Backed by the UN, the conference aims to end the three year long conflict that created well over 100,000 Syrian deaths and more than one million refugees. Attended by representatives from nearly 40 countries, the conference lasts nine days, seeking to restart on February 10, but immediately shuts down when opposition groups and the Assad regime fail to agree on issues such as establishing a transitional governing body, the return of refugees and the guarantees of human rights to all Syrians. The civil war plods on, with the Assad regime showing no signs of leaving or giving up. By the end of April 2015, the civil war continues with more than 250,000 deaths and 4 million Syrians made refugees.