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Medal Ceremony - International Day of UN Peacekeepers…

Medal Ceremony - International Day of UN Peacekeepers 2024

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United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres to preside over Dag Hammarskjold medal and Military Gender Advocate of the Year ceremony in the Trusteeship Council chamber
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For 76 years, United Nations peacekeepers have worked to save and change lives in the world's most fragile political and security situations. Since 1948, more than two million uniformed and civilian personnel have helped countries to transition from war to peace. Today, more than 70,000 peacekeepers serve in 11 missions deployed in hotspots around the world.

Observed under the theme "Fit for the future, building better together," this year's International Day looks at the invaluable contributions military, police and civilian peacekeepers have made over the last seven decades. It encapsulates the spirit of progress and collective action towards creating a more equal, just and sustainable world.

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