New York, 6 April 2011 - Statement Attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General on the situation in LibyaThe Secretary-General is deeply concerned about the deteriorating humanitarian situation facing civilians in Libyan cities under military attack, including Misratah, Brega and Zintan. Conditions in Misratah are especially grave, with reports of the use of heavy weapons to attack the city, where the population is trapped and unable, as a result of heavy shelling that has continued over several weeks, to receive basic supplies, including clean water, food, and medicines.
The Secretary-General reiterates his urgent call for an immediate cessation of the indiscriminate use of military force against the civilian population and to ensure full access for humanitarian assistance. He also calls, once again, on the Government of Libya to abide by Security Council Resolution 1973, which demands the immediate establishment of a cease-fire and the complete end to violence and armed attacks against civilians. The Secretary-General reminds all concerned parties that those responsible for such abuses can, and will, be held accountable for their actions.
Statements on 6 April 2011
- New York, 6 April 2011 - Secretary-General's remarks to Panel Discussion "Solving the Autism Public Health Puzzle: Regional and International Collaboration"
- New York, 6 April 2011 - Secretary-General's remarks to Security Council on Haiti [As delivered]
- New York, 6 April 2011 - Secretary-General's remarks at wreath-laying ceremony