Kofi Annan resigns as UN Syria envoy
BBC News:The UN-Arab League’s joint special envoy to Syria, Kofi Annan, is resigning. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon says Annan has decided not to renew his mandate when it expires at the end of August.
Annan came up with a 6-point peace plan for Syria, which was meant to bring an end to the fighting. But the plan never fully came into force, and the violence has continued.