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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.
29 May 2021 | UN Headquarters
 [scroll down for French version] The International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers honors the more than one million women and men who have served on the frontlines of conflict and the more than 4,000 who have lost their lives in the line of duty. Their service and sacrifices will never be forgotten.
27 May 2021 | UN Headquarters
by Under-Secretary-General for Peace Operations, Jean-Pierre Lacroix
27 May 2021 | UN Headquarters
Press Conference by Jean-Pierre Lacroix, Under-Secretary-General for Peace Operations, on the occasion of the International Day of UN Peacekeepers.
27 May 2021 | UN Headquarters
27 May 2021 | UN Headquarters
Dag Hammarskjöld medal Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, Let us begin today’s ceremonies with a minute of silence in memory of all the peacekeepers that have lost their lives while serving under the UN flag.  [PAUSE FOR SILENCE] Thank you. The International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers inspires great pride and inspiration. On this day, the peacekeeping community, both at the headquarters and around the world, gathers to honour our heroes. 
26 May 2021 | UN Headquarters
Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary-General The Secretary-General welcomes the start of peace talks today between the Government of Sudan and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement – North Abdelaziz al Hilu faction mediated by South Sudan in Juba. The United Nations Integrated Transition Assistance Mission in Sudan (UNITAMS) is represented at the talks by Special Representative Volker Perthes.   The Secretary-General reiterates the importance of the representation and participation of women at all levels of the peace process.