Welcoming Tunisia’s Adoption of New Constitution, Secretary-General Says Country Sets Example for Others Seeking Reforms

26 January 2014
SG/SM/15615-AFR/2804

Welcoming Tunisia’s Adoption of New Constitution, Secretary-General Says Country Sets Example for Others Seeking Reforms

26 January 2014
Secretary-General
SG/SM/15615 AFR/2804
Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York

Welcoming Tunisia’s Adoption of New Constitution, Secretary-General Says

Country Sets Example for Others Seeking Reforms

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:

The Secretary-General commends the commitment to dialogue and consensus that has marked the democratic transition in Tunisia, which reached another historic milestone with the adoption today of the country’s new Constitution.  He believes Tunisia’s example can be a model to other peoples seeking reforms.

The Secretary-General encourages political actors in Tunisia to ensure the next steps of the transition are conducted in a peaceful, inclusive and transparent manner.  Strengthening the democratic institutions created by the Constitution and related laws will help promote accountability and the rule of law with full respect to human rights.  Close attention must also be paid to ensuring economic growth is achieved in an equitable and sustainable manner.

The Secretary-General reiterates the support of the United Nations to Tunisia and encourages the international community to increase its support for the country’s efforts to consolidate its democracy and to address the economic challenges ahead.

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