with a shared international understanding of how to combat terrorism in a manner that protects civilians and upholds international law - is vital in its own right and would help animate the political process," External link

itartass_en Monday, September 30, 2019 7:49:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen said : “What is important is that we have an agreement, you know, with the government and with the opposition, that we will have a commitment to work seriously on moving forward within the constitutional committee and to start addressing the important issues. And then, this [the creation of a new document and elections date] will take only life on its own, and, as I said, it will have to be up to our Syrian friends how they are moving forward within the constitutional committee,” External link

hurriyetdailynews Monday, September 30, 2019 5:27:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen said : “I have emphasized several times in my reports which have been submitted to the Security Council that the start point should be respecting Syria’s sovereignty and territorial integrity” External link

Sana-en Sunday, September 29, 2019 2:29:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen added : "since China has since then been the only member of the P5 [five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council] that for now have been there [in Geneva]" External link

itartass_en Saturday, September 28, 2019 9:33:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen said : “This is a deeply divided society, there is a lack of trust, obviously between the two parties, but there is also a lack of trust between Syria and the international community,” “So hopefully the constitutional committee can be a first step in the right direction” External link

middleeastmonitor Saturday, September 28, 2019 3:11:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen said : “One important confidence building measure … the release of abductees and detainees … in my opinion it hasn’t been at the scale we really need to send a proper message,” “If we do this at scale … together with the constitutional committee and other aspects of changes on the ground in Syria, it will send an important message that a new beginning for Syria is possible” External link

middleeastmonitor Saturday, September 28, 2019 3:11:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen said : "This is a deeply divided society, there is a lack of trust, obviously between the two parties, but there is also a lack of trust between Syria and the international community," "So hopefully the constitutional committee can be a first step in the right direction" External link

trust Friday, September 27, 2019 11:45:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen said : "One important confidence building measure ... the release of abductees and detainees ... in my opinion it hasn't been at the scale we really need to send a proper message," "If we do this at scale ... together with the constitutional committee and other aspects of changes on the ground in Syria, it will send an important message that a new beginning for Syria is possible" External link

trust Friday, September 27, 2019 11:45:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen said : "This is a deeply divided society, there is a lack of trust, obviously between the two parties, but there is also a lack of trust between Syria and the international community," "So hopefully the constitutional committee can be a first step in the right direction" External link

ahram-EN Friday, September 27, 2019 10:00:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen said : "One important confidence building measure ... the release of abductees and detainees ... in my opinion it hasn’t been at the scale we really need to send a proper message," "If we do this at scale ... together with the constitutional committee and other aspects of changes on the ground in Syria, it will send an important message that a new beginning for Syria is possible" External link

ahram-EN Friday, September 27, 2019 10:00:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen said : "This is a deeply divided society, there is a lack of trust, obviously between the two parties, but there is also a lack of trust between Syria and the international community," "So hopefully the constitutional committee can be a first step in the right direction" External link

wsau Friday, September 27, 2019 9:03:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen said : "One important confidence building measure ... the release of abductees and detainees ... in my opinion it hasn’t been at the scale we really need to send a proper message," "If we do this at scale ... together with the constitutional committee and other aspects of changes on the ground in Syria, it will send an important message that a new beginning for Syria is possible" External link

wsau Friday, September 27, 2019 9:03:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen said : "This is a deeply divided society, there is a lack of trust, obviously between the two parties, but there is also a lack of trust between Syria and the international community," "So hopefully the constitutional committee can be a first step in the right direction" External link

news-yahoo Friday, September 27, 2019 8:25:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen said : "One important confidence building measure ... the release of abductees and detainees ... in my opinion it hasn’t been at the scale we really need to send a proper message," "If we do this at scale ... together with the constitutional committee and other aspects of changes on the ground in Syria, it will send an important message that a new beginning for Syria is possible" External link

news-yahoo Friday, September 27, 2019 8:25:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen said : “It’s a door opener to the implementation of [UN Security Council] resolution 2254, including eventual free and fair elections, administered under supervision of the United Nations and with participation of all Syrians, including members of the diaspora,” External link

thenational Wednesday, September 25, 2019 3:56:00 AM EAT

Geir Pedersen indiqué ( about Walid Muallem ) : «Aujourd'hui, j'ai conclu une autre série de discussions très fructueuses avec le ministre des Affaires étrangères M. Mouallem» External link

lesoirdalgerie Tuesday, September 24, 2019 2:46:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen told : "Today I have concluded another round of very successful discussions with Foreign Minister Moallem and we addressed all outstanding issues related to the constitutional committee," External link

digitaljournal Tuesday, September 24, 2019 11:51:00 AM EAT

Geir Pedersen indiqué ( about Walid Muallem ) : «Aujourd’hui, j’ai conclu une autre série de discussions très fructueuses avec le ministre des Affaires étrangères, M. Al Mouallem» External link

elwatan Tuesday, September 24, 2019 11:32:00 AM EAT

Geir Pedersen told ( about Walid Muallem ) : "Today I have concluded another round of a very successful discussion with Foreign Minister al-Moallem," External link

irishsun Monday, September 23, 2019 9:56:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen told : “Today I have concluded another round of very successful discussions ... we addressed all outstanding issues related to the constitutional committee,” External link

nrttv Monday, September 23, 2019 9:46:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen told ( about Walid Muallem ) : “Today I have concluded another round of a very successful discussion with Foreign Minister al-Moallem,” External link

voanews-sw Monday, September 23, 2019 7:22:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen told ( about Walid Muallem ) : "Today I have concluded another round of a very successful discussion with Foreign Minister al-Moallem," External link

thepeninsulaqatar Monday, September 23, 2019 6:26:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen told : "Today I have concluded another round of very successful discussions with Foreign Minister Moallem and we addressed all outstanding issues related to the constitutional committee," External link

ibtimes Monday, September 23, 2019 5:35:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen told ( about Walid Muallem ) : "Today I have concluded another round of a very successful discussion with Foreign Minister al-Moallem," External link

beaumontenterprise Monday, September 23, 2019 5:24:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen told : "Today I have concluded another round of very successful discussions with Foreign Minister Moallem and we addressed all outstanding issues related to the constitutional committee," External link

yahoo-au Monday, September 23, 2019 4:37:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen told : "Today I have concluded another round of very successful discussions with Foreign Minister Moallem and we addressed all outstanding issues related to the constitutional committee," External link

pulse Monday, September 23, 2019 4:27:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen told ( about Walid Muallem ) : “Today I have concluded another round of a very successful discussion with Foreign Minister al-Moallem,” External link

TorontoStar Monday, September 23, 2019 4:10:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen told ( about Walid Muallem ) : “Today I have concluded another round of a very successful discussion with Foreign Minister al-Moallem,” External link

WashingtonPost Monday, September 23, 2019 4:05:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen indiqué ( about Walid Muallem ) : "Aujourd'hui, j'ai conclu une autre série de discussions très fructueuses avec le ministre des Affaires étrangères M. Mouallem" External link

LePoint Monday, September 23, 2019 4:02:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen indiqué ( about Walid Muallem ) : "Aujourd'hui, j'ai conclu une autre série de discussions très fructueuses avec le ministre des Affaires étrangères M. Mouallem" External link

afp-fr Monday, September 23, 2019 3:14:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen told : "I had good and productive meetings with Foreign Minister Muallem during my last visit to Damascus. Since then, I believe I've made some progress... the total package... on the work we are doing on the constitutional committee and therefore I'm looking very much forward to my meeting with the Foreign Minister Muallem tomorrow," External link

PressTVEnglish Monday, September 23, 2019 12:25:00 AM EAT

Geir Pedersen frisou : “o contraterrorismo não pode pôr três milhões de civis em perigo” External link

istoe Thursday, August 29, 2019 11:55:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen frisou : "o contraterrorismo não pode pôr três milhões de civis em perigo" External link

uol Thursday, August 29, 2019 10:52:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen told : “I believe women, children, the sick and the elderly should be released at scale,” External link

thenational Thursday, August 29, 2019 9:19:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen said : “The violence is, so far, not abating,” External link

thenational Thursday, August 29, 2019 9:19:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen said : “The actions that are killing and displacing them must stop now,” “The situation in Idlib needs a predominantly political solution” External link

ChinaPost Thursday, August 29, 2019 8:00:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen said : “The actions that are killing and displacing them must stop now,” “The situation in Idlib needs a predominantly political solution” External link

therepublic Thursday, August 29, 2019 7:19:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen affirmé : "le contreterrorisme ne peut mettre en danger trois millions de civils qui ont droit à une protection en vertu du droit humanitaire" External link

afp-fr Thursday, August 29, 2019 7:12:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen said : “The actions that are killing and displacing them must stop now,” “The situation in Idlib needs a predominantly political solution” External link

tribtown Thursday, August 29, 2019 6:58:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen said : "The actions that are killing and displacing them must stop now," "The situation in Idlib needs a predominantly political solution" External link

startribune Thursday, August 29, 2019 6:53:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen said : "The actions that are killing and displacing them must stop now," "The situation in Idlib needs a predominantly political solution" External link

ABCnews Thursday, August 29, 2019 6:38:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen sublinhou : “Tivemos conversas muito detalhadas e substanciais (…), é possível dizer que abordamos todas as questões” External link

observador Sunday, April 14, 2019 8:47:00 PM EAT



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secretary general10.00%EN11/02/200702/11/2007
Names Lang Count
Geir PedersenEN26.32%
Geir PedersenES24.56%
Geir PedersenPT24.56%
Geir PedersenFR24.56%


 
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Walid Muallem said ( about Geir Pedersen ) : "Mr Pedersen promised to come to Damascus again to coordinate the procedures. We are considering the committee's formation as an importatn achievement for the Syrian people," External link

itartass_en Friday, September 27, 2019 7:04:00 AM EAT

Antonio Guterres said ( about Geir Pedersen ) : “Geir Pedersen is doing the final work with the parties in relation to the terms of reference, and we hope that this will be very soon concluded,” External link

thenational Monday, September 23, 2019 11:37:00 AM EAT

Antonio Guterres said ( about Geir Pedersen ) : "Geir Pedersen is doing the final work with the parties in relation to the terms of reference and we hope that this will be very soon concluded," External link

ahram-EN Thursday, September 19, 2019 1:40:00 PM EAT

Antonio Guterres said ( about Geir Pedersen ) : "Geir Pedersen is doing the final work with the parties in relation to the terms of reference and we hope that this will be very soon concluded," External link

naharnet-en Thursday, September 19, 2019 1:22:00 PM EAT

Dmitry Polyansky said ( about Geir Pedersen ) : "We hope that despite the drastic efforts of our Western colleagues to break down this process we will be able to finally launch the constitutional committee," "Like Geir [Pedersen] we are optimistic about the prospects to finish preparatory work on that soon" External link

itartass_en Thursday, August 29, 2019 10:12:00 PM EAT

Jonathan Cohen declarou ( about Geir Pedersen ) : "Chegou o momento de o Conselho orientar o enviado especial Pedersen a tentar outros caminhos visando uma solução política" External link

portalangop Friday, June 28, 2019 4:04:00 PM EAT

Jonathan Cohen declarou ( about Geir Pedersen ) : “Chegou o momento de o Conselho orientar o enviado especial Pedersen a tentar outros caminhos visando uma solução política” External link

istoe Friday, June 28, 2019 4:42:00 AM EAT

Jonathan Cohen declarou ( about Geir Pedersen ) : "Chegou o momento de o Conselho orientar o enviado especial Pedersen a tentar outros caminhos visando uma solução política" External link

em Friday, June 28, 2019 3:19:00 AM EAT

Federica Mogherini annoncé ( about Geir Pedersen ) : "Nous avons déjà eu des échanges avec le nouvel envoyé spécial des Nations unies pour la Syrie , Geir Pedersen, sur la manière d’utiliser cette conférence non seulement pour garantir un engagement humanitaire que nous voulons maintenir tout en haut de l'agenda international et européen, mais aussi pour définir comment soutenir une transition politique en Syrie et le rôle des Nations unies à cet égard" External link

elmoudjahid Tuesday, March 12, 2019 1:05:00 AM EAT

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Geir Pedersen added : "The next round of discussions will start on November 25," External link

presstv Sunday, November 17, 2019 11:10:00 AM EAT

Geir Pedersen added : "The next round of discussions will start on November 25," External link

globalsecurity Saturday, November 16, 2019 9:16:00 AM EAT

Geir Pedersen added : "The next round of discussions will start on November 25," External link

albawaba-en Friday, November 15, 2019 2:43:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen added : "The next round of discussions will start on November 25," External link

presstv Friday, November 15, 2019 6:14:00 AM EAT

Geir Pedersen told : “We have just concluded what I believe has been two weeks of successful discussions,” External link

yenisafak-en Saturday, November 9, 2019 10:09:00 AM EAT

Geir Pedersen added : "The next round of discussions will start on November 25," External link

globalsecurity Saturday, November 9, 2019 8:58:00 AM EAT

Geir Pedersen said : “They have started to listen to each other very seriously,” “These are sometimes very painful discussions, and it takes courage to sit and listen to the other side presenting its views of these issues but I think we have begun to address both difficult and painful issues” External link

thenational Friday, November 8, 2019 11:56:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen told : "We have just concluded what I believe has been two weeks of successful discussions," External link

haberler-en Friday, November 8, 2019 10:36:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen told : “They have started to listen to each other very seriously,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, November 8, 2019 10:35:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen told : “They have started to listen to each other very seriously,” External link

unmultimedia-en Friday, November 8, 2019 10:17:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen added : "The next round of discussions will start on November 25," External link

presstv Friday, November 8, 2019 9:18:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen added : "The next round of discussions will start on November 25," External link

PressTVEnglish Friday, November 8, 2019 8:54:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen admitted : “we must not place too much hope on this committee, which will not solve the Syrian crisis” External link

ahram-EN Friday, November 8, 2019 8:10:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen said ( about The Syrian ) : “The two co-chairs have agreed to meet here again in 14 days. The next round of discussions will start on November 25,” External link

hurriyetdailynews Friday, November 8, 2019 7:24:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen replied : “We will discuss that during the weekend” External link

hurriyetdailynews Friday, November 8, 2019 7:24:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen said : "The next round of discussions will start on November 25," External link

trust2 Friday, November 8, 2019 7:05:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen said : "The two co-chairs have agreed to meet here again in 14 days. The next round of discussions will start on November 25," External link

trust2 Friday, November 8, 2019 7:05:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen told : “The committee discussed many important issues, mainly Syria’s unity, sovereignty and independence, as well as continuing the fight against terrorism,” External link

Sana-en Friday, November 8, 2019 6:04:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen said : “The next round of discussions will start on November 25,” External link

nrttv Friday, November 8, 2019 5:34:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen said : "The two co-chairs have agreed to meet here again in 14 days. The next round of discussions will start on November 25," External link

trust Friday, November 8, 2019 4:57:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen said : "The next round of discussions will start on November 25," External link

wsau Friday, November 8, 2019 4:52:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen said : "The next round of discussions will start on November 25," External link

news-yahoo Friday, November 8, 2019 4:37:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen said : “The fact that 150 Syrians have been sitting together respecting each other, talking to each otherI think was quite impressive,” External link

aa-en Monday, November 4, 2019 8:41:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen said : “Your duties of course are not only to your own side, but to all members of the Committee,” External link

un-org Monday, November 4, 2019 9:26:00 AM EAT

Geir Pedersen added : “We have agreed on the agenda, note of conduct… and we have agreed on the 45 members of the small committee that will meet next Monday,” External link

Sana-en Saturday, November 2, 2019 3:26:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen dit : "Nous savons tous bien sûr qu'après huit ans et demi de conflit, il existe de profondes différences, beaucoup de suspicion, un manque de confiance" External link

aps-dz Saturday, November 2, 2019 1:35:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen replied : "We will discuss that during the weekend" External link

news-yahoo Saturday, November 2, 2019 2:35:00 AM EAT

Geir Pedersen said : “Your duties of course are not only to your own side, but to all members of the Committee,” External link

un-org Saturday, November 2, 2019 1:24:00 AM EAT

Geir Pedersen said ( about The Syrian ) : "The last two days have been very good," External link

haberler-en Saturday, November 2, 2019 1:00:00 AM EAT

Geir Pedersen said ( about The Syrian ) : “We’ve made an agreement with the opposition and the Syrian government on the intermediary role that the U.N. is due to play, and it’s fixed in the committee’s rules of procedure that that would be our contribution to the process and nobody else is to carry this responsibility,” External link

TheFrontierPost-en Friday, November 1, 2019 5:42:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen said : "Your duties of course are not only to your own side, but to all members of the Committee," External link

irishsun Thursday, October 31, 2019 3:06:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen said : "Your duties of course are not only to your own side, but to all members of the Committee," External link

polandsun Thursday, October 31, 2019 2:41:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen said : "Your duties of course are not only to your own side, but to all members of the Committee," External link

globalsecurity Thursday, October 31, 2019 9:34:00 AM EAT

Geir Pedersen said : "I know that it is not easy for all of you to be here together in this room, and I respect that But the fact that you are here today sitting together face-to-face ready to start a dialogue and negotiations, is, I believe, a powerful sign of hope for Syrians everywhere, both inside and outside the country," External link

globalsecurity Thursday, October 31, 2019 9:34:00 AM EAT

Geir Pedersen said : "I know that it is not easy for all of you to be here together" External link

jordantimes Thursday, October 31, 2019 2:18:00 AM EAT

Geir Pedersen said : "I know that it is not easy for all of you to be here together in this room, and I respect that... But the fact that you are here today sitting together face-to-face ready to start a dialogue and negotiations, is, I believe, a powerful sign of hope for Syrians everywhere, both inside and outside the country," External link

irishsun Thursday, October 31, 2019 1:21:00 AM EAT

Geir Pedersen said : “I know that it is not easy for all of you to be here together in this room, and I respect that… But the fact that you are here today sitting together face-to-face ready to start a dialogue and negotiations, is, I believe, a powerful sign of hope for Syrians everywhere, both inside and outside the country,” External link

voanews-sw Thursday, October 31, 2019 12:57:00 AM EAT

Geir Pedersen said : “I know that it is not easy for all of you to be here together in this room, and I respect that… But the fact that you are here today sitting together face-to-face ready to start a dialogue and negotiations, is, I believe, a powerful sign of hope for Syrians everywhere, both inside and outside the country,” External link

voanews Thursday, October 31, 2019 12:34:00 AM EAT

Geir Pedersen said : “Your duties of course are not only to your own side, but to all members of the Committee,” External link

reliefWeb Wednesday, October 30, 2019 9:59:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen said : "Do not expect me or my team to tell you what to write in your constitution. The future constitution belongs to Syrians, to the Syrian people and them alone" External link

aljazeera-en Wednesday, October 30, 2019 9:42:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen said : “Your duties of course are not only to your own side, but to all members of the Committee,” External link

un-org Wednesday, October 30, 2019 8:38:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen said : “promise to the Syrian people to try in earnest to agree on new constitutional arrangements for Syria’s future- a new social contract to help repair a broken, devastated country,” "The parties are committed to work expeditiously and continuously to achieve progress and produce real results," External link

thenational Wednesday, October 30, 2019 7:04:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen said : "I know that it is not easy for all of you to be here together," External link

afp-en Wednesday, October 30, 2019 4:51:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen told : "We are strongly appealing for the ceasefires to be respected and that we have also been appealing for a nationwide ceasefire to come into effect," External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, October 30, 2019 10:52:00 AM EAT

Geir Pedersen told : “I am optimistic that in the not-too-distant future we will see tangible progress in the discussions,” External link

swissinfo Tuesday, October 29, 2019 1:52:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen said : “It could be a door-opener to a broader political process,” External link

clubofmozambique Tuesday, October 29, 2019 10:36:00 AM EAT

Geir Pedersen said : "The committee's work is based on basic principles that include respect for the sovereignty, unity and territorial integrity of Syria in accordance with the UN Charter and UN Security Council resolutions, especially Resolution No. 2254, in a way that contributes to finding a political solution to the crisis," External link

globalsecurity Tuesday, October 29, 2019 8:51:00 AM EAT

Geir Pedersen told : "We do believe that the fighting going on is just another proof of how important it is to get a serious political process under way that can help sorting out the problems in all of Syria, including the northeast and also Idlib," External link

globalsecurity Tuesday, October 29, 2019 8:51:00 AM EAT

Geir Pedersen said : "It could be a door-opener to a broader political process," External link

jordantimes Tuesday, October 29, 2019 2:20:00 AM EAT

Geir Pedersen noted : "The agreement to establish the Constitutional Committee, with terms of reference and core rules of procedure, marks the first political agreement between the Government of Syria and the opposition," External link

xinhuanet_en Tuesday, October 29, 2019 1:24:00 AM EAT

Geir Pedersen said : "Let me stress that the future constitution of Syria belongs to the Syrian people and to them alone. It is all about meeting the aspirations of the Syrian people," "Syrians, not outsiders, will draft the constitution. And the Syrian people must popularly approve it," External link

xinhuanet_en Tuesday, October 29, 2019 1:24:00 AM EAT

Geir Pedersen told : "We are strongly appealing for the ceasefires to be respected and that we have also been appealing for a nationwide ceasefire to come into effect," External link

trust Tuesday, October 29, 2019 1:14:00 AM EAT

Geir Pedersen said : "It could be a door-opener to a broader political process," External link

ibtimes Tuesday, October 29, 2019 12:27:00 AM EAT

Geir Pedersen said : "It could be a door-opener to a broader political process," External link

channelnewsasia Monday, October 28, 2019 11:51:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen told : "We are strongly appealing for the ceasefires to be respected and that we have also been appealing for a nationwide ceasefire to come into effect," External link

trust2 Monday, October 28, 2019 10:38:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen déclaré ( about Comite ) : "Je crois vraiment que le lancement du Comité constitutionnel doit être un signe d'espoir pour le peuple syrien qui a tant souffert" External link

aps-dz Monday, October 28, 2019 10:22:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen said : "No one believes that the Constitutional Committee in itself will solve the conflict. But if it is understood as part of a broader political process, it could be a door-opener and a very important, of course, symbolic beginning of a political process," External link

aljazeera-en Monday, October 28, 2019 9:49:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen told : "We are strongly appealing for the ceasefires to be respected and that we have also been appealing for a nationwide ceasefire to come into effect," External link

news-yahoo Monday, October 28, 2019 9:32:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen said : "The committee’s work is based on basic principles that include respect for the sovereignty, unity and territorial integrity of Syria in accordance with the UN Charter and UN Security Council resolutions, especially Resolution No. 2254, in a way that contributes to finding a political solution to the crisis," External link

iran-daily Monday, October 28, 2019 9:03:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen told : "We do believe that the fighting going on is just another proof of how important it is to get a serious political process under way that can help sorting out the problems in all of Syria, including the northeast and also Idlib," External link

iran-daily Monday, October 28, 2019 9:03:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen told : “We are strongly appealing for the ceasefires to be respected and that we have also been appealing for a nationwide ceasefire to come into effect,” External link

nrttv Monday, October 28, 2019 8:43:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen said : "It could be a door-opener to a broader political process," External link

ahram-EN Monday, October 28, 2019 8:39:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen said : “No one believes that the Constitutional Committee itself will solve the conflict. But if it is understood as part of a broader political process, it could be a door-opener and a very important symbolic beginning to a political process,” External link

dailynewsegypt Monday, October 28, 2019 8:16:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen told : "We are strongly appealing for the ceasefires to be respected and that we have also been appealing for a nationwide ceasefire to come into effect," External link

news-yahoo Monday, October 28, 2019 7:54:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen said : "It could be a door-opener to a broader political process," External link

digitaljournal Monday, October 28, 2019 7:43:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen said : "It could be a door-opener to a broader political process," External link

yahoo-au Monday, October 28, 2019 7:39:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen said : "It could be a door-opener to a broader political process," External link

news-yahoo Monday, October 28, 2019 7:25:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen déclaré ( about Comite ) : "Je crois vraiment que le lancement du Comité constitutionnel doit être un signe d'espoir pour le peuple syrien qui a tant souffert" External link

afp-fr Monday, October 28, 2019 7:17:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen said : “If you want to find a solution to the Syrian crisis no one side can dictate to the others,” “Trust needs to start to be built up” External link

thenational Monday, October 28, 2019 7:15:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen said : “They will need to discuss and to reach a consensus,” External link

thenational Monday, October 28, 2019 7:15:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen said : "It could be a door-opener to a broader political process," External link

afp-en Monday, October 28, 2019 6:58:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen told : "We do believe that the fighting going on is just another proof of the importance to get a serious political process under way that can help sorting out the problems in all of Syria, including the northeast and also Idlib," External link

yenisafak-en Monday, October 28, 2019 5:20:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen told : “We do believe that the fighting going on is just another proof of the importance to get a serious political process under way that can help sorting out the problems in all of Syria, including the northeast and also Idlib,” External link

alarabiya-en Monday, October 28, 2019 5:08:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen said : "No one believes that the Constitutional Committee in itself will solve the conflict. But if it is understood as part of a broader political process, it could be a door-opener and a very important of course symbolic beginning of a political process," External link

aawsat Friday, October 25, 2019 11:27:00 AM EAT

Geir Pedersen said : “It seems that by and large that the ceasefire is holding. That of course doesn’t mean that there will not be challenges,” External link

nrttv Thursday, October 24, 2019 10:24:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen said : “No one believes that the Constitutional Committee in itself will solve the conflict. But if it is understood as part of a broader political process, it could be a door-opener and a very important of course symbolic beginning of a political process,” External link

nrttv Thursday, October 24, 2019 10:24:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen said : “It seems that by and large that the ceasefire is holding. That of course doesn’t mean that there will not be challenges,” External link

alarabiya-en Thursday, October 24, 2019 9:55:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen said : “No one believes that the Constitutional Committee in itself will solve the conflict. But if it is understood as part of a broader political process, it could be a door-opener and a very important of course symbolic beginning of a political process,” External link

alarabiya-en Thursday, October 24, 2019 9:55:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen said : "It seems that by and large that the ceasefire is holding. That of course doesn't mean that there will not be challenges," External link

trust Thursday, October 24, 2019 9:15:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen said : "No one believes that the Constitutional Committee in itself will solve the conflict. But if it is understood as part of a broader political process, it could be a door-opener and a very important of course symbolic beginning of a political process," External link

trust Thursday, October 24, 2019 9:15:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen said : "It seems that by and large that the ceasefire is holding. That of course doesn't mean that there will not be challenges," External link

trust2 Thursday, October 24, 2019 8:59:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen said : "No one believes that the Constitutional Committee in itself will solve the conflict. But if it is understood as part of a broader political process, it could be a door-opener and a very important of course symbolic beginning of a political process," External link

trust2 Thursday, October 24, 2019 8:59:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen déclaré : "J'espère que le cessez-le-feu négocié par la Russie et la Turquie tiendra. C'est le plus important" External link

afp-fr Thursday, October 24, 2019 8:56:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen said : "It seems that by and large that the ceasefire is holding. That of course doesn't mean that there will not be challenges," External link

news-yahoo Thursday, October 24, 2019 8:31:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen said : "No one believes that the Constitutional Committee in itself will solve the conflict. But if it is understood as part of a broader political process, it could be a door-opener and a very important of course symbolic beginning of a political process," External link

news-yahoo Thursday, October 24, 2019 8:31:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen told : "We obviously concentrated on the situation in the northeast and I repeated the Secretary General's (António Guterres') strong appeal that we should end the fighting immediately, that there needs to be a cessation of hostilities, and that we are extremely alarmed by the humanitarian consequences of the crisis and that, we today, have seen already too many people killed and of course more than 160,000 people being displaced," External link

globalsecurity Thursday, October 17, 2019 7:44:00 AM EAT

Geir Pedersen déclaré ( about Comite ) : "Nous avons convenu, ici à Damas, que nous irons de l'avant et que nous aurons la première réunion du Comité constitutionnel d'ici la fin du mois" External link

french.china.org.cn Thursday, October 17, 2019 4:36:00 AM EAT

Geir Pedersen told : “We obviously concentrated on the situation in the northeast and I repeated the Secretary General’s (António Guterres’) strong appeal that we should end the fighting immediately, that there needs to be a cessation of hostilities, and that we are extremely alarmed by the humanitarian consequences of the crisis and that, we today, have seen already too many people killed and of course more than 160,000 people being displaced,” External link

PressTVEnglish Wednesday, October 16, 2019 11:15:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen told : “We obviously concentrated on the situation in the northeast and I repeated the Secretary General’s (António Guterres’) strong appeal that we should end the fighting immediately, that there needs to be a cessation of hostilities, and that we are extremely alarmed by the humanitarian consequences of the crisis and that, we today, have seen already too many people killed and of course more than 160,000 people being displaced,” External link

iran-daily Wednesday, October 16, 2019 9:50:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen told : “We obviously concentrated on the situation in the northeast and I repeated the Secretary General’s (António Guterres’) strong appeal that we should end the fighting immediately, that there needs to be a cessation of hostilities, and that we are extremely alarmed by the humanitarian consequences of the crisis and that, we today, have seen already too many people killed and of course more than 160,000 people being displaced,” External link

PressTVEnglish Wednesday, October 16, 2019 7:48:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen added : "Legitimate Turkish security concerns need to be taken into account," External link

hurriyetdailynews Thursday, October 3, 2019 12:45:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen says : "The situation in the northeast is one of many challenges that we do have," "What we have made sure is that the committee has a broad representation from all segments of the Syrian society. You know different ethnic, different religious communities and, of course, different political affiliations" External link

irishsun Wednesday, October 2, 2019 10:21:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen added : "Legitimate Turkish security concerns need to be taken into account," External link

aa-en Wednesday, October 2, 2019 7:08:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen said : "This can be a door opener to a wider political process that meets the legitimate aspirations of the Syrian people," External link

asianews-en Tuesday, October 1, 2019 6:07:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen said : "Facilitating agreement on this list has been the most complex part of the deal," External link

irishsun Tuesday, October 1, 2019 3:50:00 AM EAT

Geir Pedersen warned : "The road ahead will be long and difficult," "But if the council can unite and keep united behind the Syrian-led-and-owned process that the United Nations will seek to facilitate, I believe we can begin to make a real difference for the people of Syria" External link

irishsun Tuesday, October 1, 2019 3:50:00 AM EAT

Geir Pedersen said : "Facilitating agreement on this list has been the most complex part of the deal," External link

voanews Tuesday, October 1, 2019 2:53:00 AM EAT

Geir Pedersen warned : "The road ahead will be long and difficult," "But if the council can unite and keep united behind the Syrian-led-and-owned process that the United Nations will seek to facilitate, I believe we can begin to make a real difference for the people of Syria" External link

voanews Tuesday, October 1, 2019 2:53:00 AM EAT

Geir Pedersen said : “After one month; on October 30 th , the constitutional committee will start its work in Geneva , led and owned by Syria, and facilitated by the UN according to UNSC resolution No.2254… it can review the constitution of 2012, amend it or arrange for a new one,” External link

Sana-en Tuesday, October 1, 2019 12:34:00 AM EAT

Geir Pedersen concluded : "A ceasefire - with a shared international understanding of how to combat terrorism in a manner that protects civilians and upholds international law - is vital in its own right and would help animate the political process," External link

itartass_en Monday, September 30, 2019 7:49:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen said : “What is important is that we have an agreement, you know, with the government and with the opposition, that we will have a commitment to work seriously on moving forward within the constitutional committee and to start addressing the important issues. And then, this [the creation of a new document and elections date] will take only life on its own, and, as I said, it will have to be up to our Syrian friends how they are moving forward within the constitutional committee,” External link

hurriyetdailynews Monday, September 30, 2019 5:27:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen said : “I have emphasized several times in my reports which have been submitted to the Security Council that the start point should be respecting Syria’s sovereignty and territorial integrity” External link

Sana-en Sunday, September 29, 2019 2:29:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen added : "since China has since then been the only member of the P5 [five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council] that for now have been there [in Geneva]" External link

itartass_en Saturday, September 28, 2019 9:33:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen said : “This is a deeply divided society, there is a lack of trust, obviously between the two parties, but there is also a lack of trust between Syria and the international community,” “So hopefully the constitutional committee can be a first step in the right direction” External link

middleeastmonitor Saturday, September 28, 2019 3:11:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen said : “One important confidence building measure … the release of abductees and detainees … in my opinion it hasn’t been at the scale we really need to send a proper message,” “If we do this at scale … together with the constitutional committee and other aspects of changes on the ground in Syria, it will send an important message that a new beginning for Syria is possible” External link

middleeastmonitor Saturday, September 28, 2019 3:11:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen said : "This is a deeply divided society, there is a lack of trust, obviously between the two parties, but there is also a lack of trust between Syria and the international community," "So hopefully the constitutional committee can be a first step in the right direction" External link

trust Friday, September 27, 2019 11:45:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen said : "One important confidence building measure ... the release of abductees and detainees ... in my opinion it hasn't been at the scale we really need to send a proper message," "If we do this at scale ... together with the constitutional committee and other aspects of changes on the ground in Syria, it will send an important message that a new beginning for Syria is possible" External link

trust Friday, September 27, 2019 11:45:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen said : "This is a deeply divided society, there is a lack of trust, obviously between the two parties, but there is also a lack of trust between Syria and the international community," "So hopefully the constitutional committee can be a first step in the right direction" External link

ahram-EN Friday, September 27, 2019 10:00:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen said : "One important confidence building measure ... the release of abductees and detainees ... in my opinion it hasn’t been at the scale we really need to send a proper message," "If we do this at scale ... together with the constitutional committee and other aspects of changes on the ground in Syria, it will send an important message that a new beginning for Syria is possible" External link

ahram-EN Friday, September 27, 2019 10:00:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen said : "This is a deeply divided society, there is a lack of trust, obviously between the two parties, but there is also a lack of trust between Syria and the international community," "So hopefully the constitutional committee can be a first step in the right direction" External link

wsau Friday, September 27, 2019 9:03:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen said : "One important confidence building measure ... the release of abductees and detainees ... in my opinion it hasn’t been at the scale we really need to send a proper message," "If we do this at scale ... together with the constitutional committee and other aspects of changes on the ground in Syria, it will send an important message that a new beginning for Syria is possible" External link

wsau Friday, September 27, 2019 9:03:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen said : "This is a deeply divided society, there is a lack of trust, obviously between the two parties, but there is also a lack of trust between Syria and the international community," "So hopefully the constitutional committee can be a first step in the right direction" External link

news-yahoo Friday, September 27, 2019 8:25:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen said : "One important confidence building measure ... the release of abductees and detainees ... in my opinion it hasn’t been at the scale we really need to send a proper message," "If we do this at scale ... together with the constitutional committee and other aspects of changes on the ground in Syria, it will send an important message that a new beginning for Syria is possible" External link

news-yahoo Friday, September 27, 2019 8:25:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen said : “It’s a door opener to the implementation of [UN Security Council] resolution 2254, including eventual free and fair elections, administered under supervision of the United Nations and with participation of all Syrians, including members of the diaspora,” External link

thenational Wednesday, September 25, 2019 3:56:00 AM EAT

Geir Pedersen indiqué ( about Walid Muallem ) : «Aujourd'hui, j'ai conclu une autre série de discussions très fructueuses avec le ministre des Affaires étrangères M. Mouallem» External link

lesoirdalgerie Tuesday, September 24, 2019 2:46:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen told : "Today I have concluded another round of very successful discussions with Foreign Minister Moallem and we addressed all outstanding issues related to the constitutional committee," External link

digitaljournal Tuesday, September 24, 2019 11:51:00 AM EAT

Geir Pedersen indiqué ( about Walid Muallem ) : «Aujourd’hui, j’ai conclu une autre série de discussions très fructueuses avec le ministre des Affaires étrangères, M. Al Mouallem» External link

elwatan Tuesday, September 24, 2019 11:32:00 AM EAT

Geir Pedersen told ( about Walid Muallem ) : "Today I have concluded another round of a very successful discussion with Foreign Minister al-Moallem," External link

irishsun Monday, September 23, 2019 9:56:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen told : “Today I have concluded another round of very successful discussions ... we addressed all outstanding issues related to the constitutional committee,” External link

nrttv Monday, September 23, 2019 9:46:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen told ( about Walid Muallem ) : “Today I have concluded another round of a very successful discussion with Foreign Minister al-Moallem,” External link

voanews-sw Monday, September 23, 2019 7:22:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen told ( about Walid Muallem ) : "Today I have concluded another round of a very successful discussion with Foreign Minister al-Moallem," External link

thepeninsulaqatar Monday, September 23, 2019 6:26:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen told : "Today I have concluded another round of very successful discussions with Foreign Minister Moallem and we addressed all outstanding issues related to the constitutional committee," External link

ibtimes Monday, September 23, 2019 5:35:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen told ( about Walid Muallem ) : "Today I have concluded another round of a very successful discussion with Foreign Minister al-Moallem," External link

beaumontenterprise Monday, September 23, 2019 5:24:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen told : "Today I have concluded another round of very successful discussions with Foreign Minister Moallem and we addressed all outstanding issues related to the constitutional committee," External link

yahoo-au Monday, September 23, 2019 4:37:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen told : "Today I have concluded another round of very successful discussions with Foreign Minister Moallem and we addressed all outstanding issues related to the constitutional committee," External link

pulse Monday, September 23, 2019 4:27:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen told ( about Walid Muallem ) : “Today I have concluded another round of a very successful discussion with Foreign Minister al-Moallem,” External link

TorontoStar Monday, September 23, 2019 4:10:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen told ( about Walid Muallem ) : “Today I have concluded another round of a very successful discussion with Foreign Minister al-Moallem,” External link

WashingtonPost Monday, September 23, 2019 4:05:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen indiqué ( about Walid Muallem ) : "Aujourd'hui, j'ai conclu une autre série de discussions très fructueuses avec le ministre des Affaires étrangères M. Mouallem" External link

LePoint Monday, September 23, 2019 4:02:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen indiqué ( about Walid Muallem ) : "Aujourd'hui, j'ai conclu une autre série de discussions très fructueuses avec le ministre des Affaires étrangères M. Mouallem" External link

afp-fr Monday, September 23, 2019 3:14:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen told : "I had good and productive meetings with Foreign Minister Muallem during my last visit to Damascus. Since then, I believe I've made some progress... the total package... on the work we are doing on the constitutional committee and therefore I'm looking very much forward to my meeting with the Foreign Minister Muallem tomorrow," External link

PressTVEnglish Monday, September 23, 2019 12:25:00 AM EAT

Geir Pedersen frisou : “o contraterrorismo não pode pôr três milhões de civis em perigo” External link

istoe Thursday, August 29, 2019 11:55:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen frisou : "o contraterrorismo não pode pôr três milhões de civis em perigo" External link

uol Thursday, August 29, 2019 10:52:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen told : “I believe women, children, the sick and the elderly should be released at scale,” External link

thenational Thursday, August 29, 2019 9:19:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen said : “The violence is, so far, not abating,” External link

thenational Thursday, August 29, 2019 9:19:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen said : “The actions that are killing and displacing them must stop now,” “The situation in Idlib needs a predominantly political solution” External link

ChinaPost Thursday, August 29, 2019 8:00:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen said : “The actions that are killing and displacing them must stop now,” “The situation in Idlib needs a predominantly political solution” External link

therepublic Thursday, August 29, 2019 7:19:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen affirmé : "le contreterrorisme ne peut mettre en danger trois millions de civils qui ont droit à une protection en vertu du droit humanitaire" External link

afp-fr Thursday, August 29, 2019 7:12:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen said : “The actions that are killing and displacing them must stop now,” “The situation in Idlib needs a predominantly political solution” External link

tribtown Thursday, August 29, 2019 6:58:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen said : "The actions that are killing and displacing them must stop now," "The situation in Idlib needs a predominantly political solution" External link

startribune Thursday, August 29, 2019 6:53:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen said : "The actions that are killing and displacing them must stop now," "The situation in Idlib needs a predominantly political solution" External link

ABCnews Thursday, August 29, 2019 6:38:00 PM EAT

Geir Pedersen sublinhou : “Tivemos conversas muito detalhadas e substanciais (…), é possível dizer que abordamos todas as questões” External link

observador Sunday, April 14, 2019 8:47:00 PM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
ambassador90.00%EN02/22/201722/02/2017
secretary general10.00%EN11/02/200702/11/2007
Names Lang Count
Geir PedersenEN26.32%
Geir PedersenES24.56%
Geir PedersenPT24.56%
Geir PedersenFR24.56%


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Walid Muallem said ( about Geir Pedersen ) : "Mr Pedersen promised to come to Damascus again to coordinate the procedures. We are considering the committee's formation as an importatn achievement for the Syrian people," External link

itartass_en Friday, September 27, 2019 7:04:00 AM EAT

Antonio Guterres said ( about Geir Pedersen ) : “Geir Pedersen is doing the final work with the parties in relation to the terms of reference, and we hope that this will be very soon concluded,” External link

thenational Monday, September 23, 2019 11:37:00 AM EAT

Antonio Guterres said ( about Geir Pedersen ) : "Geir Pedersen is doing the final work with the parties in relation to the terms of reference and we hope that this will be very soon concluded," External link

ahram-EN Thursday, September 19, 2019 1:40:00 PM EAT

Antonio Guterres said ( about Geir Pedersen ) : "Geir Pedersen is doing the final work with the parties in relation to the terms of reference and we hope that this will be very soon concluded," External link

naharnet-en Thursday, September 19, 2019 1:22:00 PM EAT

Dmitry Polyansky said ( about Geir Pedersen ) : "We hope that despite the drastic efforts of our Western colleagues to break down this process we will be able to finally launch the constitutional committee," "Like Geir [Pedersen] we are optimistic about the prospects to finish preparatory work on that soon" External link

itartass_en Thursday, August 29, 2019 10:12:00 PM EAT

Jonathan Cohen declarou ( about Geir Pedersen ) : "Chegou o momento de o Conselho orientar o enviado especial Pedersen a tentar outros caminhos visando uma solução política" External link

portalangop Friday, June 28, 2019 4:04:00 PM EAT

Jonathan Cohen declarou ( about Geir Pedersen ) : “Chegou o momento de o Conselho orientar o enviado especial Pedersen a tentar outros caminhos visando uma solução política” External link

istoe Friday, June 28, 2019 4:42:00 AM EAT

Jonathan Cohen declarou ( about Geir Pedersen ) : "Chegou o momento de o Conselho orientar o enviado especial Pedersen a tentar outros caminhos visando uma solução política" External link

em Friday, June 28, 2019 3:19:00 AM EAT

Federica Mogherini annoncé ( about Geir Pedersen ) : "Nous avons déjà eu des échanges avec le nouvel envoyé spécial des Nations unies pour la Syrie , Geir Pedersen, sur la manière d’utiliser cette conférence non seulement pour garantir un engagement humanitaire que nous voulons maintenir tout en haut de l'agenda international et européen, mais aussi pour définir comment soutenir une transition politique en Syrie et le rôle des Nations unies à cet égard" External link

elmoudjahid Tuesday, March 12, 2019 1:05:00 AM EAT