New York

06 November 2014

Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on the situation in Burkina Faso

The Secretary-General congratulates the people of Burkina Faso on the adoption of an agreement on the principle of a one-year civilian-led transition, which will result in the holding of democratic elections in November 2015.
The Secretary-General commends all Burkinabè stakeholders for their sense of responsibility and for their willingness to engage in constructive dialogue. He further encourages all parties to continue to use dialogue to rapidly reach an agreement on an eminent civilian personality to lead the transition process.
The Secretary-General applauds the efforts of the joint mediation undertaken by the United Nations, the African Union and the Economic Community of West African States and the Presidents of Ghana, Nigeria and Senegal, as well as the support of international partners to ensure a smooth and peaceful transition in Burkina Faso.