New York

08 August 2017

Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on the Constitutional referendum in the Islamic Republic of Mauritania

With regard to the constitutional referendum of 5 August 2017 in the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, the Secretary-General encourages all stakeholders to ensure that disagreements are addressed peacefully, within the confines of the law and respect for the rights to freedom of assembly and expression. 

The Secretary-General calls on all Mauritanians to work together to deepen the rule of law and promote social cohesion and national unity.