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June 25, 2008 | Maggie Farley, Times Staff Writer
When Jan Eliasson agreed to be a U.N. envoy to Darfur, he believed peace for the beleaguered region of Sudan was within reach. But after 18 months of shuttle diplomacy, rebel groups are more fractured and violent than ever and the Sudanese government is again engaged in brutal attacks on villages, he told the Security Council on Tuesday. The chance for peace has slipped away for now, he told the council "with much regret," and the focus must revert to restoring security.
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June 25, 2008 | Maggie Farley, Times Staff Writer
When Jan Eliasson agreed to be a U.N. envoy to Darfur, he believed peace for the beleaguered region of Sudan was within reach. But after 18 months of shuttle diplomacy, rebel groups are more fractured and violent than ever and the Sudanese government is again engaged in brutal attacks on villages, he told the Security Council on Tuesday. The chance for peace has slipped away for now, he told the council "with much regret," and the focus must revert to restoring security.
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September 20, 1989
The U.N. special envoy for the Persian Gulf, Jan Eliasson, will begin a shuttle mission between Iran and Iraq in late October to try to revive stalled peace talks, Secretary General Javier Perez de Cuellar said. Despite a truce in August, 1988, that ended the fighting in the eight-year-long Persian Gulf War, virtually no progress has been made in extending it into a full-fledged peace settlement.
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November 11, 1988 | From Reuters
All sick and wounded prisoners of the Persian Gulf War will be home by the end of the year under an agreement signed today, the only tangible result of two weeks of intensive peace talks between Iran and Iraq. The International Committee of the Red Cross announced the deal to swap all such prisoners between Nov. 20 and Dec. 31. The accord, negotiated by the two rivals directly with the Red Cross, was announced hours after U.N.
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September 1, 1988 | Associated Press
U.N. Secretary General Javier Perez de Cuellar left the deadlocked Iran-Iraq peace talks today and put a Swedish diplomat in temporary charge of trying to get the negotiations moving again. Jan Eliasson, Sweden's U.N. ambassador, arrived from New York to continue Perez de Cuellar's work of seeking a compromise between the belligerents. Perez de Cuellar departed for other U.N. duties in Lisbon but said he could return when necessary.
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September 13, 1988 | From Reuters
Persian Gulf peace talks adjourned today without substantive progress, and their future status was cast into doubt by a tough Iraqi declaration. U.N. mediator Jan Eliasson said that he has invited the foreign ministers of Iraq and Iran to New York for talks with Secretary General Javier Perez de Cuellar on Sept. 22 and that both sides have accepted the invitation.
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