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SECRETARY-GENERAL ADVISES FOCUS ON EMERGENCY RESPONSE IN MYANMAR
The following statement was issued today by the Spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:
The Secretary-General, deeply concerned about the welfare of the people of Myanmar at this time of national tragedy, has taken note of the Government’s decision to proceed with the constitutional referendum on 10 May, while postponing it in some of the areas most affected by the cyclone. Due to the scope of the disaster facing Myanmar today, however, the Secretary-General believes that it may be prudent to focus instead on mobilizing all available resources and capacity for the emergency response efforts.
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