New York

28 January 2021

Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General - on Myanmar

Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary-General

The Secretary-General is following with great concern recent developments in Myanmar. He urges all actors to desist from any form of incitement or provocation, demonstrate leadership, and to adhere to democratic norms and respecting the outcome of the 8 November general election.  All electoral disputes should be resolved through established legal mechanisms. 
The Secretary-General reaffirms the support of the United Nations to the people and Government of Myanmar in their pursuit of peace, inclusive sustainable development, humanitarian action, human rights and rule of law.