New York

06 October 2020

Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General - on the situation in the Kyrgyz Republic

The Secretary-General is closely monitoring the situation in the Kyrgyz Republic, where protests erupted yesterday in the aftermath of the 4 October parliamentary elections, reportedly leaving one person dead and over one hundred injured. 

The Secretary-General regrets the loss of life and urges all involved to exercise the utmost restraint and refrain from violence.

The Secretary-General encourages all Kyrgyz actors to engage in dialogue and agree on a way forward within the constitutional framework.  The United Nations stands ready to support all efforts aimed at finding a peaceful resolution of the current situation, including through the United Nations Regional Centre for Preventive Diplomacy for Central Asia (UNRCCA).

Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary-General