International Day of UN Peacekeepers

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2021 Date29 May 2021
2022 Date29 May 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 the 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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  • The theme for International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers in 2021 is The Road to a Lasting Peace: Leveraging the Power of Youth for Peace and Security.
  • The UN Peacekeepers have more than 95,000 military, police, and civilian personnel deployed in 13 operations around the world as of 2021.
  • As of 2021, only about 6% of all the uniformed military, police, and justice and corrections personnel serving in field missions were women.
  • Since the founding of the peacekeepers in 1948, 3,900 peacekeepers have lost their lives while serving under the UN flag.
  • 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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