The United Nations marks 60 years of peacekeeping.

"Our special thanks go to the top contributors: Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Nigeria and Nepal."

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon pays tribute to the contribution made by the countries of Asia to the peacekeeping efforts around the world..

“It’s a dangerous business and that’s a challenge I face everyday.”

The head of UN peacekeeping operations, Jean Marie Guehenno, looking at the challenges facing the UN both in terms of human resources and on the political front in its 60th year of peacekeeping.

Also, Blue Helmets from Asia serving in Sudan share their what their experience means to them…

And the head of the Integrated Mission in Timor Leste, Atul Khare, brings us up to date on developments in that country since the assasination attempts on the heads of state and government.

Filed under UN Calling Asia.
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