UN / ANNUAL MEMORIAL SERVICE

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22-Jun-2022 00:01:56
Secretary-General António Guterres paid tribute to 485 UN personnel who lost their lives the past year, the highest number lost in a single year. UNIFEED

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STORY: UN / ANNUAL MEMORIAL SERVICE
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DATELINE: 22 JUNE 2022, NEW YORK CITY / FILE

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FILE - NEW YORK CITY

1. Wide shot, exterior, UN Headquarters

22 JUNE 2022, NEW YORK CITY / FILE

2. Various shots, musical performance
3. SOUNDBITE (English) António Guterres, Secretary-General, United Nations:
“Throughout the past year, COVID-19 continued to cause immeasurable suffering and death. And as we did last year, we pay tribute today to our colleagues we lost because of malicious acts, natural disasters – and illness. As a result, at this memorial service we mourn the highest number of colleagues – 485 UN personnel – lost in a single year.”
4. Med shot, musical performance
5. SOUNDBITE (English) António Guterres, Secretary-General, United Nations:
“Often far from home, without fanfare, they devoted their careers to help others. Unbowed by cynicism, they worked to make a difference – no matter how high the obstacle; no matter how distant the reward; no matter, even, how difficult the challenge. They worked to secure peace in forgotten places. They fed the hungry and sheltered those driven from their homes. They helped protect our planet, delivered life-saving assistance, and fought to give children a better future. In short, they upheld the vision and values of the United Nations. We mourn their passing and cherish their memories.”
6. Med shot, musical performance

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Secretary-General António Guterres today (22 Jun) paid tribute to 485 UN personnel who lost their lives the past year, the highest number lost in a single year.

The Secretary-General said, “throughout the past year, COVID-19 continued to cause immeasurable suffering and death. And as we did last year, we pay tribute today to our colleagues we lost because of malicious acts, natural disasters – and illness. As a result, at this memorial service we mourn the highest number of colleagues – 485 UN personnel – lost in a single year.”

They include seventy military personnel, one police officer, and 414 civilian personnel from104 nations in all.

Guterres said, “often far from home, without fanfare, they devoted their careers to help others. Unbowed by cynicism, they worked to make a difference – no matter how high the obstacle; no matter how distant the reward; no matter, even, how difficult the challenge. They worked to secure peace in forgotten places. They fed the hungry and sheltered those driven from their homes. They helped protect our planet, delivered life-saving assistance, and fought to give children a better future. In short, they upheld the vision and values of the United Nations. We mourn their passing and cherish their memories.”
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