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The International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers is an observance dedicated to paying tribute to the contributions and sacrifices made by UN peacekeepers in maintaining global peace, security, and stability. This day serves to honor the bravery and professionalism of the deployed soldiers, police officers, and civilian personnel who provide assistance to countries in post-conflict situations.
Since 1954, New Zealand has contributed to a variety of UN peacekeeping missions. Over 15,000 Austrailian personnel have served in over 72 individual missions. The International Day of UN Peacekeepers creates time to reflect on the extensive experience and unyielding dedication of its servicemen and women. .
In New Zealand, the International Day of UN Peacekeepers is celebrated with flag-raising ceremonies, memorial services, and speeches by dignitaries. Each year on the 29th of May, the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers serves as a reminder to New Zealanders of their commitment to creating a better world through international unity, peace, and cooperation.
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