Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General on Venezuela
New York, 26 February 2014
The Secretary-General is saddened by continuing reports of violence and loss of life amid protests in Venezuela, and urges that all efforts be urgently made to lower the tensions and prevent further violence. He has taken note of the calls for dialogue made by President Nicolas Maduro and other Venezuelans. He hopes for concrete gestures by all parties to reduce polarization and create the necessary conditions to engage in a meaningful dialogue so that calm can be fully restored in the country as soon as possible.
The Secretary-General calls for the protection of the human rights of all Venezuelans. He appeals to Venezuelans, no matter their political perspective, to voice differences and grievances peacefully and in accordance with the law, and to seek common ground.
Statements on 26 February 2014
- New York, 26 February 2014 - Secretary-General's remarks at Screening of “12 Years a Slave”
- New York, 26 February 2014 - Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General on Thailand
- Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, 26 February 2014 - Secretary-General's message to the Summit of the Common Market of Eastern and Southern Africa [delivered by Mr. Mukhisa Kituyi, Secretary-General of the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)]
- New York, 26 February 2014 - Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General on attacks in Yobe State, Nigeria