International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers


Date: May 29

Organized By: UN

Categories: General Knowledge, Day-Week-Year-Importance

Suggested For: Civil Services Exam, Bank Exams, MBA Exams, UPSC Exams, SSC Exams


Peacekeepers


Background

Every year May 29 is observed as International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers. It is a day to pay tribute to all the men and women who have served and continue to serve in United Nations peacekeeping operations for their high level of professionalism, dedication, and courage and to honor the memory of those who have lost their lives in the cause of peace.

United Nations General Assembly proclaimed this day on December 11, 2002 and first celebrated in 2003. The date is the anniversary of the creation of the United Nations Truce Supervision Organization (UNTSO). UNTSO is an organization created in 1948 to monitor the ceasefire after the 1948 Arab-Israeli War, which was the first ever UN peacekeeping mission.


Themes

2017: Investing in Peace around the World

2016: Honouring our Heroes

2015: Together for peace

2014: A force for the future

2013: Adapting to new challenges

2012: Peacekeeping is a Global Partnership

2011: Law. Order. Peace

2010: Ayiti Kanpe (Haiti Standing)

2009: Women in peacekeeping

2008: 60th anniversary of UN Peacekeeping


Actions and Programs

This day is observed with different programs around the world. Countries honor their own persons who involve in peace keeping operations, discussion forums, seminars, exhibitions of photos related to peacekeeping organization, awarding medals to persons involved in different peacekeeping missions, etc. were also organized.


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