UNESCO Director-General calls for immediate release of hostages held in school siegeThe Director-General of UNESCO, Ko´chiro Matsuura, has joined the Secretary General of the United Nations and the Executive Director of UNICEF in demanding the “immediate and unconditional release of all the hostages” being held at a secondary school in Beslan (Russian Federation).
“I am appalled that a school and its pupils are being used for political ends. Schools are where children learn to live together. The safety of schools must never be threatened. I condemn these actions in the strongest possible terms,” said Mr Matsuura, from UNESCO Headquarters.
|Source||Press Release No. 2004-78|
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|Publication Date||02 Sep 2004|