International Day of Solidarity with Detained and Missing Staff Members

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2020 DateMarch 25, 2020
2021 DateMarch 25, 2021
International Day of Solidarity with Detained and Missing Staff Members

International Day of Solidarity with Detained and Missing Staff Members History

International Day of Solidarity with Detained and Missing Staff Members is a United Nations sponsored holiday, in memory of Alec Collett, a UN employee journalist who was abducted by armed men in 1985. His body was found only in 2009 at Lebanon. The observance occurs every year on March 25th, the anniversary of Collett’s abduction.

International Day of Solidarity with Detained and Missing Staff Members Facts & Quotes

  • Whether in their home countries or abroad, United Nations staff members have an admirable commitment to service. Their safety must be our priority. On this International Day of Solidarity, I call on the Member States and the international community to strengthen resolve to give them the protection they need to continue their work for peace and prosperity for all. — Secretary-General António Guterres

International Day of Solidarity with Detained and Missing Staff Members - References and Related Sites

www.un.org: International Day of Solidarity with Detained and Missing Staff Members

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