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08 Aug 2017 description

SG/SM/18636

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres:

The Secretary-General is closely following events in Venezuela. He is concerned that recent developments could lead to further escalation of tensions and distance the country from a path conducive to a peaceful solution to its challenges.

He is convinced that the Venezuelan crisis cannot be solved through the imposition of unilateral measures, but requires a political solution based on dialogue and compromise.

20 Apr 2017 description

We are concerned about the latest developments in Venezuela and urge that all efforts be made to lower tensions and prevent further clashes.

We call on the Government of Venezuela and the opposition to engage sincerely to reactivate dialogue efforts, especially around the critical issues that they had already agreed to place on the agenda, namely the balance of power among branches of the State, the electoral calendar, human rights, truth and justice and the socioeconomic situation.

28 Aug 2015 description

New York , 28 August 2015

The Secretary-General is aware of recent developments around several localities at the border between Colombia and Venezuela. The UN system is supporting efforts to address the needs of the persons requiring humanitarian assistance.

22 Oct 2014 description

SG/SM/16271

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:

11 Apr 2014 description

Secretary-General

SG/SM/15772

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon: