- Two fallen Ghanaian peacekeepers to be awarded posthumously
- They are among the 110 who would posthumously receive the Dag Hammarskjold medal in the United Nations
The United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres, would hold a wreath laying ceremony at the UN Headquarters, today, Friday, May 24, 2019 to honour all UN peacekeepers who lost their lives since 1948.
He would also posthumously award 119 military, police and civilian peacekeepers, who lost their lives in 2018 and early 2019.
Two fallen peacekeepers from Ghana are among the 110 who would posthumously receive the Dag Hammarskjold medal.
They are the late Frank Sammy Kwofie who served with the UN Police in the United Nations - African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID); and the late CPL Mercy Adade who served with the UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL).
In a video message to mark Peacekeepers Day, the Secretary-General said, that they are honouring more than a million men who served the UN wholeheartedy
“Today we honour the more than one million men and women who have served as UN peacekeepers since our first mission in 1948. We remember the more than 3,800 personnel who paid the ultimate price. And we express our deepest gratitude to the 100,000 civilian, police and military peacekeepers deployed around the world today and to the countries that contribute these brave and dedicated women and men,” António Guterres said.
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