Dag Hammarskjöld medal
Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen,
Let us begin today’s ceremonies with a minute of silence in memory of all the peacekeepers that have lost their lives while serving under the UN flag.
[PAUSE FOR SILENCE]
The International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers inspires great pride and inspiration.
On this day, the peacekeeping community, both at the headquarters and around the world, gathers to honour our heroes.