Ethiopian Airlines: UN honours staff members
The United Nations, UN, came together in sadness and solidarity on Friday to honour its 21 staff members, who died on board an Ethiopian Airlines flight which crashed on Sunday.
The ceremonies were held at UN Headquarters in New York and Geneva, to remember the staff members who were among the 157 passengers and crew members on board the ill-fated Ethiopian airplane Flight 302, which crashed near Addis Ababa.
“We come together in sadness and solidarity to pay tribute to our fellow UN family members who perished,” UN Secretary-General António Guterres said after laying a wreath in remembrance of the workers.
The secretary-general called on all across the UN system, to “continue that mission.”
In a statement from the UN in Geneva, Director-General Michael Møller, told the ceremony of commemoration in that place that those who died “were all our heroes”.
He said the tragedy gave everyone within the “vast and varied family” of the UN, the opportunity to reflect on why they serve.
“I like to think that it’s above all else because of our shared belief that we can make the world a better place.
“To carry on our work wherever we can make a difference; no matter how high the risk, no matter how distant the reward; no matter, even, how faint the hope may seem at times.
“Our colleagues will be remembered for doing just that,” Møller said.
Source: Daily post