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SG/SM/13023-ICJ/623
22 July 2010

Secretary-General, Preparing to Forward Decision on Kosovo for Determination by General Assembly, Encourages ‘Constructive Dialogue’ between Parties

22 July 2010
Secretary-General
SG/SM/13023
ICJ/623
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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