Political Process

The Syrian political process began in 2014 with the first round of UN-led talks attempting to establish a comprehensive solution to the Syrian crisis.  The Geneva process was based on the Geneva Communiqué of 2012, which detailed a plan for a solution through a process of transition towards democracy through the creation of a transitional governing body (TGB).  After several rounds of talks, it was clear the regime was intransigent towards the aims of this political process and the last round of negotiations was 2018.  UN Security Council resolution 2254 (2015) remains the basis for a political solution to the Syrian crisis. It supports a UN political process to establish “credible, inclusive and non-sectarian governance and sets a schedule and process for drafting a new constitution, and further expresses its support for free and fair elections, pursuant to the new constitution”.