New York

15 October 2012

Statement Attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General on the Death of King Norodom Sihanouk

The Secretary-General expresses his deep condolences to the Royal family, Government and people of Cambodia on the passing of Cambodia's former monarch, King Norodom Sihanouk.  The Secretary-General acknowledges King Sihanouk's long dedication to his country and his legacy as a unifying national leader who is revered by Cambodians and respected internationally.

The Secretary-General also hopes that the legacy of the former King will allow Cambodia to advance the national healing process, including through continued commitment to justice.