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Prof. Louis Aucoin Speaks at International Day of UN Peacekeepers

United Nations Mission in Liberia

The United Nations and Government of Liberia Pay Tribute to Fallen Peacekeepers

Today the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) observed the annual International Day of UN Peacekeepers that also marks the 64th anniversary of peacekeeping by the United Nations.  

A solemn ceremony marking International UN Peacekeepers Day under the theme “Global partnerships in Peacekeeping” was held at the Pan African Plaza Headquarters of the UN Mission in Liberia (UNMIL), bringing together senior officials of the Liberian Government, the United Nations family, members of the Diplomatic Corps, non-governmental organizations and other partners.

The Officer-In-Charge of UNMIL Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations for Rule of Law, Mr. Louis Aucoin and the Representative of the President of the Republic of Liberia, His Excellency Honorable Boima Fahnbulleh each laid wreaths in memory of the fallen peacekeepers…

…Mr. Louis Aucoin delivered Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s message commemorating the International Day of UN Peacekeepers. “Today we honor the memory of the more than 2,900 peacekeepers that have lost their lives in the line of duty over the years, and we pledge to carry on their work to bring stability to war-ravaged countries. The fallen peacekeepers came from many different troop-contributing countries, a poignant reminder of the global partnership that underpins United Nations peacekeeping…”

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