New York

20 May 2014

Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on Thailand

The Secretary-General is closely following the latest developments in Thailand, where the Army declared Martial Law on 20 May 2014. He has consistently called on all sides to work together to seek a solution to the prolonged political stalemate through constructive dialogue. The way to secure Thailand's peace and prosperity is through full respect for democratic principles and engagement in democratic processes. The Secretary-General urges all sides to exercise utmost restraint, refrain from any violence and fully respect human rights.