Fijian peacekeeping honoured at the UN
June 3, 2018 5:04 am
Fijian UN peacekeeper late Warrant Officer Class One Niko Komaiasa Ralagi, who died while serving at the UN Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) in Syria last year has been honored by the United Nations.
Fiji’s Ambassador to UN, Dr Satyendra Prasad, received the Dag Hammarskjold medal on behalf of his family.
Late Niko Ralagi, had a distinguished career with the RFMF and had served in various UN Peacekeeping Missions.
Before his untimely death in UNDOF, Ralagi was a Senior Operation Warrant Officer at the RFMF Operation Cell at the Land Force Command Headquarters.
Late Ralagi is survived by his wife, Salanieta Lesumaimaumi Ralagi and five children.
Over the years, UN Peacekeeping operations has seen more than 3000 deaths in the various Peacekeeping Missions globally.
The medal ceremony is part of the UN International Peacekeeping Day celebrated in New York each year.