May 29, 2022
Show Your Support to U.N. Peacekeepers!
Each day, U.N. peacekeepers find themselves working to protect vulnerable men and women, including children, in countries facing political and security upheavals. They are the men and women tasked to investigate human rights violations and abuses, prevent and respond to violence, and build the frameworks of peace in conflict-ridden countries. These are just some of the reasons why they’re hailed as heroes.
Not surprisingly, we have a day dedicated to recognizing the brave and dedicated individuals who have served as well as those who are still serving in U.N. peacekeeping operations. It’s the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers, a holiday observed worldwide on May 29th of each year.
The annual event was established by the U.N. General Assembly for two basic reasons: to honor the memory of U.N. peacekeepers who lost their lives in the name of peace, and to pay tribute to all who have served and continue to serve in U.N. peacekeeping operations.
What U.N. Peacekeepers Do
In observing the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers, it’s important to know the roles and responsibilities of U.N. peacekeepers. Having a clear understanding of what they do will let you know what you’re thanking them for.
Here are the three primary tasks of U.N. peacekeepers:
- Protect civilians
More than 95% of peacekeepers today are mandated to protect civilians, especially against armed conflict and sexual violence. Political leaders engage with governments and other entities to mitigate conflict, while police and military personnel provide security and stability through their skills. Although they usually take a preventive approach to protect civilians, many peacekeepers are authorized to use force as a last resort.
- Promote human rights
Most U.N. operations have a human rights team. This team is responsible for implementing human rights-related mandates and empowering the public to assert their human rights. Members of the team work hand in hand with other civilian and uniformed peace operation members, particularly those who are assigned to protect civilians from conflict-related sexual violence and violations against children.
- Deliver field support
The Department of Operational Support (DOS) helps peace operations succeed by offering fast and effective support solutions. Together with U.N. and non-U.N. partners, it works to plan, mobilize, and sustain peacekeeping missions worldwide.
Reach Out to U.S. Veterans Who Are Struggling in Life
The United States consistently tops the list of countries contributing resources to U.N. peacekeeping operations. Thousands of U.S. military personnel also serve in or support peacekeeping missions around the world.
As such, the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers should serve as a reminder of how our military has contributed greatly to world peace.
Sadly, however, many members of our military are now aging veterans who are grappling with some of life’s toughest challenges. They include the veterans in your community who are suffering from poverty, homelessness, chronic unemployment, disabilities, and serious illnesses, including mental health disorders.
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