ISLAMABAD: Worldwide Day of UN Peacekeepers might be noticed in the present day (Monday) throughout the globe with the theme, ‘Investing in Peace across the World’.
“The day would supply an opportunity to pay tribute to the uniformed and civilians personnel’s invaluable contribution to the work of the organisation and to honour greater than three,500 peacekeepers who’ve misplaced their lives serving beneath the UN flag since 1948, together with 117 final yr.
Peacekeeping an funding in international peace, safety, and prosperity is a flagship enterprise of the United Nations.Right now, it deploys greater than 113,000 army, police and civilian personnel in sixteen peacekeeping operations on 4 continents.
It’s a versatile, evolving instrument that brings collectively political, safety and technical instruments to help nations make the troublesome transition from battle to peace.Over time, peacekeeping has grown from merely monitoring ceasefires to defending civilians, disarming ex-combatants, defending human rights, selling the rule of regulation, supporting free and truthful elections, minimizing the danger of land-mines and a lot extra.
They’ve additionally labored to make sure that ladies have been represented in peace processes, political life, and in branches of presidency together with in uniformed providers.All of those efforts have been elementary investments in constructing lasting peace. Regardless of the breadth of its operations, peacekeeping’s price range lower than one half of 1 % of worldwide army spending.
Each mission goals to save lots of lives, forestall mass atrocities, set the stage for peace after which shut. United Nations will full the peacekeeping part of its engagement with the nation on the finish of June after efficiently aiding the nation in restoring peace and stability following thepost-2010 election disaster. Peacekeeping mission specializing in the rule of regulation will start.
At present, UN peacekeeping operations obtain contributions of army and police personnel from 124 Member States. This spectacular quantity displays robust international confidence within the worth of UN peacekeeping.
Whereas the official Worldwide Day of United Nations Peacekeeper’s Day is on 29 Might, UN Headquarters in New York will rejoice on 24 Might.The Secretary-Common will preside over a wreath-laying ceremony in honour of all peacekeepers who’ve misplaced their lives whereas serving beneath the UN flag.
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