UN posthumous medals for 126 fallen peacekeepers – Ban


United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon on Saturday in New York, gave posthumous awards of Dag Hammarskjöld medal to 126 peacekeepers from 38 countries, who died in 2014 while serving under the UN flag.
Among those awarded, were four Nigerians who lost their lives while serving as peacekeepers in Liberia and Senegal, with the Dag Hammarskjöld Medal.
The honour was part of the activities to celebrate the ‘International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers’ observe every year on May 29.
2015 is marking the seventh successive year in which the Organisation will honour more than 100 ‘blue helmets’, as they are …Read More

Source:: PM Newspaper