Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General on the Maldives
New York, 3 September 2013
The Secretary-General calls on the people of the Maldives to ensure that the upcoming presidential elections on 7 September will be conducted in a credible and peaceful manner. In such a context, the Secretary-General encourages all presidential candidates to respect the election results no matter who wins and asks that all stakeholders overcome their past differences. He urges all Maldivians to work together in a constructive manner toward national harmony and democratic consolidation and he highlights, in particular, the need for a renewed commitment to the institutional reform process.
Statements on 3 September 2013
- Majuro, Marshall Islands, 3 September 2013 - Secretary-General's message to the 44th Pacific Islands Forum [delivered by Mr. Gyan Chandra Acharya, High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States]
- Bled, Slovenia, 3 September 2013 - Secretary-General's message to the Bled Strategic Forum [1-3 September 2013]