Statement Attributable to the Spokesperson for the
High Representative for the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations
The terrorist attack in Barcelona, Spain
New York – August 17, 2017
The High Representative for the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) condemns the brutal attack carried out today in Barcelona. Terrorists targeted a group of innocent people, enjoying the day in one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Yet again, we are forced to face the hateful actions of people who show no regard for the sanctity or value of life.
Spain, one of the co-sponsors of UNAOC, plays a key role in promoting pluralism, peace and tolerance. These are the core values at the heart of the mission of UNAOC. It is particularly tragic to see the horrific impact of terrorism strike this nation once again, as it did in Madrid in 2004.
On behalf of UNAOC, the High Representative conveys his deepest condolences to the families of the victims, and to the Government and people of Spain.