Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General on Sierra Leone
New York, 26 November 2012
The Secretary-General congratulates President Ernest Bai Koroma and the people and institutions of Sierra Leone on the successful and peaceful elections held on 17 November 2012, which clearly demonstrated the people’s strong commitment to consolidating democracy and development.
The Secretary-General emphasizes the importance of all Sierra Leoneans working together in the period ahead. In that regard, the Secretary-General welcomes President Koroma’s pledge to reach out to all Sierra Leoneans and to promote national reconciliation and unity.
At this time, the Secretary-General stresses the responsibility of Sierra Leone’s political leaders for maintaining the atmosphere of calm that has prevailed so far during the election process. He urges all sides to address any outstanding grievances peacefully and through established national mechanisms and institutions.
The Secretary-General is confident that the strong partnership between the United Nations and Sierra Leone will continue in the best interest of the people of Sierra Leone.
Statements on 26 November 2012
- Vienna, 26 November 2012 - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's remarks at Inauguration Ceremony of the King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz International Centre for Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue
- The Hague, the Netherlands, 26 November 2012 - Secretary-General's message to Seventeenth Session of the Conference of State Parties to the Chemical Weapons Convention [Delivered by Mr. Jarmo Sareva, Deputy Secretary-General of Conference on Disarmament]
- Doha, Qatar, 26 November 2012 - Secretary-General's message to "Tri-continental Intercultural South-South Dialogue" on Defying Disasters