International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers

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The international day of united nations peacekeepers is a day of the united nation who served in the peace operation. On that day is also to b honor to those people who are died in this peace operation.

History of the international day of united nations peacekeepers

The general assembly of a united nation and it’s resolution 57/129 that is designed on 29 May as the international day of united nations peacekeepers. This is a date when in 1948 the first UN peacekeeping mission named the “ united nation truce supervision organization ”. On this day we pay tribute onto the professionalism, dedication, and courage of all the men and women serving in the united nation peacekeeping operations, and honor the memory of those who have lost their lives in the cause of peace.

We can say that the first peacekeeping mission was established in 1948, more than 3700 military police and civilian personnel have lost their lives in the service of peace as a result of acts of violence. On 29 May, UN offices, alongside the member states and non-governmental organization, those events are for those honor fallen peacekeeper.  

At the united nations headquarter in new york, the secretary general presides over a wealth laying ceremony in honor of peacekeepers who lost their lives while serving under the united nation flag. The Dag Hammarskjöld medal is awarded to the peacekeepers who have fallen while serving in the cause of peace during the preceding year.

What people can do in the international day of united nations peacekeepers

On this day many of the activities are done by a united nation. On this day give notes in official united nation documents and schedules. Give the presentation during the united nations meeting and events. Memorial service and many events for those who died in the peacekeeping mission. On these events awarding peacekeeping medals to military and police officers who are peacekeepers. The launch of the photographic and multimedia exhibition on the work of united nation peacekeepers. All those events are taking place in places such as headquarters in new york in the united states, as well as, Australia and other locations worldwide.

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Public life on the international day of united nations peacekeepers

In the international day of united nations, peacekeepers are in global observance and people do not have a public holiday. That day never affects people’s daily routine life.

The theme of the international day of united nations peacekeepers

That the theme of the international day of united nations peacekeepers is UN peacekeepers: 70 years of service and sacrifice

Some interesting facts about the international day of united nations peacekeepers

  1. There are currently 16 peacekeeping operations are deployed on the continent
  2. Women make up 30% of civilian peacekeepers, 10% of police peacekeepers and 3% military peacekeepers.
  3. The largest mission is in Darfur which has 26,612 personnel in partnership with the African Union.
  4. United Nation peacekeepers are helping over 150 million people across the world.
  5. United Nation peacekeeping is supported by 193 member states.
  6. The UN is currently sheltering more than 80,000 civilians at peacekeeping bases in South Sudan, as violence continues to cripple the nation and take innocent lives.

– Written By Khyati Rathod

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