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24 May 2022 | New York, NY
23 May 2022 | New York, NY
United Nations Headquarters will observe the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers on Thursday, 26 May.  Secretary-General António Guterres will lay a wreath to honour the nearly 4,200 United Nations peacekeepers who have lost their lives since 1948 and will preside over a ceremony at which the Dag Hammarskjöld Medal will be awarded posthumously to 117 military, police and civilian peacekeepers, who lost their lives serving under the United Nations flag last year.
8 Dec 2021 | Seoul, Republic of Korea
Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, As we continue to confront the COVID-19 pandemic your participation in the 2021 Peacekeeping Ministerial in Seoul is a reminder that peacekeeping is a truly global enterprise that requires the cooperation and contributions of all of us. For those of you who have pledged to send your troops and police to our missions, we are truly grateful for all the effort, investment, and trust you have placed in us.
7 Dec 2021 | New York/Seoul
Excellencies, ladies and gentlemen, I thank you all for your commitment to peace – and particularly the host of today’s meeting, the Republic of Korea. The past seven years have seen a notable increase in support to strengthen United Nations peacekeeping. We were able to deploy new military and police capabilities more quickly, and to include more women peacekeepers, police and civilians in our operations. However, we now face the highest number of violent conflicts since 1945.
7 Dec 2021
Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, I am honored to moderate this session on Partnership, Training, and Capacity Building. I thank the Republic of Korea for hosting the Peacekeeping Ministerial despite COVID-19 challenges. Training & Capacity Building The quality of training and capacity building plays a crucial role in the performance and effectiveness of UN peacekeeping. It is also essential to making progress across all areas of Action for Peacekeeping plus.