Where is the voice of Syrians in the peace process?
A Syrian-led, Syrian-owned political process will be the foundation on which a new Syria will be built. By bringing together Syrian civil society in a secure space where they can express their priorities and propose solutions—whether through a forum, roundtable discussions, or position papers—and ensuring that this feeds into the UN-led peace process, this could be Canada’s greatest contribution to lasting peace in Syria.
Syrian refugees, pictured Sept. 2, 2015, arriving in Greece after fleeing Syria in boats. Today, the world is confronted with the worst humanitarian and refugee crisis since World War II and a war that has become a geopolitical battleground that can no longer be viewed as a national or even regional conflict, but one with a global reach. The Hill Times photograph by Fernando Del Berro