Message from the Director and the staff of the Turin Centre
On 1 April 2011, the operations centre of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) in Mazar-i-Sharif was attacked and seven UN staff killed.
Yesterday, a UN aircraft crashed on landing in Kinshasa, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. There were 29 passengers plus the air crew on board the aircraft, which originated from Kisangani. There are no exact figures on the number of casualties at this point.
The Director of the Centre and all of the staff, mourn the tragic loss of life and injuries caused by these incidents and express our solidarity with those who were injured in those incidents and to the families of those who passed away.
As a mark of respect, the United Nations and ILO flags on our campus will fly at half-mast today. The Management Team, which met this morning, observed a minute’s silence in memory of our UN colleagues who lost their lives in Afghanistan and Congo.