New York

19 May 2014

Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on the Democratic People's Republic of Korea

The Secretary-General was deeply saddened to learn of the lives lost and injuries caused by the recent tragic collapse of a building in Pyongyang, Democratic People's Republic of Korea.

His thoughts and prayers are with the victims, their families, and the people of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. The Secretary-General assures the Government of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea of his and the United Nations' solidarity and offer of assistance.