New York

05 July 2021

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

Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary-General  

The Secretary-General is saddened by reports of loss of life and destruction caused by a mudslide in Atami, Shizuoka prefecture, Japan. He extends his deep condolences to the families of the victims, the Government and people of Japan. He commends the work of the emergency responders and wishes a speedy recovery to those who are injured.  

The United Nations stands in solidarity with the Government and people of Japan.