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Inaugural ceremony: US Swedish Art Gift Placement…

Inaugural ceremony: US Swedish Art Gift Placement

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On Wednesday, August 3 at 9:00 a.m. ET, Ambassador Jeffrey DeLaurentis, Senior Advisor for Special Political Affairs, will join Sweden's Foreign Minister Ann Linde to unveil a sculpture titled "Abused Ammunition" on behalf of the two countries in honor of Michael Sharp and Zaida Catalán. 
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Ambassador DeLaurentis and Foreign Minister Linde will be joined by UN Secretary-General António Guterres and Sweden's Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador Anna Karin Eneström. Pre-recorded remarks by the sculpture's artist, Thommy Bremberg, will also be played. 


Michael Sharp and Zaida Catalán were UN experts on the frontlines of a mission investigating allegations of mass graves following fighting between government forces and a militia group in the Kasai region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. They were abducted and murdered  in March 2017. 

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