UN marks International Day Peacekeepers Day

Posted May 25, 2017 8:35 am by Editor

UN marks International Day Peacekeepers Day

UN on Wednesday held ceremonies to pay tribute to the more than 3,500 peacekeepers  who have died on duty since 1948 and acknowledged the dedication and courage of those serving on the ground.  International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers is observed on 29 May.  

 “Every day, peacekeepers help bring peace and stability to war-torn societies around the world,” UN Secretary-General António Guterres said in his video message for the Day, also underscoring the sacrifices made by the more than 3,500 peacekeepers who have given their lives in the service of peace since 1948.

“Their sacrifice only strengthens our commitment to ensuring that

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