Thursday, May 28, 2015

International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers

International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers

29 May is the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers.

The "International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers", May 29, is "a day to pay tribute to all the men and ladies who have served and keep on serving in United Nations peacekeeping operations for their abnormal state of demonstrable skill, commitment, and mettle and to respect the memory of the individuals who have lost their lives in the reason for peace."


It was so assigned by United Nations General Assembly Resolution 57/129, on December 11, 2002, after an official solicitation of the Ukrainian Peacekeepers Association and the Government of Ukraine to the UN General Assembly and initially celebrated in 2003. The date, May 29, denote the commemoration of the formation of the United Nations Truce Supervision Organization (UNTSO) in 1948 to screen the truce after the 1948 Arab-Israeli War, which was the first ever UN peacekeeping mission.


The day is stamped at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City with the presentation of the Dag Hammarskjöld Medal, explanations by the President of the General Assembly and the Secretary-General, and additionally a press discharge in regards to the condition of UN Peacekeeping missions and the proceeded with need of their work.
There are additionally observances around the globe; regularly nations will respect their own particular peacekeepers abroad, however the UN likewise arranges celebrations, discourse discussions, and remembrances in collaboration with nearby and national gatherings.

In 2009, the UN put a unique concentrate on the part of and requirement for ladies in peacekeeping, both as good examples furthermore to serve in various sex particular limits.

The day was built up to

•        Honor the memory of the UN peacekeepers who have lost their lives in the reason for peace;

•        Pay tribute to all the men and ladies who have served and keep on serving in UN peacekeeping operations for their abnormal state of demonstrable skill, devotion and valor.

Peacekeepers Day 2015

On 29 May, UN workplaces, nearby Member States and non-administrative associations, hold occasions to respect fallen peacekeepers. Since the first UN peacekeeping mission was set up in 1948 until April 2015, 3,358 military, police and regular citizen staff have lost their lives in the administration of peace as a consequence of demonstrations of roughness, mishaps and malady.

'Together for Peace'

As the current year's International Day of UN Peacekeepers falls amid the 70th commemoration of the United Nations, we are thinking about the past, present and fate of UN Peacekeeping and reaffirm our dedication to working 'Together for Peace'.
Since its origin in 1948, the UN has built up 71 peacekeeping operations – in Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. The quantity of individuals who have been UN peacekeepers — more than 1 million — far surpasses the aggregate number of staff who had worked for the UN in every other capacity around the world.

Today, nearly 125,000 ladies and men serve in 16 peacekeeping missions over the globe. Our peacekeepers are sent in a percentage of the world's most difficult and severe situations and commanded with progressively mind boggling and troublesome errands. Throughout the decades, UN Peacekeeping has executed a progression of changes to be both 'fit for reason' and creative in the administration of our field operations. We keep on endeavoring towards more noteworthy execution, proficiency and expense adequacy, presenting new advancements and reinforcing our organizations around the world.

Occasions the world over

At the UN Headquarters in New York, the Deputy Secretary-General on 29 May manages a wreath-laying function out of appreciation for all peacekeepers who lost their lives while serving under the UN banner.
What's more, the Dag Hammarskjöld Medal is honored after death to the peacekeepers who have fallen while serving in the reason for peace, amid the first year.

UN peacekeeping operations stamp the Day by reinforcing bonds with the nearby populaces that they have been sent to serve. Case in point, by holding donning occasions, school and halfway house visits, workmanship and exposition rivalries, photograph shows, neighborhood clean ups, tree plantings, shows, and gatherings and workshops on peace issue.

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