President Awards UN Resident Coordinator Lundberg with the Order of the Montenegrin Flag II Degree
14 December 2023
Lundberg: "This valuable recognition goes to all of us who work hand in hand to build a better future for Montenegro."
Podgorica, 14 December 2023
The President of Montenegro, Jakov Milatović, presented the UN Resident Coordinator, Peter Lundberg, with the Order of the Montenegrin Flag II Degree during the end-of-year UN reception held at Podgorica's oldest high school, Gymnasium "Slobodan Škerović."
Reflecting on the challenges and triumphs of the past year, Milatović acknowledged the collective dedication toward fortifying society's success and aligning with the UN's sustainable development agenda.
"We've gathered to mark the end of the year, celebrate joint efforts and achievements, and bid farewell to a great friend of our country, Peter. The past year was filled with challenges but also opportunities for collective action and solidarity. We've worked diligently and with a shared goal: to make our society more successful, prosperous, and aligned with the UN's sustainable development agenda," said Milatović, emphasizing his commitment, from the first day in office, to strengthening ties and cooperation with the United Nations system.
Milatović highlighted the immense contribution and dedication of the UN Resident Coordinator, acknowledging the vision and effort Lundberg invests daily, not just in leadership but also in inspiring those around him.
"With great respect and gratitude, I want to present him with the Order of the Montenegrin Flag II Degree. This award is granted for special services to Montenegro, signifying our deep recognition of his outstanding contribution and continuous efforts in achieving the United Nations' goals in Montenegro. May this recognition serve as motivation, not only for him but for all of us, to continue working together and building a society where all citizens can live with dignity, equal rights, and opportunities. Dear Peter, thank you for making Montenegro a better place with your team through the Sustainable Development Agenda," Milatović concluded.
Receiving the award for his special services to Montenegro, the UN Resident Coordinator expressed deep and sincere gratitude, emphasizing that it symbolizes the firm and enduring partnership between the United Nations and the people of Montenegro.
"This valuable recognition is for all of us who work together to build a better future for Montenegro," said Lundberg, thanking the President for the ongoing partnership and cooperation in realizing the shared vision of a sustainable future for Montenegro.
This occasion marked the conclusion of Mr. Lundberg's three-year mandate in Montenegro. Until the appointment of his successor, the role of ad interim UN Resident Coordinator will be obtained by the IOM Chief of Mission Mr. Vladimir Gjorgjiev.