New York

04 November 2020

Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General - on the situation in Ethiopia  

The Secretary-General expresses his alarm over the reported armed clashes in the Tigray region of Ethiopia and calls for immediate measures to de-escalate tensions and ensure a peaceful resolution to the dispute. He underlines the importance of the stability of Ethiopia for the Horn of Africa region.   

The Secretary-General renews the commitment of the United Nations, with its partners in the region, to support the Government of Ethiopia in its reform efforts aimed at building a peaceful and secure future for all its peoples.  

Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary-General