Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on the death of Norman Girvan
New York, 10 April 2014
The Secretary-General is deeply saddened by the death of Mr. Norman Girvan of Jamaica, who had been his Personal Representative on the Border Controversy Between Guyana and Venezuela since April 2010. He extends his heartfelt condolences to his family and to the governments and people of the Caribbean region.
Mr. Girvan was one of the most distinguished Caribbean scholars of his time. He was particularly devoted to the promotion of regional integration in the Caribbean and Latin America. This commitment earned him the respect and admiration of the entire region.
The Secretary-General is grateful for Mr. Girvan’s contribution to the United Nations good offices process between Guyana and Venezuela. The progress achieved during his tenure was acknowledged by the Heads of State of Guyana and Venezuela and is part of his impressive legacy.
Statements on 10 April 2014
- New York, 10 April 2014 - Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on the passing of A.N.R. (Ray) Robinson of Trinidad and Tobago
- Washington, DC, 10 April 2014 - Secretary-General's remarks at Learning for All Symposium: Investing in a Brighter Future [as prepared for delivery]
- Washington, DC, 10 April 2014 - Secretary-General's remarks at End Poverty Call to Action Event
- New York, 10 April 2014 - Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on the establishment of a United Nations peacekeeping operation in the Central African Republic [Scroll down for French version]
- Washington, DC, 10 April 2014 - Secretary-General's remarks on the launch of the Emergency Coalition for Education Action
- Arusha, Tanzania, 10 April 2014 - Secretary-General's message for International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the 1994 Rwandan Genocide [Delivered by Mr. Bongani Majola, ICTR Registrar]