14 November 2012

Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York

Secretary-General Condemns Killing of UN Staff Member, Violence Outbreak in Abyei,


Urges All Parties to Resolve Disputes through Dialogue


The following statement was issued on 13 November by the Spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:

The Secretary-General condemns the series of incidents that occurred in Abyei in the past 48 hours, which resulted in the death of a United Nations national staff member and the injury of another.  He urges the Abyei communities to return to calm and resolve their disputes through dialogue.

The Secretary-General remains extremely concerned that the Abyei Area joint institutions, including the Police, have not yet been established and urges the parties to quickly address the issue.

The Secretary-General expresses his sincere condolences to the bereaved family of the deceased staff member.

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