UN celebrates partnerships on international day of peacekeepers

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Wreath-laying ceremony on the occasion of the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers

Peacekeepers, or the "blue helmets," are the visible embodiment of the United Nations and in some ways serve as informal ambassadors for the organization in the countries where they are posted.

The UN remembers their contributions each year on 29 May, the International Day of UN Peacekeepers. This year, the focus is on partnerships.

The day is also an occasion to pay tribute to peacekeepers who have died while serving the organization.

Dianne Penn reports.

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