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30 Nov 2022
New York, 30 November 2022- Under-Secretary-General for Peace Operations Jean-Pierre Lacroix thanked Liberia for its strong support to United Nations Peacekeeping and for the service and sacrifice of its military and police personnel deployed under the UN flag.
25 Nov 2022
New York, 23 November 2022- Under-Secretary-General for Peace Operations, Jean-Pierre Lacroix, expressed his thanks for Armenia’s strong support to United Nations Peacekeeping and for the service and sacrifice of its military and police personnel deployed under the UN flag. Of the 193 UN Member States, Armenia is currently the 79th largest contributor of uniformed personnel to UN peace operations, with 32 peacekeepers, including three women, serving in the UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL).  
16 Nov 2022
New York,  16 November 2022- Under-Secretary-General for Peace Operations, Jean-Pierre Lacroix, expressed his thanks for Greece’s strong support to United Nations Peacekeeping and for the service and sacrifice of its uniformed personnel deployed around the world under the UN flag.
11 Sep 2022
United Nations thanks Türkiye for its contribution to peacekeeping   New York, 9 November 2022: Under-Secretary-General for Peace Operations Jean-Pierre Lacroix thanked Türkiye for its strong support to United Nations Peacekeeping and the service and sacrifice of its uniformed personnel deployed around the world under the UN flag.
29 Aug 2022 | New York
2022 United Nations Woman Police Officer Of The Year
26 May 2022 | New York, NY
Excellencies, 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.
26 May 2022 | New York, NY
Secretary-General,   Excellencies,   Dear Colleagues,   Family of peacekeeping and friends of peacekeeping,  I am both humbled and greatly honoured to accept the Dag Hammarskjöld medal on behalf of the civilian peacekeepers who paid the ultimate sacrifice in the service of peace.  Today, I receive this medal on behalf of the families of 60 civilian personnel from 19 Member States.   
26 May 2022 | New York, NY
Secretary-General,  Excellencies,  Military and police advisors,  Respectés membres de la famille du capitaine Hamit,  Major Zharare,  Ladies and Gentlemen,  I would like to thank you all for joining today’s ceremony, in this room or virtually.