Statement Attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General on Papua
New York, 13 September 2011In the course of the press conference which he gave in Auckland, New Zealand, on 7 September, the Secretary-General was asked a number of questions about regional issues, including one on the Indonesian province of Papua and the UN Decolonization Committee.
In response, he stated that it was up to the Member States to decide on the re-listing or de-listing of any territory as a non-self-governing territory.
His off-the-cuff response may have led to the misunderstanding that he was suggesting the matter of Papua should be placed on the agenda of the Decolonization Committee. The Secretary-General wishes to clarify that this was not his intention.
Statements on 13 September 2011
- Beirut, Lebanon, 13 September 2011 - Secretary-General's message to the Second Meeting of States Parties to the Convention on Cluster Munitions [delivered by Mr. Sergio Duarte, High Representative for Disarmament Affairs]
- New York, 13 September 2011 - Secretary-General's remarks at the General Assembly Tribute to the Memory of late Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjold on the 50th Anniversary of his death
- New York, 13 September 2011 - Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General on school bus attack near Peshawar, Pakistan
- Paris, France, 13 September 2011 - Secretary-General's message to UN Inter-Agency Meeting on the Safety of Journalists and the Issue of Impunity (delivered by Kiyo Akasaka, Under-Secretary-General for Communications and Public Information)