On 31 May 2014, we celebrated the memory of a Good Man, Captain Mbaye Diagne of Senegal, who gave his life to save humanity while serving the Organization of the United Nations. His story is little known, however the Captain is “the greatest hero of the United Nations”, as declared by Prince Zeid Ra’ad Zeid al-Hussein, Ambassador of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan to the United Nations after watching the BBC documentary “A good man in Rwanda”  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g0Eghb7V8LI.

The Ambassador proposed the Security Council to coin a medal to honor the bravest of all peacekeepers (http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-27057909) and on 8 May, the Security Council unanimously decided to create “the Captain Mbaye Diagne Medal for Exceptional Courage”  (http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=47751#.U23bJYF_unA). After 20 years, the heroic sacrifice of Captain Mbaye Diagne, “the bravest of the brave”, is eventually recognized by the Organization of the United Nations that the Captain served until his death on 31 May 1994 in Kigali.