FILE - In this Aug. 21, 2020 file photo, Geir O. Pedersen, UN Special Envoy for Syria, speaks during a press conference at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland. On Monday Jan. 25, 2021, delegations from Syria’s government, opposition and civil society started the fifth round of meetings in Geneva aimed at revising the constitution of the war-torn country. Syria’s nearly 10-year conflict has killed more than half a million people and displaced half the country’s pre-war 23 million population. (Salvatore Di Nolfi, Keystone via AP, File)
UN Special Envoy for Syria Geir Pedersen told the UN Security Council last week that it’s now time to ensure meetings by Sryia's representatives are better organised and more focused. AP

Syrian opposition urges UN to press for new constitution at talks in Geneva