Pakistan Commemorates International Peacekeepers Day

Wed May 29 2024
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RAWALPINDI: Today, Pakistan joins the global community in commemorating International Peacekeepers Day, honoring the brave men and women who have served in United Nations peacekeeping missions worldwide.

As one of the largest contributors to UN peacekeeping efforts, Pakistan currently has around 3,000 peacekeepers deployed in various missions, including those in the Democratic Republic of Congo, South Sudan, Abyei, the Central African Republic, Cyprus, Western Sahara, and Somalia.

Since 1960, Pakistan has sent 235,000 troops to UN peacekeeping operations across 48 missions in 29 countries, spanning almost all continents.

Pakistan takes pride in its enduring commitment to UN peacekeeping, with its peacekeepers demonstrating exceptional courage, professionalism, and dedication in promoting peace and stability in conflict-affected areas. To date, 181 Pakistani peacekeepers have made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty.

On this International Peacekeepers Day, Pakistan honors their service and sacrifice for the noble cause of global peace.

Additionally, Pakistan remains committed to the United Nations Uniform Gender Parity Strategy (UGPS) for enhanced representation of women in uniform. The nation also supports the Secretary-General’s Action for Peacekeeping (A4P) initiative, which aims to improve the effectiveness of UN peacekeeping operations by enhancing their capacity, coherence, and responsiveness.

Pakistan actively backs initiatives to improve the safety and security of UN peacekeepers, especially those serving in high-risk environments.

Pakistan’s contributions to UN peacekeeping underscore its commitment to international peace and security. Pakistani peacekeepers will continue their efforts to uplift local communities in troubled regions, embodying the nation’s dedication to global stability and humanitarian service.

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