Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General on the attacks in Niger
New York, 23 May 2013
The Secretary-General strongly condemns the two suicide bombings which took place today in Arlit and Agadez, Niger. He conveys his sincere condolences to the families of the victims.
The Secretary-General reiterates the support of the United Nations to the efforts of the Government of Niger and other countries in the Sahel region to combat the scourge of terrorism and transnational crime, in close collaboration with the African Union, the Economic Community of West African States and the Economic Community of Central African States. He stresses the need for the international community to continue to strengthen its cooperation to address these serious threats to the stability of the sub-region and beyond.
Statements on 23 May 2013
- Kigali, Rwanda, 23 May 2013 - Secretary-General's remarks at ceremony for the Centre of Excellence for the Fight Against Violence Against Women and Children [as prepared for delivery]
- Kigali, Rwanda, 23 May 2013 - Secretary-General's remarks at Gisozi Genocide Memorial [as prepared for delivery]
- New York, 23 May 2013 - Secretary-General's message on the International Day to End Obstetric Fistula