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Peacekeepers Day 2020, photo stories of women of peace

Verantwortlicher Autor: Giorgio Esposito EN, 10.06.2020, 18:05 Uhr
Presse-Ressort von: GIORGIO ESPOSITO Bericht 6729x gelesen
female combat pilots to the United Nations mission
female combat pilots to the United Nations mission  Bild: MONUSCA

EN [ENA] International Day Peacekeepers 2020, photo stories of women at the forefront of peace. Women have played a significant role in maintaining United Nations peace since the first mission was established in 1948. More women in peacekeeping mean more effective peacekeeping with better operations.

Women have played a significant role in United Nations peacekeeping since the first mission was established in 1948. On the occasion of the United Nations 'International Day of Peacekeepers' Day, marked each year on May 29, the United Nations makes tribute to the many different ways in which women contribute to peace. More women in peacekeeping mean more effective peacekeeping with better operations and performance.The United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) was the first mission to have women simultaneously guiding its civilian, military and police components.

In Liberia, police women serving with the formed Chinese Police Unit, have sided with the UN peacekeeping operation UNMIL, which successfully completed its mandate, in 2018. They participated in long-range patrols, helped the mentor Liberian police officers and conducted extensive outreach activities in the local community. A Bangladeshi police unit formed arrives in Haiti in 2010 to serve with the former United Nations peacekeeping mission in the country, MINUSTAH. Bangladesh is among a handful of countries that have provided a women-only unity for peacekeeping the United Nations.

Peacekeeping women have also been involved in the fight against coronavirus , supporting national authorities and helping to protect vulnerable communities. Here, an Indonesian police officer in the Central African Republic demonstrates to Bangui boys how to wash their hands and prevent the spread of the virus. Civilians play an important role in United Nations peacekeeping operations around the world. In Mali, a United Nations human rights officer (center) interviews a witness in the city of Menaka as part of an investigation into the killing of dozens of people by armed attackers.

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