United Nations : Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General – on Ethiopia

Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary-General.

02 November 2021

The Secretary-General is extremely concerned by the escalation of violence in Ethiopia and the recent declaration of a state of emergency.

The stability of Ethiopia and the wider region is at stake.

The Secretary-General reiterates his call for an immediate cessation of hostilities, unrestricted humanitarian access to deliver urgent life-saving assistance, and an inclusive national dialogue to resolve this crisis and create the foundation for peace and stability throughout the country.