The United Nations and the Organization of American States will be addressing Monday the Honduras situation following the military coup which on early Sunday morning ousted constitutionally elected president Jose Manuel Zelaya.
The UN General Assembly will hold Monday an urgent meeting convened the assembly’s President Miguel D’Escoto. On Sunday the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said he was “most concerned” with the latest events in Honduras and gave his full support to “the democratic institutions of the country and condemned the arrest of President Zelaya, his family and members of his cabinet”.
He called on all Hondurans to find a solution to differences “peacefully and with a reconciliation spirit”.
OAS also approved by acclamation a declaration demanding the “immediate, safe and unconditional” return of elected President Manuel Zelaya to his constitutional functions and declared that no government arising from “this unconstitutional interruption will be recognized”.
It also instructed Secretary General Jose Miguel Insulza to urgently attend Monday the meeting of the Central American Integration System (SICA) that will take place in Managua, Nicaragua, and to carry out all necessary consultations with the member states of the Organization.
The seven point OAS declaration was approved hours after the president of the Honduran Congress Roberto Micheletti was named interim president.
On Tuesday the OAS General Assembly will hold a special session to address the issue and take whatever decisions it considers appropriate, in accordance with the Charter of the Organization of American States, international law, and the provisions of the Inter-American Democratic Charter.
Country members of the Bolivarian Alliance of the Americas, ALBA meeting in Managua, Nicaragua also condemned the coup perpetrated in alliance with the “oligarchy and reactionary forces of Honduras”.
“We demand the immediate return to the rule of law and restitution of President Manuel Zelaya to his constitutional functions”, added the statement.
ALBA is made up of Bolivia, Cuba, Dominica, Ecuador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Saint Vincent and Grenadines, Antigua and Venezuela,