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Captain Mbaye Diagne Medal for Exceptional Courage

On 19 May 2016, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon led an inaugural ceremony to award the “Captain Mbaye Diagne Medal for Exceptional Courage” as New York Headquarters observed the International Day of UN Peacekeepers. This medal is for military, police or civilian UN personnel and associated personnel who follow in the tradition of Captain Diagne. They must demonstrate exceptional courage in the face of extreme danger while fulfilling their mandate in the service of humanity and the United Nations.
Mr. Ban also presided over a ceremony during which the Dag Hammarskjöld Medal was awarded posthumously to 129 military, police and civilian personnel who lost their lives while serving in peacekeeping operations during 2015.