UN Peacekeeping: Harnessing the power of people to secure peace, progress and prosperity

United Nations published this video item, entitled “UN Peacekeeping: Harnessing the power of people to secure peace, progress and prosperity” – below is their description.

Every day, United Nations peacekeepers work to protect hundreds of thousands of vulnerable people in the world’s most fragile political and security situations. The theme for this year’s International Day of UN Peacekeepers is: People. Peace. Progress. The Power of Partnerships.

Under-Secretary-General for Peace Operations Jean-Pierre Lacroix explains why peacekeeping is a collective endeavour that requires the support of many partners, including community leaders, women and youth, civil society, host governments, Troop and Police Contributing Countries and Member States.

Learn about the International Day of UN Peacekeepers: https://www.un.org/en/observances/peacekeepers-day


“More than one million women and men have served as United Nations peacekeepers around the world.

Driven by a shared commitment to peace, they have shown true professionalism and courage in overcoming immense challenges to help end conflict and build peace over the past 74 years.

Today is the International Day of UN Peacekeepers.

It is an opportunity to thank all our uniformed and civilian personnel for their service and sacrifice.

And to remember and honor the more than 4000 peacekeepers who have sadly lost their lives in the cause of peace.

Around the world, peacekeepers continue to work in very difficult and dangerous conditions.

Their safety and security remains our top priority as they continue to face COVID-19, complex, rapidly evolving political and security situations and the increasing threat posed by mis-and-disinformation, which also puts the communities they serve at risk.

Despite these challenges, our peacekeepers persevere.

We are not alone in our endeavour.

Right beside us, in the collective pursuit of peace, are community leaders, women and youth, civil society, host governments, Troop and Police Contributing Countries, Member States, as well as many other regional and international stakeholders.

We thank them for their support by commemorating this day under the theme “People. Peace. Progress – The Power of Partnerships”.

Standing alone, we can never succeed.

But together, we are strong and changing lives for the better.

So please join us, at UN Peacekeeping, to unite and take action to achieve peace, progress, and prosperity for all peoples”.

United Nations YouTube Channel

Got a comment? Leave your thoughts in the comments section, below. Please note comments are moderated before publication.

About This Source - United Nations

The United Nations (UN) was established after World War II with the aim of preventing future wars. The organization is financed by assessed and voluntary contributions from its member states.

The UN’s chief administrative officer is the Secretary-General, currently Portuguese politician and diplomat António Guterres, who began his five year-term on 1 January 2017.


Recent from United Nations:

‘People don’t see the damage on a day-to-day basis’ – Felicity Mahoney #Shorts #SaveOurOcean

Young Beirut Journalist: Lynn’s Digital Dialogue – ‘AI-assisted Digital Dialogue’ | United Nations

Football for the Goals Initiative | Trailer | United Nations

In This Story: COVID-19

Covid-19 is the official WHO name given to the novel coronavirus which broke out in late 2019 and began to spread in the early months of 2020.

Symptoms of coronavirus

The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • a persistent new cough (non productive, dry)
  • a high temperature (e.g. head feels warm to the touch)
  • shortness of breath (if this is abnormal for the individual, or increased)

Latest News about Covid-19

Below are stories from around the globe related to the 2020 outbreak of novel Coronavirus – since the WHO gave the Covid-19 naming. Most recent items are posted nearest the top.

5 Recent Items: COVID-19

European airport struggle with traveler influx as COVID restrictions ease | 7NEWS

Pasifika leaders call for action as Covid surges again

63 Days: Post journalist recounts living through Shanghai’s Covid-19 lockdown

Global National: July 2, 2022 | Russia escalates assault on last stronghold in Ukraine’s Luhansk

Canada Day celebrations and protests as nation’s capital turns red, white

In This Story: Police

The police are a constituted body of persons empowered by a state, with the aim to enforce the law, to ensure the safety, health and possessions of citizens, and to prevent crime and civil disorder. Their lawful powers include arrest and the use of force legitimized by the state via the monopoly on violence.

2 Recent Items: Police

Jayland Walker: Police killing of Black man in US causes anger

Texas shooting police chief has resigned | 7NEWS

Leave a Comment

We don't require your email address, or your name, for anyone to leave a comment. If you do add an email address, you may be notified if there are replies to your comment - we won't use it for any other purpose. Please make respectful comments, which add value, and avoid personal attacks on others. Links are not allowed in comments - 99% of spam comments, attempt to post links. Please describe where people may find additional information - for example "visit the UN website" or "search Google for..." rather than posting a link. Comments failing to adhere to these guidelines will not be published.