Happy International Day of UN Peacekeepers
May 29 is celebrated as International Day of UN Peacekeepers to honor the men and women deployed in peacekeeping operations all over the world for their invaluable contribution to bring peace in the world.
On behalf of UNPKFC today we acknowledge and honor the memory of more than 4,000 peacekeepers who have lost their lives while serving under the UN flag since 1948, including 130 in 2020. In 2021, peacekeepers faced unprecedented challenges and threats, and like most of us around the world, had to deal not only with the COVID-19 pandemic, but also with the need to continue to support and protect civilian populations in the countries where they are deployed.
DR. SULTAN AZAM TEMURI
UNPKFC Global Chairman
Inspector General of Police (Rtd)
Former Acting Police Commissioner UNAMID