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29 May 2013
Excellencies, Secretary-General, Colleagues, Ladies and gentlemen, I am honoured to be here with you today, and join the Secretary-General as we pay tribute to our peacekeeping colleagues who have shown the last full measure of devotion in the service of peace. In 2012, 111 UN peacekeepers from 40 countries lost their lives in the cause of peace, serving as UN peacekeepers. Military, police and civilian colleagues. Since January of this year, a further 25 have been taken from us. Many died as a result of acts of violence. Others were victims of accidents or illness.
19 Feb 2013
Chère Madame la Présidente, Distingués délégués 1. C'est un honneur de vous retrouver cette année à l’occasion de l’ouverture d’une nouvelle session du C34. Je suis particulièrement heureux de m'adresser au Comité spécial des opérations de maintien aujourd'hui en compagnie de Mme. Ameerah Haq, Secrétaire-générale adjointe chargée du Département de l’appui aux missions. 2. Les Départements des opérations de maintien de la paix et de l'appui aux missions travaillent en étroite collaboration sur plusieurs dossiers d’actualité.
19 Feb 2013
Statement by  Under-Secretary-General for Field Support  Ameerah Haq  2013 Substantive Session of the C34 19 February 2013 Madame Chair, Distinguished Delegates, 
6 Feb 2013
Spokesperson Nesirky: Good afternoon, welcome to the briefing. I am joined today by the Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, Mr Hervé Ladsous. Welcome back again, Mr Ladsous. He’s here to brief you, of course, on a range of peacekeeping matters and to take your questions. I think we have about half an hour with Mr Ladsous and then after that I have a couple of more items and would be happy to take a couple of questions at that point. So, first of all, Mr Ladsous, the floor is yours and welcome again.
21 Jan 2013
We are honoured to have the Foreign Secretary of Pakistan here to preside over this important debate and we thank you for this initiative. Pakistan is the single largest troop contributor to United Nations peacekeeping. Its personnel are working courageously every day under the UN blue flag to bring peace to troubled areas.
12 Dec 2012
Statement by Ms. Ameerah Haq  Under-Secretary-General for Field Support  at Security Council Open Meeting on Inter-Mission Cooperation  12 December 2012    Mr. President, Allow me to express my appreciation for this opportunity to address the Council on the subject of Inter-mission Cooperation. I also wish to thank you, Mr. President, for the role you are playing as the Chair of the Security Council Working Group on Inter-mission Cooperation.
30 Nov 2012
Mr. President, Distinguished Delegates, Ladies and Gentlemen, I would like to thank the President of the Council for having invited me to discuss the critical issue of women, peace and security.
1 Nov 2012
Dear Mr. Chairman, distinguished delegates, Let me say what a great pleasure it is to be here with you today and to participate, once again, in this important annual debate. I am very pleased to be joined here by our new Under-Secretary-General for Field Support, Ms. Ameerah Haq, who comes to this position with a deep knowledge of peacekeeping and a strong field orientation.
1 Nov 2012
Statement by Ameerah Haq  Under-Secretary-General for Field Support  to the Fourth Committee  29 October 2012  (rescheduled and delivered on 1 November 2012, due to Hurricane Sandy)   Mr. Chairperson, Distinguished Delegates,  
22 Oct 2012
Spokesperson Nesirky: Welcome to the briefing. We are pleased to be joined by the Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, Mr. Hervé Ladsous. Welcome back. Mr Ladsous is here to brief you on the challenges and trends there are in UN Peacekeeping as well as on the situation in Mali and on peacekeeping related aspects of the latest Security Council Resolution on that particular topic. So, first of all will turn to Mr Ladsous for some introductory remarks followed by questions for which we have about half an hour in total. So, please, welcome back.