New York

14 December 2012

Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General on Nepal

The Secretary-General is deeply concerned about the continuing political deadlock in Nepal. He urges the country’s political parties to set aside differences in the interest of the nation and form a broad-based government without further delay.  He also encourages the main stakeholders to create a conducive environment for the next elections.

The Secretary-General urges all actors in Nepal to reaffirm their commitment to the Comprehensive Peace Agreements and to safeguard the achievements of the past several years in line with the aspirations of the Nepalese people.