Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General – on Myanmar
10 October 2023
The Secretary-General is alarmed by reports of the killing of dozens of civilians – including internally displaced persons, many of them women and children - in a bombing in Myanmar’s Kachin state on 9 October. Those responsible must be held to account.
The Secretary-General condemns all forms of violence, including the military’s intensifying attacks throughout the country, which continue to fuel regional instability. He continues to urge neighboring countries in particular to leverage their influence.
The Secretary-General reaffirms that civilians should be protected in accordance with international humanitarian law.