EVENTS FOR THE 2013 OBSERVANCE
Special events on the occasion of the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers (A/RES/57/129) Organized by the Office of Military Affairs, Department of Peacekeeping Operations on Wednesday, 29 May 2013.
- 10:00 a.m.: Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will oversee a solemn wreath-laying ceremony in honour of all fallen peacekeepers in the United Nations Visitors Lobby. The ceremony is open to the public and the press.
- 10:30 a.m.: Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will preside over a ceremony at which the Dag Hammarskjöld Medal will be awarded posthumously to the military, police and civilian personnel who lost their lives while serving in peacekeeping operations in 2011. The Medals for military and police personnel will be received by representatives of the respective Permanent Missions to be forwarded on to the next of kin. The ceremony will be held in the Dag Hammarskjöld Library Auditorium and will be shown on UN webcast (http://webtv.un.org/)
- 12 p.m.: Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, Mr. Herve Ladsous, and the Under-Secretary-General for Field Support Ameerah Haq will be the guests at the Spokesperson’s noon briefing in the Dag Hammarskjöld Library Auditorium.
- 2 p.m.: Under-Secretary-General Ladsous will award medals to the military and police officers currently serving in the Department of Peacekeeping Operations at Headquarters in New York. Venue: Plaza behind Visitors' Tent in the North Lawn.