Secretary-General's remarks at the Captain Mbaye Diagne Medal for Exceptional Courage, Military Gender Advocate of the Year Award and Dag Hammerskjöld Medal Ceremony [bilingual, as delivered]

Ladies and Gentlemen,
Moments ago, I laid a wreath at the Peacekeepers Memorial to pay homage to the more than 4,200 peacekeepers who sacrificed their lives while serving under the UN flag. 
Please join me in a moment of silence in their memory.   
Thank you. 
This year’s Dag Hammarskjöld medal ceremony honours the 117 women and men who lost their lives in 2021 serving as peacekeepers.
Our fallen colleagues came from 42 different countries and diverse backgrounds.
But they were united by a common cause: peace. 

Source: UN News

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