The International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers is an observance that serves to tribute to the men and women who contribute to promoting peace, stability, and security in volatile regions. This day highlights the success and sacrifice displayed by Peacekeepers leading missions under UN mandates, often operating in hostile and fragile environments. These missions prevent the escalation of conflicts and create a safer environment for vulnerable populations.
This observance began on December 11, 2002. The United Nations General Assembly designated May 29 as the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers to honor those who have lost their lives serving the in peacekeeping operations. India is one of the largest contributors of troops, police, and civilian personnel to UN peace missions. India has consistently demonstrated its commitment to the ideals of the UN peacekeeping operations, as over 200,000 Indian soldiers have participated in 49 missions globally. Indian peacekeepers' contributions have strengthened India's position as a responsible global leader.
In India, the International Day of UN Peacekeepers is observed on May 29. Celebratory events include official ceremonies, wreath-laying, public discussions, and media features. These events focus on honoring fallen Indian peacekeepers and recognizing their relentless pursuit of justice and stability. The government, military, civil society, and common citizens of India join together to pay homage on May 29th every year.
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References and related siteswww.un.org: UN Peacekeepers 2022 peacekeeping.un.org: Gender In The UN Military