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Monday 29 May 2017

International Day of UN Peacekeepers

As of January 31, 2015, 91 802 servicemen and military observers, 12 433 policemen, 5325 international civil servants, 11 762 local civil servants, 1800 UN volunteers have participated in UN peacekeeping operations.122 countries provide their military and police contingents.
On 29 May, UN offices, alongside Member States and non-governmental organizations, hold events to honour fallen peacekeepers. Since the first UN peacekeeping mission was established in 1948 until April 2015, 3,358 military, police and civilian personnel have lost their lives in the service of peace as a result of acts of violence, accidents and disease.
At the UN Headquarters in New York, the Deputy Secretary-General on 29 May presides over a wreath-laying ceremony in honour of all peacekeepers who lost their lives while serving under the UN flag.
In addition, the Dag Hammarskjold Medal is awarded posthumously to the peacekeepers who have fallen while serving in the cause of peace, during the preceding year.
UN peacekeeping operations mark the Day by strengthening bonds with the local populations that they have been deployed to serve. For example, by holding sporting events, school and orphanage visits, art and essay competitions, photo exhibits, neighbourhood clean ups, tree plantings, concerts, and conferences and workshops on peace issues.
The UN General Assembly designated Peacekeepers Day in 2002 (A/RES/57/129).
Source: un.org
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World Peace Day is envisioned to become a moment of global unity - it is up to each and every one of us to make this a reality.
Jeremy Gilley
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An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind.
Mahatma Gandhi
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Quotes & Wishes - By peaceful means By peaceful means

Peace is not absence of conflict, it is the ability to handle conflict by peaceful means.
Ronald Reagan
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If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace.
Thomas Paine
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If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.
Mother Teresa
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