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International Peacekeeper's Day

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International Day of UN Peacekeepers - 29 May

Peacekeepers put their life on the line in war-torn regions to support efforts towards building peace. By resolution 57/129 of 11 December 2002, the General Assembly designated 29 May as the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers, 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 honour the memory of those who have lost their lives in the cause of peace. 


Photo: A UN peacekeeper from Uruguay interacts with a young girl during the commemoration marking the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers at the Pan African Headquarters of the UN Mission in Liberia. May 2011. Monrovia, Liberia. UN Photo/Emmanuel Tobey