On 29 May 2017, International Day for Peacekeepers, Ms. Dorji Om was awarded a medal as one of the fallen UN Volunteers. Ms. Om passed away on 22 September 2016 while serving in the United Nations Mission in Liberia. Prior to her assignment in Liberia, she worked for the UN in Bhutan and very closely with many of UN Staff here in Bhutan.
On 2 August 2017, on behalf of the UN in Bhutan, the Resident Coordinator, Gerald Daly, sincere appreciation to Ms. Om’s family and handed over the medal to her family member (Ms. Dechen Paden).
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