Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General on Territorial Dispute between Belize and Guatemala
New York, 20 November 2012
The Secretary-General salutes the progress made by Belize and Guatemala under the auspices of the Organization of American States to resolve their longstanding territorial dispute. He welcomes their decision to hold simultaneous referenda on 6 October 2013 to consult their populations on referring the dispute to the International Court of Justice. Belize and Guatemala have requested financial support from the international community for the referenda and possible eventual legal proceedings. The Secretary-General believes that this process is in line with the objective of pacific settlement of disputes enshrined in the United Nations Charter and merits international support.
Statements on 20 November 2012
- New York, 20 November 2012 - Secretary-General's message to International Year of Cooperatives closing ceremony [delivered by Ms. Shamshad Akhtar, Assistant-Secretary-General for Economic Development]
- New York, 20 November 2012 - Secretary-General's message on Africa Industrialization Day: Accelerating industrialization for boosting intra-African trade
- New York, 20 November 2012 - Secretary-General's remarks to Special meeting of the Counter-Terrorism Committee [delivered by the Deputy Secretary-General]