New York, 19 December 2011 - Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General on the passing of Kim Jong-ilThe Secretary-General has learned that the leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), Kim Jong-il, passed away. The Secretary-General extends his sympathy to the people of the DPRK at this time of their national mourning.
The Secretary-General reaffirms his commitment to peace and security on the Korean peninsula. The United Nations system will continue to help the people of the DPRK. The Secretary-General is closely following the situation.
Statements on 19 December 2011