Shikha Garg, Who Died In Ethiopian Airlines Crash, Honoured By UN For Sacrifice In Line Of Duty

A consultant with the UN development programme killed in the Ethiopian Airlines plane and an Indian police officer deployed to the UN mission in Congo are among 115 UN peacekeepers and staff honoured by the global organisation for their sacrifice in the line of duty. Police Officer Jitender Kumar serving in the UN Organisation Stabilisation Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) and Shikha Garg, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) consultant attached with India’s Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, along with 113 UN personnel and staff, lost their lives in the service of peace between January 2018 and March 2019.

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Garg was among four Indians who died when the Nairobi-bound Ethiopian Airlines plane crashed after taking off from Addis Ababa in March this year. She was on her way to attend a United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) meeting in Nairobi.

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