UN honours fallen peacekeepers ahead of int’l day

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UNITED NATIONS, May 20 (APP): The United Nations has honoured UN peacekeepers who lost their lives while serving under the UN flag around the globe.

At UN Headquarters in New York, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday presided over a wreath-laying ceremony in honour of all men and women who lost their lives in peacekeeping operations worldwide.

According to UN statistics, 129 peacekeepers from 50 countries died last year due to malicious acts, accidents and disease. No Pakistani peacekeepers fell in the line of duty last year.