29 May - International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers
Today, 29 May is the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers. Adopted by the General Assembly in resolution 57/129, the day has two main purposes:
- to honour the memory of the UN peacekeepers who have lost their lives in the cause of peace;
- 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.
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