CIC Fellow to attend UN Meeting on Future Constitution & Elections in Syria

Jan 19, 2018 | Expert Update

Former Ambassador and CIC Distinguished Fellow, Mokhtar Lamani, will participate in the launch of two studies on the constitution and elections in Syria. The studies are part of the framework of the National Agenda for the Future of Syria Programme (NAFS), developed and implemented by the United Nations’ Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (UN ESCWA).

One of the main activities of the NAFS Programme, given its objective to assist in a post-conflict recovery and reconstruction period in Syria that promotes reconciliation and reflects the needs and priorities of a broad range of Syrian people, is to provide substantive support and input to ongoing international negotiations on Syria’s future. Within this context, the NAFS Programme prepared two important studies “Constitutional Options for Syria” and “Future Elections in Syria”. These studies are the result of hours and days of discussions between key Syrian experts and stakeholders, and the paper on elections was produced in partnership with the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance.

The objective of the meeting, to be held in Beirut, Lebanon on 12 February 2018, is to launch the studies and discuss their findings. Check out the agenda.

Press interested in speaking to the Ambassador about the event should direct inquiries to Andrew Koltun at