This morning, Kofi Annan's office announced that Damascus has accepted his Six Point Plan to end the crisis in Syria. This is potentially a big turning point in the year long struggle in Syria, and the timing of the announcement suggests that Kofi Annan deserves much credit.
Unless he secures Russian backing, it would be unreasonable to expect that Kofi Annan can conjure up some political compromise in Syria.
He would make an Special Arab League/UN envoy to Syria, though he faces a near impossible task: to secure the immediate humanitarian access to besieged cities in Syria while simultaneously mediating a political solution to the crisis.
Kofi Annan takes to the pages of the Christian Science Monitor for Human Rights Day on December 10 to extol the value, utility and virtue of the Human Rights Council: