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19 May 2016
Under-Secretary-General Hervé Ladsous Remarks at Dag Hammarskjöld Medal Awards Ceremony on the  International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers  New York, 19 May 2016  Excellencies,  Colleagues,  Friends,  Thank you all for being present here today, as we honour our fallen brothers and sisters and pay tribute to their courage and sacrifice with the Dag Hammarskjöld medal recognising those that have made the ultimate sacrifice in the cause of peace.
19 May 2016
Today, we gather at this memorial site to lay a wreath to honour the brave men and women who died while serving under the United Nations Flag. Last year, 129 peacekeepers from 50 countries lost their lives due to malicious acts, accidents and disease. It was the 12th time in the last 13 years that more than 100 Blue Helmets fell in one year. The tragic total since 1948 is nearly 3,500. Please join me in a moment of silence in tribute to their bravery. Thank you.
12 Apr 2016
Permanent Representative Stresses Need for Continuing Vigilance as Sanctions Committee Chair Presents Final Report by Expert Panel Stressing that Côte d’Ivoire was well on the path to peace, stability and economic growth, the head of United Nations peacekeeping today called upon the Security Council to phase out the Organization’s peacekeeping operation in the West African country.
6 Apr 2016
Sudan’s Permanent Representative Cites ‘Contradictions’ in Secretary-General’s Report, ‘Hidden Agenda’ for Ongoing UNAMID Presence Intensified fighting since January had resulted in a rapidly worsening security situation and large-scale displacement in Darfur, the Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations told the Security Council today.
11 Jan 2016
Government Still Committed to Accord, despite Terror Threat, Says Foreign Minister   Delays in implementing elements of Mali’s 2015 peace agreement could unravel the hard-won confidence built between the signatories to the accord, United Nations peacekeeping chief Hervé Ladsous warned today, while briefing the Security Council on the situation in that country.
30 Oct 2015
Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Hervé Ladsous Statement to the Fourth Committee  30 October 2015  As delivered  Excellencies, distinguished delegates, ladies and gentlemen,  Introduction.
29 May 2015
To the Editor:   Re “Keeping the Peace, but Accused of Abuse” (Memo From the United Nations, May 26):
15 Apr 2015
We Stand Behind Sexual Abuse Victims, He Says, as Members Hear from Chair of Peacebuilding Commission’s Country Configuration Following peaceful elections bearing the promise of ushering stability and democracy into the Central African Republic, the Government must capitalize on the positive momentum by instituting key economic, judicial and security reforms, the head of United Nations peacekeeping told the Security Council this morning.
5 Apr 2015
Initial Optimism over Signing of Accord Dampened by Terrorism, Says Foreign Minister, Blaming Instability on Libya Situation Every day lost in implementing the peace agreement in Mali was a day gained by extremist and terrorist groups betting on its collapse, the Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations said today as he briefed the Security Council on the situation in that country.
27 Mar 2015
Chiefs of Defence Conference Chair’s Note – 27 March 2015, New York  1. The Chiefs of Defence from 108 Members States, Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon and other senior UN leaders met in New-York on the 27th of March 2015 in what was the largest meeting of its kind in history. As a continuation of the debates triggered during the High Level Summit on Peacekeeping on the margin of the 2014 General Debate of the General Assembly, it was a unique opportunity for top military leaders to meet at the United Nations.