Peacekeepers remain dedicated to serve despite growing threats

Assistance of civilians in South Sudan. UN Photo/Rolla Hinedi (file)

Peacekeepers serving the UN continue to be dedicated to protecting vulnerable civilians despite growing security threats and often difficult living conditions, according to the Assistant Secretary-General for UN peacekeeping.

Edmond Mulet was speaking ahead of the International Day of UN Peacekeepers, marked annually on 29 May.

More than 3300 women and men serving the organization as peacekeepers have lost their lives since the UN’s first operation in 1948.

Stephanie Coutrix began by asking Mr Mulet about the importance of having an international day dedicated to them.

Duration: 4'13"

Filed under Today's Features.
UN Radio Daily News Programme
UN Radio Daily News Programme
Updated at 1800 GMT, Monday to Friday
Loading the player ...

CONNECT

 

October 2017
M T W T F S S
« Sep    
 1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
3031