GENERAL ASSEMBLY PRESIDENT ‘MARÍA FERNANDA ESPINOSA’ STRONGLY CONDEMNS ATTACKS IN NEW ZEALAND

The President of the General Assembly strongly condemns the attacks against two mosques, which took place in the city of Christchurch in New Zealand, today.

Ms. Espinosa conveys her deepest condolences to all bereaved families, the people and the Government of New Zealand.

The PGA says that this heinous act of extreme violence against a house of worship is an abhorrent crime. Ms. Espinosa stresses that more must be done to combat intolerance, hate speech and extremism for the sake of humanity.

She wishes all injured in the attacks a speedy recovery.