Security Council calls for swift and peaceful restoration of Fijian Government

Deploring this week’s coup d’état in Fiji, the Security Council today called for the peaceful restoration of the South Pacific nation’s democratically elected government as early as possible.

Fiji must abide by global obligations on rights, fundamental freedoms: UN rights chief

United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Louise Arbour today called on Fiji to guarantee fundamental freedoms for its people, and also abide by international obligations covering civil, political and other rights, as she expressed concern following the recent coup.

Condemning coup in Fiji, Annan urges return to constitutional rule

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today deplored the coup d’état in Fiji, calling for the immediate reinstatement of the Pacific island nation’s legitimate authority.

Security Council urges Fiji’s military leadership to resolve any disputes peacefully

The Security Council today expressed concern at the possibility of a coup d’état against the Fijian Government, urging the country’s military leadership to exercise restraint and respect the rule of law.

Possibility of coup in Fiji sparks warning from UN Secretary-General

Secretary-General Kofi Annan voiced alarm today at the possibility of a coup d’état against the Fijian Government, warning that the current political crisis could jeopardize the reputation of the Pacific island nation.