UN observer mission to be deployed to Syria

Members of the Security Council unanimously vote to adopt resolution 2042 (2012), authorizing the establishment of a UN supervision mission in Syria (UNSMIS).

A week after sending an advance monitoring team to Syria, the Security Council has authorized deployment of a full UN observer mission to the country.

Following the vote, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon expressed hope that the UN Supervision Mission in Syria (UNSMIS) will help end the killing and suffering.

A UN-monitored cessation of violence is part of UN-Arab League Joint Special Envoy Kofi Annan's six-point plan for Syria.

Dianne Penn reports.

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