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Peacekeepers attend an event with women from the Central African Republic calling for peace
24 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017 | Central African Republic
Drawing attention to the fragile situation in CAR, paying tribute to the work of peacekeepers
Peacekeepers Day Poster
29 May 2017 - 30 May 2017 | Worldwide
Peacekeeping is an investment in global peace, security, and prosperity. It is a flagship enterprise of the United Nations. Today, it deploys more than 113,000 military, police and civilian personnel in 16 peacekeeping operations on four continents. It is a flexible, evolving instrument that brings together political, security and technical tools to assist countries make the difficult transition from conflict to peace.
29 May 2016 - 30 May 2016 | Worldwide
For more than 70 years, UN Peacekeeping has proven to be a legitimate, reliable and effective tool in facilitating the transition from conflict to peace. Fifteen years ago, the UN had fewer than 40,000 Military and police personnel. Today, more than 105,000 uniformed personnel from 124 troop- and police-contributing countries serve under the UN flag, along with 18,000 international and national civilian staff and UN Volunteers. They courageously risk their lives in order to bring stability to some of the world’s most vulnerable populations.
2015 Peacekeeping Day Graphic
29 May 2015 - 1 Jun 2015 | Worldwide
As this year's International Day of UN Peacekeepers falls during the 70th anniversary of the United Nations, we are reflecting on the past, present and future of UN Peacekeeping and reaffirm our commitment to working 'Together for Peace'.
Peacekeepers Day: A force for the future Graphic
29 May 2014 - 30 May 2014 | Worldwide
Focusing on how UN Peacekeeping is evolving to meet new challenges.
Peacekeepers Day: Adapting to New Challenges Graphic
29 May 2013 - 30 May 2013 | Worldwide
International peace and security needs are changing rapidly and this year we are used Peacekeepers Day to focus on how UN Peacekeeping is ‘Adapting to new challenges’.
Peacekeepers Day: Peacekeeping is a Global Partnership Graphic
29 May 2012 - 30 May 2012 | Worldwide
Peacekeeping is a Global Partnership – highlighting the variety of partnerships we have at every stage of our work.
Nigerian FPU Officers speak with children as they patrol the slum of Martissant
29 May 2011 - 30 May 2011 | Worldwide
UN peacekeeping works to improve the rule of law in hotspots around the world.
MINUSTAH also worked to help Haitians during a number of natural disasters over the past 13 years, including heavy rains from tropical storm Noel in 2007, which left thousands of people homeless. Above, a Brazilian UN peacekeeper rescues a baby and his family from a flooded home in Cite Soleil.
29 May 2010 - 30 May 2010 | Worldwide
Responding to Haiti tragedy, UN peacekeepers exemplified dedication and professionalism
Peacekeepers Day: Women in peacekeeping Graphic
29 May 2009 - 30 May 2009 | Worldwide
Over the past six decades, United Nations peacekeeping has evolved into one of the main tools used by the international community to manage complex crises that threaten international peace and security.