ISLAMABAD – The United Nations has paid tribute to Pakistani peacekeepers for his or her sacrifices on World UN Peacekeepers Day.
The New York-based intergovernmental organisation honoured martyred Pakistani peacekeepers and likewise conferred awards that have been acquired by the everlasting consultant of Pakistan to the UN Ambassador Munir Akram.
UN Chief António Guterres started this 12 months’s ceremony by laying a wreath on the Peacekeepers Memorial at UN Headquarters, in homage to the greater than 4,200 blue helmets who’ve sacrificed their lives over the previous seventy years.
The main focus of this 12 months’s marketing campaign is to harness the ability of individuals by partnership to safe peace, progress, and finally prosperity for all folks. The slogan is Folks. Peace. Progress—The Energy of Partnership.”
In the meantime, Pakistan referred to as on the UN to do extra to make sure the safety of harmless folks because the peacekeepers try to maintain peace within the conflicts throughout the globe.
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Deputy Everlasting Consultant of Pakistan to the United Nations stated Islamabad strongly feels that the protection and safety of civilians should be prioritized in decision-making concerning the allocation, deployment, and use of obtainable mission capability and sources.
Pakistan had dedicated over 200,000 of its women and men peacekeepers with honour and valour in 46 peacekeeping missions internationally and identified that six Pakistani peacekeepers have been martyred lately in a crash in Congo.
The South Asian nation remains to be among the many most constant and dependable contributors to peace efforts across the globe.
The army media wing of the Pakistan Military additionally highlighted the peacekeeping mission in an announcement.
Inter-Companies Public Relations stated Pakistan’s journey within the UN peacekeeping operations started in 1960 when the first-ever Pakistan Military contingent was deployed for UN peacekeeping operations in Congo.
“Up till now 169 Pakistani peacekeepers have sacrificed their lives in the noble cause of helping humanity, building peace and bringing stability across the regions under the banner of UN,” the assertion stated.
ISPR maintained that incumbent UN chief António Guterres visited Pakistan and paid wealthy tribute to Pakistan’s peacekeeping efforts.
The assertion additional reads that the efficiency of Pakistani peacekeepers had been acknowledged worldwide by quite a few world leaders in addition to the UN management. It added that along with the military, many Pakistani peacekeeping contingents “also included troops from FC, Rangers and police”.