UN hails Bangsamoro Law

The secretary-general of the United Nations Antonio Guterres has complimented what he called the “landmark signing” of the Bangsamoro Organic Law as an achievement onthe road to lasting peace in the southern Philippines.In a statement released by Guterres’ spokesman Stephane Dujarric in Manila, the UN official said 

“The Secretary-General welcomes the signing into law of the Organic Law for Bangsamoro in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao on 26 July, a landmark achievement on the road to lasting peace in the southern Philippines.

“The Secretary-General congratulates negotiators for the Government of the Philippinesand the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, the Bicameral Conference Committee, the Bangsamoro Transition Commission and civil society groups for their efforts,” the statement added.

It said: “The United Nations will continue to support the Philippines in the implementation of the law, and to help build the capacity of the Bangsamoro Transition Authority as an effective conduit for peace, democratic governance, and human rights.