|Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York|
Secretary-General, Preparing to Forward Decision on Kosovo for Determination
by General Assembly, Encourages ‘Constructive Dialogue’ between Parties
The following statement was issued today by the Spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:
The International Court of Justice (ICJ) has delivered today its advisory opinion on the question “Is the unilateral declaration of independence by the Provisional Institutions of Self-Government of Kosovo in accordance with international law?”
The Secretary-General will be forwarding the advisory opinion to the General Assembly, which had requested the Court's advice and which will determine how to proceed on this matter.
The Secretary-General strongly encourages the parties to engage in a constructive dialogue. The Secretary-General urges all sides to avoid any steps that could be seen as provocative and derail the dialogue.
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