Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on Ukraine
New York, 24 April 2014
The Secretary-General is deeply concerned about continued violence in eastern Ukraine, which has led to loss of life, further instability and which is contributing to a climate of fear and anxiety.
As the stakes are now so high, the Secretary-General is seriously concerned that the situation could quickly spin out of control with consequences we cannot predict. He stresses, in the strongest terms, the necessity for all parties to honour their commitments under the Geneva Statement. Military action must be avoided at all costs. The Secretary-General calls on all sides to immediately refrain from violence, intimidation or provocative actions and find a way forward toward de-escalation.
Statements on 24 April 2014
- New York, 24 April 2014 - Secretary-General's remarks at panel on "Moving away from the Death Penalty and Halting Discrimination against Marginalized Groups"
- Geneva, Switzerland, 24 April 2014 - Secretary-General's message to UN Roundtable on the Legal Aspects of the Question of Palestine [delivered by Mr. Michael Moeller, Acting Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva]
- Budapest, Hungary, 24 April 2014 - Secretary-General's message to meeting on Model Institutions for a Sustainable Future, 24-26 April
- Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 24 April 2014 - Secretary-General's message to Conference on the Knowledge-based Economy and its Role in National Development [delivered by Dr. Ibrahim Elziq, Resident Representative of the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and Resident Coordinator ad interim in Saudi Arabia] - 24-25 April
- New York, 24 April 2014 - Secretary-General's remarks at General Assembly thematic debate on "Ensuring Stable and Peaceful Societies"
- New York, 24 April 2014 - Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on the recent presidential elections in Algeria