New York

28 June 2021

Statement by the Secretary-General - on the situation in Ethiopia

Antonio Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations

Recent events in the Tigray region of Ethiopia are extremely worrisome. They demonstrate, once again, that there is no military solution to the crisis.  I have just spoken with Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and I am hopeful that an effective cessation of hostilities will take place. It is essential that civilians are protected, humanitarian aid reach the people in need and a political solution is found.