Peacekeepers sacrifice lives to bring peace and security

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Atul Khare at a press briefing. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe

Tributes are being paid to United Nations peacekeepers who have sacrificed their lives to "bring peace and security to those who have otherwise been deprived of it."

Those are the words of Atul Khare, the Under-Secretary-General for Field Support, whose department works closely with the UN Department of Peacekeeping.

So far in 2016 alone, 37 peacekeepers have lost their lives in the line of duty.

He's been talking to Cristina Silveiro ahead of International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers marked annually on 29 May.

Duration: 5'42"

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