Ban Ki-moon says UN ready to support democratic initiatives in Bolivia

22 June 2007

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today that he is “following with interest” the process Bolivia is undergoing to bolster democracy and pledged the world body’s full support in this endeavour.

Mr. Ban “underscores the exceptional opportunity that Bolivia’s Constituent Assembly represents to establish, through broad national agreement, a democratic society based on ethnic and cultural diversity, inclusion, equal opportunities and social justice,” his spokesperson said in statement.

Mr. Ban also pledged the world body’s support in Bolivia’s efforts to strengthen democracy.

Jan Egeland, his Special Adviser, visited the South American country from 29 May to 2 June.


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