COMMEMORATION OF 2003 BAGHDAD BOMBING TO BE HELD AT UNITED NATIONS HEADQUARTERS ON 17 AUGUST
Note to Correspondents
COMMEMORATION OF 2003 BAGHDAD BOMBING TO BE HELD
AT UNITED NATIONS HEADQUARTERS ON 17 AUGUST
The fourth anniversary of the bombing of the United Nations headquarters in Baghdad will be observed on Friday, 17 August, at 10:15 a.m., with a wreath-laying ceremony to remember our colleagues and friends killed and injured in that attack.
The ceremony will be held in front of the memorial plaque located outside the Meditation Room in the General Assembly Building public lobby. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is expected to make a brief statement.
On 19 August 2003 a truck bomb attack destroyed the United Nations headquarters in Baghdad, taking the lives of 22 and wounding more than 150. Among the victims was Sergio Vieira de Mello, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Iraq.
The memorial ceremony is organized by the United Nations Staff Union’s Committee on the Security and Independence of the International Civil Service.
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