Geneva II conference on Syria to be held in January

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Special Representative for Syria, UN Political Affairs Chief, meet with Russian and U.S. Officials on Syrian Peace Conference. UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré

After months of diplomatic efforts, a date has finally been set for an international meeting aimed at ending the violence in Syria.

The second Geneva conference will be held in that city on January 22, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced on Monday.

With Syria the biggest threat to international peace and security, Mr. Ban described the conference as "a mission of hope."

Dianne Penn reports.

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