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Director-General Participates in Ceremony Held on Occasion of International Day of Peace

9 November 2011

The Director-General participated in the ceremony held in commemoration of the International Day of Peace, and the 50th anniversary of the death of former United Nations Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjöld. The event recognized participants in the United Nations Peace Essay Contest for students of Geneva secondary schools. The Director-General congratulated the students on their hard work and commitment to peace. He also highlighted the role that the United Nations plays in shaping, promoting and encouraging an environment where peace can prevail and presented medals to the winners of the contest.