New York, 15 June 2009 - Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General on today's Security Council meeting on UNOMIGThe Secretary-General has taken note of the lack of agreement within the Security Council on the future activities of a United Nations stabilization mission.
In accordance with this outcome, the Secretary-General will instruct his Special Representative to take all measures required to cease the operations of the United Nations Observer Mission in Georgia (UNOMIG), effective 16 June. He will consult with his Senior Advisors and his Special Representative on the immediate next steps.
The Secretary-General regrets that the Security Council has been unable to reach agreement on the basis of a package of practical and realistic proposals he submitted to the Security Council aimed at contributing to a stabilization of the situation on the ground.
The Secretary-General extends his appreciation to all the men and women who served the mission, and to the countries that provided them. In particular, he expresses his profound tribute to the memory of those who have lost their lives in the service of peace there.
Statements on 15 June 2009
- New York, 15 June 2009 - Secretary-General's concluding remarks at Forum on Global Health
- New York, 15 June 2009 - Secretary-General's statement on the urgency of the entry into force of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty
- New York, 15 June 2009 - Secretary-General remarks at his Forum on global Health : The Tie That Binds