Two Indians, among 115 UN personnel, staff honoured for sacrifice in line of duty

An Indian police officer deployed to the UN mission in Congo and a consultant with the UN development programme killed in the Ethiopian Airlines plane crash are among 115 UN peacekeepers and staff honored by the global organization for their sacrifice in the line of duty.

103 out of 1155 peacekeepers were African peacekeepers. Attribute ceremony their names were read out loud and it was attended by diplomats and family members of those who have fallen.

Key Highlights-

1. Jitender Kumar: was an Indian police officer deployed to UN Organisation Stabilisation Mission in Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO).
2. Shikha Garg: was a consultant with UN Development Programme (UNDP), attached with India’s Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change. She was killed in Ethiopian Airlines (ET 302) plane crash.

The UN chief lit a candle in honor of the 115 colleagues from 43 different nations. Espinosa expressed her profound respect and admiration for their dedication, passion, and commitment to humanity. She said that their ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten.

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