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The UN flag going at half mast to honor our colleagues who perished on Sunday.The United Nations flag at the UN Headquarters is flying half-mast today in honor of 19 UN staff who perished when an airplane crashed Sunday in Ethiopia. An... ... See MoreSee Less
UNON colleagues observe a moment of silence. May the souls of the colleagues who perished rest in peace.
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“UN staff observe a moment of silence for the #EthiopianAirlinesCrash victims during the opening plenary session of #UNEA4 in Nairobi. Video credit: @SABCNewsOnline cc: @UNNairobiStaff @UNEnvironment @inaxusein @kanhema @MaimunahSharif @JoyceMsuya https://t.co/Fu9LeSjjL7” ... See MoreSee Less
Very...sad, thay were colleagues, friends, parents,... May they Rest in Peace!
Dear friends and colleagues,
Today is a sad day for the world and the United Nations. An Ethiopian Airlines flight which departed Addis Ababa heading to Nairobi crashed 6 minutes after its take-off, killing all 157 passengers from many nationalities, including its 8 crew members on board.
It has been confirmed that among passengers on board of the crashed aircraft were UN staff members.
According to news reports, among passengers were 32 Kenyans, 18 Canadians, 9 Ethiopians, 8 Italians, 8 Chinese, 8 Americans, 7 Britons, 7 French, 6 Egyptians, 5 Dutch, 4 Indians, 4 Slovaks, 3 Austrians, 3 Swedes, 3 Russians, 2 Moroccans, 2 Spaniards, 2 Poles, 2 Israelis, 1 each from Belgium, Indonesia, Somalia, Norway, Serbia, Togo, Mozambique, Rwanda, Sudan, Uganda, Nepal and Yemen.
The Secretary General has instructed that the flag of the United Nations be flown at half-mast on Monday, 11 March 2019, in memory of the United Nations personnel killed in the crash. All offices and duty stations will lower their flags on this occasion.
World leaders have also expressed their condolences.
For us, UN staff, it is indeed a sad day. At these very difficult times, our thoughts are with the families and friends of our UN colleagues and with the many nationals of the countries who lost citizens of theirs.
Staff Unions are working closely along the UN top Management to ensure necessary assistance is provided to families of staff who lost their lives.
May their souls rest in peace.
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May their great souls rest in peace! May the Almighty of Universe give strength to their families to over come this tragedy!
So tragically what went wrong?
Could you please revise your report, and also mention among the passengers, there was also one person from Nepal? We are all shocked by this heartbreaking incidence and as UN, we should take sufficient care to report facts correctly.
The report missed one Nepali who was also in the ill-fated aircraft.
Terrible news. May they rest in peace 🖤🖤🖤
May almighty God rest their souls in peace
My condolences to the families and relatives of the deceased who perished in the plane crashed. May thy soul rest in peace.
May their souls rest in peace...😥
A tragedy. God rest their souls and be with their families
I’m so sorry ti hear that 😞 May their Souls Rest IN Peace
May their souls rest in ertenal peace.
Very sad indeed
May their soul rest in peace.
..Our thoughts and praywrs with their families.
RIP and Strong Condolences to The Families.
Rest in Peace passengers of Ethiopian Airlines and Condolence to the families💐💐💐🙏
So sad to hear about this tragic end of our colleagues and all other nationals. RIP.
Very sad indeed. RIP and prayers to the families.
Very sad to hear. Pray for their souls R.I.P.
I known television news.
May the souls of all who departed rest in peace with the Lord. May the Lord comfort 🙏 the families in this difficult 💔 moment
Rest in peace. Comfort to the bereaved
Prayers for the departed and their families!
sad indeed,may the Lord comfort and console all those affected as we all draw near to Him.
In prayers with all who lost their loved ones. RIP.
We know that there were a significant number of UN family colleagues on this morning’s Ethiopian Airlines flight from Addis Ababa to Nairobi, many heading for tomorrow’s opening of the UN Environment Assembly. The Department of Operational Support is working to establish the full picture. Our thoughts are with the families of all affected and we will work with administration to make sure the necessary assistance is provided to them.
UPDATE: Based on TRIP and UN travel agencies, 19 staff are reported as having been on the flight. However, the number may change once the flight manifest is released. Flags will be flown at half mast tomorrow. ... See MoreSee Less
We share the pain of the loss. RIP.
"Women leaders are essential role models and I am proud to work with dynamic and creative women every day, as we lead the UN into a new era." -- United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Friday's International #WomensDay ... See MoreSee Less