Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General Lesotho
New York, 4 May 2011The Secretary-General congratulates the Government of Lesotho, the Independent Electoral Commission and the ruling and opposition parties for successfully concluding, on 28 April 2011, a two-year mediation process to peacefully resolve the grievances stemming from the 2007 elections. Through dialogue, the Basotho stakeholders have resolved these grievances and agreed on the reforms needed to pave the way for the holding of peaceful and credible elections in 2012.
The Secretary-General commends the Christian Council of Lesotho (CCL) and the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) for spearheading the mediation process in Lesotho. He urges them to continue to play an active role in the promotion of peace in Lesotho.
Statements on 4 May 2011
- New York, 4 May 2011 - Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General on the Independent Expert Panel's report regarding the Cholera outbreak in Haiti [please scroll down for the French version]
- New York, 4 May 2011 - Secretary-General's Remarks on World Press Freedom Day
- New York, 4 May 2011 - Secretary-General's Remarks at Roundtable on Gender Equality and Democracy [As delivered]