Fallen colleagues remembered at the United Nations

Annual memorial service for fallen UN staff members. Credit: UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe

A tribute has been paid to staff of the United Nations who lost their lives in the line of duty in the past year.

Between October 2013 and November 2014, 100 UN staff members died serving the UN.

A remembrance ceremony was held at UN headquarters on Thursday which also commemorated 102 colleagues who died in the devastating earthquake that hit Haiti five years ago.

The master of ceremonies was Yukio Takasu, the Under-Secretary-General for Department of Management, in this piece prepared by Beng Poblete-Enriquez.

The music was performed at the ceremony by Haitian musician, Dionne Lamonthe.

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