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The first-ever World Humanitarian Summit, set to take place in Istanbul on 23-24 May 2016, is a global call to action by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, intended to reinvigorate a commitment to humanity in times of crisis. Read More
   
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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon lays a wreath honouring fallen peacekeepers during a ceremony at UN Headquarters in New York marking the 2016 International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers (29 May). UN Photo/Mark Garten, 2016
UNHQ lays wreaths and awards medals to honour fallen UN peacekeepers
20 May 2016
New York: The UN held a wreath-laying ceremony at its headquarters on 19 May to mark the 2016 International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon presided over the commemoration and he awarded the Dag Hammarskjöld medal to UN peacekeepers who had fallen during 2015 as well as the first “Captain Mbaye Diagne Medal for Exceptional Courage”. Read
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As a UNV Water Sanitation Engineer, Riza Elfina supervises the water quality control laboratory and the installation of relevant water treatment plants. (UNV, 2016)
Improving living conditions in Haiti
19 May 2016
I joined the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti as a UN Volunteer one year after the devastating earthquake that struck the country in 2010. This tragic event motivated me to dedicate my time and experience to help restore a secure and stable environment in Haiti. I now serve as a UNV Water Sanitation Engineer, supervising the water quality control laboratory and the installation of relevant water treatment plants. Read
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