New York

31 August 2018

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

Stephane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary-General

The Secretary-General is closely following developments in Mauritania on the eve of the legislative, regional and municipal elections scheduled for 1 September. He urges all parties to ensure the holding of elections that are peaceful and credible and allow for the participation of all interested stakeholders. He calls on all parties to ensure respect of the rule of law and that the human rights of all Mauritanians are upheld.