A spill of sweat can result in violence but it takes the sacrifice of thousands of lives to bring back peace. In this radicalized world where violence is the first resort to achieving anything, peacekeeping is a mountainous job.
Moreover, when the governments fail to provide security to people either due to a civil war or uncontrolled aggression by a military outfit, the United Nations peacekeeping force is deployed.
The Union Peace Keeping forces have been deployed at numerous remote places across the world to restore and maintain peace.
Moreover, the sacrifice of these soldiers for the sake of world peace is indeed divine. This sacrifice of the UNPKF deserves to be celebrated. The 29 May every year is celebrated as the International Day of Peace Keeping.
The United Nations announced the celebration on Twitter. Sharing a report on the sacrifice of the Peacekeepers, the united nations paid tribute to them. The tweet read,
“From protecting civilians to promoting human rights, UN peacekeepers leave their families behind to help create the conditions for lasting peace.
On Monday’s Int’l Day of UN Peacekeepers, see how @UNPeacekeeping works towards a better future for all. peacekeeping.un.org/en/peace-begin…”
From protecting civilians to promoting human rights, UN peacekeepers leave their families behind to help create the conditions for lasting peace.
— United Nations (@UN) May 29, 2023
International Day for Peace Keepers
Antonio Guterres Tweets
The United Nations general secretary, Antonio Guterres also paid tribute to the UN peacekeepers.
He dedicated a tweet to the great warriors. He acknowledged the 75 years of help and support the peacekeepers have rendered in the fragile areas threatened by conflicts.
Antonio Guterres also honored the UN peacekeepers for their contribution to sustaining the world peace.
For 75 years, @UN peacekeepers have supported people & communities rocked by conflict and upheaval across the globe.
— António Guterres (@antonioguterres) May 29, 2023
Let us find out what the day is all about and the important contribution of UN Peacekeepers in the last 75 years.
The International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers is celebrated annually on May 29th and is a recognized day to showcase our gratitude to all UN Peacekeepers irrespective of their gender are serving a noble cause.
Moreover, this is also celebrated to recognize the dedication and valor of these warriors. Also, this day remembers the thousands of lives sacrificed in the line of duty while attempting to maintain peace.
The day was first celebrated in 2002 because of a request from the Government of Ukraine and the day 29th May is chosen for the celebration to commemorate the formation of the United Nations Truce Supervision Organisation.
The UNTSO was formed on May 29th, 1948, and also was the first Peacekeeping force.
The United Nations Peace Keeping forces are generally referred to as Blue Helmets.
The distinctive light blue helmets earned them their name and moreover, they are also called the Blue Beret because of the color of the beret.
The blue beret is an international peacekeeping force with contributions from all the member nations. A total of 139 countries have contributed to the Peacekeeping force.
As per the records of June 2022, Bangladesh leads with maximum contribution followed by India and Pakistan.
The United Nations peacekeeping forces have contributed towards peacekeeping in numerous parts of the world. Lebanon, Sudan, Congo, and Somalia witnessed the greatest contribution by the Blue Berets.
In summary, the contributions and sacrifices of the soldiers in Blue Beret are to be respected.
Moreover, we should also recognize the dedication and also the hardship these soldiers suffer every day at places away from their homes. Let us pray that the Peace shall remain.