Tokyo, Japan, 30 June 2008 - Statement Attributable to the Spokesperson for the UN Secretary-General on ZimbabweThe Secretary-General supports the views expressed by the President of the Security Council regretting the decision by the Government of Zimbabwe to go ahead with the presidential elections. The Secretary-General has said repeatedly that conditions were not in place for a free and fair election and observers have confirmed this from the deeply flawed process. The outcome did not reflect the true and genuine will of the Zimbabwean people or produce a legitimate result.
The Secretary-General encourages efforts of the two sides to negotiate a political solution that would end violence and intimidation. He supports the efforts of the African Union and Southern African Development Community (SADC) to promote an agreement acceptable to the people of Zimbabwe. The Deputy Secretary-General and his Envoy, Mr. Haile Menkerios are at the Africa Union Summit and are ready to help in any way possible to produce this result.
Statements on 30 June 2008
- New York, 30 June 2008 - Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General on Guatemala
- New York, 30 June 2008 - Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General on the humanitarian aspects of Security Council Resolution 1701
- New York, 30 June 2008 - Secretary-General's message to the Development Cooperation Forum of the Economic and Social Council [delivered by Mr. Thomas Stelzer, Assistant Secretary-General for Policy Coordination and Inter-Agency Affairs]
- New York, 30 June 2008 - Secretary-General's message to the High-level segment of the Economic and Social Council [delivered by Mr. Sha Zukang, Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs]