Peacekeepers' Day – an opportunity to honor, pay tribute and highlight new challenges: ASG MuletListen /
The International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers is a day to remember those who served in United Nations (UN) peacekeeping operations.
The day has two purposes: to honour the memory of the UN peacekeepers who have lost their lives in the cause of peace; and to pay tribute to all the men and women who have served and continue to serve in UN peacekeeping operations for their high level of professionalism, dedication and courage.
International peace and security needs are changing rapidly and this year we are using Peacekeepers Day to focus on how UN Peacekeeping is 'Adapting to new challenges'.
UN Radio spoke with Assistant Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Edmund Mulet and asked him about the significance of the Day.
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Since the first UN peacekeeping mission was established in 1948, more than 3,100 military, police and civilian personnel have lost their lives in the service of peace as a result of acts of violence, accidents and disease.