Ambassador Prasad: Loss of 21 UN staff will be felt strongly

Airplane engine parts are seen at the scene of the Ethiopian Airlines Flight ET 302 plane crash, near the town of Bishoftu, southeast of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia March 11, 2019. REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri

THEĀ United Nations flag at the UN Headquarters in New York is flying at half-mast to honour the victims of the Ethiopian Airlines Flight ET302, which included 21 UN staff.

Fiji’s permanent representative to the United Nations in New York Ambassador Dr Satyendra Prasad in a statement issued this evening shared at the UN Fiji’s profound grief and condolences with the UN and Ambassadors of the countries whose nationals lost their lives on Flight ET302.

The loss of 157 people in the Ethiopian Airlines Flight ET302, which included 21 UN staff en route to the UN Environment Assembly in Nairobi, Kenya had brought great sadness to the UN family.

Ambassador Prasad said the loss of 21 UN staffers who dedicated their lives to improving the lives of others, will be felt strongly across the UN system and most especially by those with whom they had worked closely.

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