Outgoing UN envoy makes final pitch for Syria constitution

 U.N. envoy to Syria Staffan de Mistura speaks during the Doha Forum in the Qatari capital on December 16, 2018. (AFP/KARIM JAAFAR)

Outgoing U.N. envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura Sunday said that peace in the war-wracked country could be won through a post-war "inclusive constitution".

De Mistura is trying to set up a U.N.-backed constitutional committee for Syria that would include 50 members chosen by Damascus, 50 by the opposition and 50 by the United Nations, before stepping down later this month.