Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General on Papua New Guinea
New York, 9 May 2012
Following recent uncertainties with regard to the next parliamentary elections in Papua New Guinea, the Secretary-General welcomes the decision of the Government and the Election Commission to conduct the elections within the timeframe stipulated in the constitution. The Secretary-General encourages all relevant parties in Papua New Guinea to uphold the democratic process and ensure that the elections are held in a transparent, credible and peaceful manner. He hopes that the rule of law is strengthened and freedom of the press and the independence of the judiciary are upheld. The United Nations stands ready to assist in this regard.
Statements on 9 May 2012
- New York, 9 May 2012 - Secretary-General's briefing at Informal Meeting of the General Assembly
- New York, 9 May 2012 - Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General on Bomb Attack in Syria
- Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, 9 May 2012 - Secretary-General's message to Ministerial Meeting of the Coordination Bureau of the Non-Aligned Movement [Delivered by Ms. Sahle-Work Zewde, Director-General of the United Nations Office in Nairobi]