10 February 2015

Secretary-General Condemns Killing of National Coordinator for Peacebuilding Fund in Guinea

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:

The Secretary-General condemns, in the strongest terms, the killing of Thierno Aliou Diaoune, National Coordinator for the UN Peacebuilding Fund in Conakry, Guinea, on 6 February.

Mr. Diaoune was a trusted United Nations partner and a tireless advocate for the construction of peace, democracy and human rights in Guinea.

The Secretary-General welcomes the announcement by the Government of a full investigation into Mr. Diaoune’s death.  The Secretary-General presents his sincere condolences to the family of Mr. Diaoune.

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