New York

14 November 2019

Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General - on Bolivia [scroll down for Spanish]

Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary-General

The Secretary-General remains deeply concerned about developments in Bolivia. He reiterates his appeal to all Bolivians to refrain from violence and exercise utmost restraint. The Secretary-General has asked Mr. Jean Arnault to engage, as his Personal Envoy, with all Bolivian actors and offer United Nations support in efforts to find a peaceful resolution to the crisis, including through transparent, inclusive and credible elections. Mr. Arnault is traveling to Bolivia today.

Mr. Arnault is the former Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Colombia. He has also served as Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Georgia, Afghanistan, Burundi and Guatemala.

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El Secretario General sigue profundamente preocupado por los acontecimientos en Bolivia y reitera su llamado a todos los bolivianos para que ejerzan la máxima moderación. El Secretario General ha pedido al señor Jean Arnault, en calidad de su enviado personal, que establezca contactos con todos los actores y ofrezca el apoyo de las Naciones Unidas a los esfuerzos para encontrar una solución pacífica de la crisis y garantizar elecciones transparentes, inclusivas y creíbles. El Sr. Arnault viajará a Bolivia hoy.
 
El Sr. Arnault es el ex Representante Especial del Secretario General para Colombia y también se ha desempeñado como Representante Especial del Secretario General para Georgia, Afganistán, Burundi y Guatemala.