International Day of UN Peacekeepers 2017 Official Poster - UN page
CAIRO – 29 May 2017: May 29 marks the
with this year’s theme titled “Investing in peace around the world.” UN organizations together with state and non-governmental organizations hold events to honor peacekeepers that lost their lives for peace and to salute women and men who served in peacekeeping missions around the world.
Since the establishment of first UN peacekeeping mission in 1948, 3,500 peacekeepers lost their lives to violent acts, accidents and disease.
This year the UN Secretary-General will preside over a wreath-laying ceremony in honor of all peacekeepers that have lost their lives while serving under the UN flag. In addition, the
will be awarded posthumously to 117 peacekeepers that fell while serving in the cause of peace, in 2016.