International Day of UN Peacekeepers

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2021 DateMay 29, 2021
2022 DateMay 29, 2022
International Day of UN Peacekeepers

International Day of UN Peacekeepers History

International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers seeks to honor and pay tribute to all the peacekeepers that lost their lives serving under the United Nation’s flag. This day acknowledges the contributions and efforts of those uniformed and civilian personnel serving under the UN. According to the UN, today there are 95,000 military, police, and civilian peacekeeping personnel deployed in 13 operations around the world.

International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers was established in 2002 by the UN General Assembly. It is observed annually on May 29th.

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International Day of UN Peacekeepers Facts & Quotes

  • The theme for International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers in 2020 was Women in Peacekeeping: A Key to Peace.
  • For millions in conflict-affected situations around the world, peacekeeping is a necessity and a hope. Let us work together to make peacekeeping more effective in protecting people and advancing peace. UN Secretary-General António Guterres

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UN: International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers

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