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UN News Feature: Bangladesh - three decades of service and sacrifice in UN peacekeeping



Bangladesh is one of the largest contributors to UN peacekeeping operations. The South Asian nation first deployed uniformed personnel to serve with the Organization in 1988 when they were deployed to help monitor the armistice between Iran and Iraq. Over the past three decades, the contributions of these brave men and women in the countries in which they serve have been immense.


 

 
 
 
 
 
 

 

UN Radio: Interview with Major General Humayun of Bangladesh, Commander of the peacekeeping Force in Cyprus

 

It is "virtually impossible" to fully serve and protect civilians who rely on UN peacekeeping missions around the world without the participation of women within the ranks. That's the firm view of Major General Mohammad Humayun Kabir of Bangladesh, Commander of the UN Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus, which goes by the acronym UNFICYP. The full interview can be listened to here.

 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

Video: Bangladeshi peacekeepers deliver critical medical aid to remote communities

Bangladeshi UN Peacekeepers Deliver Critical Medical Aid to Remote Communities

In numbers: Bangladeshi peacekeepers deploy to ten missions