New York

31 August 2018

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

Stephane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary-General

The Secretary-General takes note of the decision of President Jimmy Morales not to request an extension of the Agreement between the United Nations and the Government of the Republic of Guatemala on the establishment of an International Commission Against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG), whose mandate ends on 3 September 2019.  The Secretary-General recalls the important contribution of CICIG to the fight against impunity in Guatemala under the leadership of its Commissioner.