Peacekeepers

Int’l Day of UN Peacekeepers today

MNA Feature Desk: The International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers 2018 is being observed in a befitting manner in the country as elsewhere across the globe on Tuesday.

The theme for this year’s International Day of UN Peacekeepers is “70 Years of Service and Sacrifice.”

The Day, 29 May, offers a chance to pay tribute to the contributions of uniformed and civilian personnel to the work of the organization and to honour more than 3,700 peacekeepers who have lost their lives serving under the UN flag since 1948, including 129 who died last year.

Different programmes have been taken to observe the day, according to Inter Service Public Relations (ISPR).

Meanwhile, President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina issued separate messages on the eve of the day and greeted the members of the UN peacekeeper, including Bangladeshi ones.

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