New York, 22 April 2013
The High-Representative for United Nations the Alliance of Civilizations, H.E. Mr. Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser condemns in the strongest possible terms the heinous attacks on the Boston Marathon that took place on April 15.
The High-Representative stresses that the Boston attacks and all other attacks or bombings targeting innocent people are crimes in accordance with International Law and their perpetrators must be brought to justice.
He expresses his deepest sympathies and heartfelt condolences to the families of those who have lost loved ones and wishes speedy recoveries to those who have been injured. His thoughts and prayers are with the people of Boston and everybody who has been affected by these reprehensible acts.
While the UN Alliance of Civilizations stands with the United States People and Government in combating all threats to international peace and security, it encourages all efforts that promote intercultural dialogue, social inclusion and diversity , including through sporting events like the Boston Marathon for the sake of peace and stability.