29 May International Day of UN Peacekeepers
International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers 29 May is the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers.
The day was established to:
Honour the memory of the UN peacekeepers who have lost their lives in the cause of peace;
Pay tribute to all the men and women who have served and continue to serve in UN peacekeeping operations for their high level of professionalism, dedication and courage.
Peacekeepers Day 2016
On 29 May, UN offices, alongside Member States and non-governmental organizations, hold events to honour fallen peacekeepers. Since the first UN peacekeeping mission was established in 1948 until April 2016, 3,400 military, police and civilian personnel have lost their lives in the service of peace as a result of acts of violence, accidents and disease.