Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on an arson attack on a synagogue in the West Bank
New York , 8 February 2016
The Secretary-General condemns the arson attack on 6 February against a synagogue in the occupied West Bank and calls for a thorough investigation to quickly bring the perpetrators to justice.
The Secretary-General also calls on all sides to respect the sanctity of all holy sites, refrain from any inflammatory actions or statements and reject the extremist elements that are pursuing a political agenda seeking to transform the current situation into a religious conflict.
Statements on 8 February 2016
- New York, 8 February 2016 - UN Secretary-General's Remarks to the 54th Session of the Commission for Social Development [as delivered]
- New York , 8 February 2016 - UN Secretary-General's Remarks at Special Event on Mobilizing to Achieve the Global Goals through the Elimination of Female Genital Mutilation by 2030 [As delivered]
- New York, 8 February 2016 - Secretary-General's message to the Inter-Parliamentary Union Hearing [delivered by Mr. Yuri Fedotov, Director-General of the United Nations Office in Vienna and Executive Director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime]
- Rome, Italy, 8 February 2016 - Secretary-General's message to World Food Programme Executive Board [delivered by Dr. David Nabarro, Special Adviser on 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Food and Nutrition Security]