UN – International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers (May 29)
On this International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers, France hails the vital contribution to peace and international security made by the men and women who serve in UN peacekeeping operations.
Since 1948, more than a million of them have intervened in support of peace, stabilization, and the protection of populations in more than 70 operations worldwide. Ninety thousand peacekeepers from more than 120 countries are currently deployed in 14 operations.
France pays tribute to these staffers, who carry out their duties in often difficult conditions. It honors the memory of dead peacekeepers and remembers those who were injured in the course of carrying out their missions.