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Le Secrétaire général est informé que les restes de la dépouille d’UNRWA fonctionnaire Alec Collett ont été retrouvés dans l’est du Liban – Déclaration du Secrétaire général - Communiqué de presse Français

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Source: Department of Public Information (DPI)
Secretary-General
23 November 2009


Secretary-General
SG/SM/12623

Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York



SECRETARY-GENERAL INFORMED OF LOCATION OF REMAINS OF UNRWA'S ALEC COLLETT
 

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:

The Secretary-General has been informed that the remains of Alec Collett, who was on assignment for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) and disappeared in Lebanon in 1985, have been found in eastern Lebanon.

The Secretary-General appreciates the role played by the relevant authorities in the United Kingdom and in Lebanon to resolve this matter after so many years.  He is grateful for the work done by the Department of Safety and Security in helping to determine what happened to Mr. Collett.  Although he is saddened by Alec Collett’s death, he hopes that the actions taken to find his remains can provide a measure of comfort to his loved ones.

The Secretary-General expresses his sincere sympathies to Alec Collett’s family and would like to restate the commitment of the United Nations to assist them in the days ahead.


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