Skip to main content

No results found

Stone Circle banner
What's On, Knowledge, Curiosities, Perspectives

International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers

29 May 2019

divider
Kayla Maslin
International Day of United Nations Peacekeeping UNP Flag

UN Peacekeeping aids and guides different countries along the strenuous road between conflict and peace. The United Nations annually celebrates the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers. It is a day held to pay tribute to the men and women of the world who have served as police, military or civilians within these operations.

The first ever United Nations Peacekeeping mission was in 1948, when the Security Council gave official command on May 29, 1948 for a team of observers to be deployed to the Middle East during the Arab–Israeli War. They were tasked with monitoring the Armistice Agreement between Israel and its Arab neighbours – an operation which would later be labelled the United Nations Truce Supervision Organization.

From that day, the UN have deployed over 70 peacekeeping operations. There has been participation from hundreds of thousands of military personnel, tens of thousands of UN police and non-combatants from over 120 countries. There have been more than 3,000 UN peacekeepers who have lost their lives whilst serving under the United Nations’ flag.

To find out more about United Nations Peacekeeping, click here.

RECOMMENDED

Michael Ball 3
Tue 13 Apr 2021

From stage star to songwriter... Prior to releasing the album, We Are More Than One, Michael Ball talks about his "first proper" foray into songwriting.

Screenshot 2021 03 31 at 15.48.23 twcby1
Wed 31 Mar 2021

There's just one week to go until we kick off our Easter Put on a Play in a Week workshops, so if you haven't booked yet, what are you waiting for?

Felicia Skene kylthk
Wed 24 Mar 2021

From matriculation to marmalade, this Women’s History Month we’re taking a look back and spotlighting the women of Oxfordshire who have helped shape the place we live today.

Jon Batiste online 2
Thu 11 Mar 2021

Social Music & Skin

Jon Batiste

The Stay Human bandleader (as seen on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert) talks Celeste, his new album, Jean-Michel Basquiat, and Final Fantasy VII