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A UN spokesperson said Secretary-General António Guterres is “concerned about the recent developments” in Ecuador and called on “all actors to reduce tensions, avoid acts of violence and exercise maximum restraint.” UNIFEED

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STORY: UN / ECUADOR
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DATELINE: 10 OCTOBER 2019, NEW YORK CITY

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FILE - NEW YORK CITY

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10 OCTOBER 2019, NEW YORK CITY

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4. SOUNDBITE (English) Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, United Nations:
“The Secretary-General is concerned about the recent developments in Ecuador. He recalls the right of peaceful assembly, in accordance with international law, and calls on all actors to reduce tensions, avoid acts of violence and exercise maximum restraint. The UN system and the Episcopal Conference are supporting preliminary talks with the authorities and different civil society sectors to deescalate tensions. We have received a request from the Government to facilitate a dialogue with different civil society sectors. The United Nations stands ready to consider a role in support of dialogue if its engagement is accepted by all the relevant parties.”
5. Wide shot, press room

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A UN spokesperson said Secretary-General António Guterres is “concerned about the recent developments” in Ecuador and called on “all actors to reduce tensions, avoid acts of violence and exercise maximum restraint.”

Addressing reporters in New York today (10 Oct), spokesperson Farhan Haq said the UN chief recalled the right of peaceful assembly, in accordance with international law, adding that the UN system and the Episcopal Conference were supporting “preliminary talks with the authorities and different civil society sectors to deescalate tensions.”

Haq said the UN received a request from the Ecuadoran Government to facilitate a dialogue with different civil society sectors. He said, “The United Nations stands ready to consider a role in support of dialogue if its engagement is accepted by all the relevant parties.”
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