Statement Attributable to the Spokesperson for the High Representative for the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) on the Terrorist Attack in Sulu, the Philippines
New York – 27 January 2019
Mr. Miguel Moratinos, the High Representative for the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) condemns in the strongest terms the terrorist attack on Jolo Cathedral in Sulu in the Philippines.
The High Representative notes that the heinous twin bomb attacks took place during Sunday mass at a place of worship that brings people together in a spirit of compassion and tolerance. He stresses that such terrorist acts will not dissuade us from continuing to work to promote respect of the other and understanding among diverse cultures, ethnicities and beliefs.
On behalf of UNAOC, the High Representative expresses his deepest condolences to the families of the victims and the people and the Government of the Philippines.