September 01, 2015 - 10:50 ( Brasília )

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Ban mourns death of force commander of UN Haiti mission


Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today that he was saddened by the news of the sudden death of the Force Commander of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH).

In a press release issued by his spokesperson, Mr. Ban said he learned “with great sadness the sudden passing” of Lieutenant General José Luiz Jaborandy, Jr., 30 August 2015 in Miami, while was on a trip to Brazil, where he was born.

Lieutenant General Jaborandy, Jr., has been the Force Commander of MINUSTAH since March 2014.

The Secretary-General said he was grateful to the Lt. General for his ledership and dedication to the cause of peace he has shown during his deployment.

Mr. Ban expressed his sincere condolences to the bereaved family and to the Government of Brazil for this “tragic loss.”


Statement

Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on the passing of MINUSTAH's Force Commander

New York, 31 August 2015


The Secretary-General learned with great sadness of the sudden passing of Lieutenant General Jose Luiz Jaborandy, Jr., of Brazil on 30 August in Miami, while travelling to Brazil. He was the Force Commander of the United Nations Stabilization Mission (MINUSTAH) in Haiti since March 2014.

The Secretary-General is grateful for General Jaborandy's leadership and dedication to the cause of peace. He offers his heartfelt condolences to his family and the Government of Brazil for this tragic loss.