New York

20 November 2013

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

The Secretary-General congratulates the people of Nepal for the peaceful and successful conduct of the Constituent Assembly election. The turnout shows their determination to take the peace process forward. The new Constituent Assembly will have the historic responsibility to complete a new constitution, building upon the impressive gains in the peace process so far, and thereby promoting national dialogue and genuine reconciliation. The United Nations remains committed to supporting Nepal in its transition towards a peaceful, democratic and prosperous future.