United Nations Pecae Keepers Federal Council
Your Excellecies, Your eminence, Ladies and Gentlement,
Greetings from Thailand, the Land of Smiles.
My name is Dato’ Dr. Aphinita Chaichana, the President and Global Commander of the United Nations PeaceKeeping Forces Council (UNPKFC).
On behalf of UNPKFC I like to welcome all of you to this Virtual Global Conference commemorating the International Day of the United Nation Peace Keepers..
UN peacekeepers provide security and the political and peacebuilding support to help countries make the difficult, early transition from conflict to peace. Peace Keepers is also the ambassador of peace, in discharging their duties on the common ground of promoting universal moral principles, promoting reconciliation, overcoming barriers, and building peace.
The Theme for this years Commemoration is “The Road to Lasting Peace; Leveraging the Power of Youth in Peace and Security”. Indeed, our Youth are the future pillars of our Nations and it is timely to engages and empower them with the responsibilities and role of Peace Makers and Peace Keepers. Youth of today have the power to move mountains; with their talents and abilities utilizing Information Technologies, Cyber space, Artificial Intelligence and Media Tools as instruments of Peace and Security.
On this Day, I wish to pay my respect and tribute to all the Peacekeepers that has lost their lives protecting our Borders, our Nations and those serving under the United Nations mission. Their commitments shall forever be remembered, they lost their lives for Peace and Security so that all of us can be safe and peaceful. With this in mind, UNPKFC priorities the support and implementation of SDG 16, so that social justice, peace and strong institutions prevails. I wish to see the day whereby our Peacekeepers will be our Peacemakers instead when the World is free from conflicts and wars.
I also like to take this opportunity to thank our Chief Guest HRH Maj. Gen. Jakraphan Waiyawat, Highest Commander in Chief of UNPKFC, HE Sultan Azam Temuri, the Acting Commissioner of Police at UNAMID Darfur, HE Nora Bouhali , President of United Forces International Organization, all Keynote Speakers, all our Partners, Supporters, Collaborators and delegates worldwide for participating in this Virtual Conference.
27th May 2021
UNPKFC Wreath-laying Ceremony Honouring Fallen Peacekeepers at the National Memorial, Thailand The UN General Assembly, designated 29th of May as the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers. And on this day, we pay tribute to the professionalism, dedication and courage of all men and women serving in UN peacekeeping operations, and honour the memory of those who have lost their lives in the service of peace.
UN peacekeepers provide security, as well as political and peacebuilding support to help countries make the difficult, early transition from conflict to peace. Peace Keepers are also the Ambassadors of Peace, in discharging their duties on the common ground of promoting universal moral principles, promoting reconciliation, overcoming barriers, and building peace.
The Theme for this year's Day is “The Road to Lasting Peace; Leveraging the Power of Youth in Peace and Security”. Indeed, our Youth are the future pillars of our Nations and it is timely to engages and empower them with the responsibilities and role of Peace Makers and Peace Keepers. Youth of today have the power to move mountains; with their talents and abilities utilizing Information Technologies, Cyber space, Artificial Intelligence and Media Tools as instruments of Peace and Security.
In Commemoration of the International Day of United Nations Peace Keepers, the United Nations Peace Keeping Forces Council of Southeast Asia, UNPKFC S.E.A and it's Management Team led by the President & Global Commander in Chief H.E. Amb. Datuk Dr. Aphinita Chaichana, conducted the wreath-laying ceremony at the National Memorial, Bangkok Thailand to honor thousands of Peace Keepers who has unfortunately lost their lives protecting our nation so that our Society can live peacefully.
Participating in today’s Ceremony are Representatives from the Royal Thai Police, Military, Women and Youth Representatives. On behalf of UNPKFC, Amb. Datuk. Dr. Aphinita Chaichana , President / Global Commander in Chief wish to thank the Commandant and Directors of the National Memorial of Thailand and the Royal Thai Government for their collaboration with UNPKFC to hold this Commemoration Ceremony.
Theme : The Road to Lasting Peace, Leveraging The Power of Youth For Peace and Security
Young people are defined in UNSCR 2250 as being between the ages of 18-29 years, while the GA resolutions A/36/215 and A/40/256 define young people to be between the ages of 15-24 years “without prejudice to other definitions by Member States”.
Despite the difference, each of these frameworks recognizes that such definitions depend on subjective and localized factors, and that the notion of being ‘young’ can therefore vary a great deal. Hence, the concept of youth is ultimately culturally and contextually defined by customs and beliefs of societies and families.
For the most part, ‘youth’ signifies the transition from childhood to adulthood.This transition has an important gender dimension. As a report from UNDP.notes: “Youth is often the time when the world expands for boys and contracts for girls.*)
Youths who become the nation's next generation are the nation's assets whose intellectual, spiritual and emotional intelligence must really work on. It is in view of their shoulders that the fate of their nation is determined. In various mass media, we often witness the phenomenon of students destroying campuses, fighting between students, news about juvenile delinquencies, hostilities, and various other conflicts. So that peace education in schools aims to overcome this imbalance. The aim is none other than to help create a life situation that is harmonious, safe, calm, and without conflict. Providing another life discourse that our society is able to live in harmony.
In peace education it must also be able to develop skills, such as: being able to communicate, listen, understand different views, be able to work together, problem solving, critical thinking, decision making, conflict resolution, and social responsibility. Various UN efforts in making policies related to the existence of youth, one of which is the MUN Model United Nations, with this MUN it is hoped that young people can get a valuable lesson for their future life in managing lasting peace.