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UN Secretary-General Condemns Killing of UN Peacebuilding Partner in Guinea

February 10, 2015

UN NEWS CENTRE: Ban condemns killing of UN peacebuilding partner in Guinea

Memorial service for Thierno Aliou Diaoune, National Coordinator for the UN Peacebuilding Fund, in Conakry, Guinea. Photo: UNDP Guinea

 10 February 2015 – The Secretary-General has today condemned, in the strongest terms, the killing of Thierno Aliou Diaoune, National Coordinator for the UN Peacebuilding Fund, in Conakry, Guinea, on 6 February 2015.

“Mr. Diaoune was a trusted United Nations partner and a tireless advocate for the construction of peace, democracy and human rights in Guinea,” said a statement issued today by Mr. Ban’s spokesperson.

The statement said the Secretary-General welcomed the Guinean Government’s announcement of a full investigation into Mr. Diaoune’s death and offered his sincere condolences to Mr. Diaoune’s family.


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