UN General Assembly President Mogens Lykketoft, left, speaks to a SYrian refugee boy during his visit to Zaatari refugee camp in Mafraq, Jordan, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016. (AP Photo/Raad Adayleh)
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The president of the U.N. General Assembly said Wednesday that he is "cautiously optimistic" about negotiations on a Syria peace deal because the main powers with a stake in the conflict share the goal of defeating ISIS extremists.On internal U.N. politics, Lykketoft said he hopes the next U.N. chief will be a woman, which would be a first.In Jordan, Lykketoft visited the Zaatari camp for Syrian refugees and met with King Abdullah II.A U.N. panel estimated in a recent report that $40 billion is needed in humanitarian aid worldwide each year, but that only $25 billion is being made available.
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