UN Security Council press statement on attack against United Nations personnel in Somalia

8 Apr 2014

UN Security Council press statement on attack against United Nations personnel in Somalia

New York, 7 April 2014 - The following Security Council press statement was issued by Council President U. Joy Ogwu (Nigeria):

The members of the Security Council are outraged by the killing today of two UN personnel in Galkayo, Somalia. The members of the Security Council condemned the killings in the strongest terms. The members of the Security Council extended their condolences to the families of the victims. The members of the Council further offered their condolences to the United Nations and the Governments of the Republic of France and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

The members of the Security Council are appalled that individuals working to support the people of Somalia have been killed as they sought to help Somalia progress towards peace and prosperity.

The members of the Security Council called on the Somali authorities to bring the perpetrators of this act to justice. The members of the Security Council underlined their support to the peace and reconciliation process in Somalia. They reiterated that their determination to support the people of Somalia would not be reduced as a result of this or any other such act.