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2024: The "Journey for Peace"

Enters its

Year!

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The "Work for Peace" Continues

75+ Years of

UN PEACEKEEPING:

Peace Begins With Me!

 

1948 - 2023

United Nations Peacekeeping began in 1948

when the Security Council authorized the deployment

of military observers to the Middle East. The role of

the UN Truce Supervision Organization (UNTSO)

was to monitor the Armistice Agreement

between Israel and its Arab neighbours. Since then,

more than 2 million uniformed and civilian personnel

have served in 71 peacekeeping operations around

the world, contributing to the cause of international

security, peace and progress for all peoples.

Text Courtesy, United Nations

UN PEACEKEEPING:

Through the Years

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A Journey of 

PEACE

For the World!

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Major Crute, of Australia serving with United Nations Truce Supervision Organization [UNTSO] as a UN Military Observer. 

Courtesy, United Nations - (UN Photo/JG)

Click on Images to Learn More!

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Major Lohaec of the French Army, a field observer with UNTSO, conferring with a group of Lebanese officers, on the Arab front at Al Malakiya in 1948

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Canadian UNFICYP soldiers on patrol in Kyrenia, Cyprus, 1964

Courtesy, United Nations - (UN Photo/BZ)

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A UNFICYP peacekeeper escorts an elderly Greek woman across the

bridge in Ayios Theodoros, Cyprus, April 1964. 

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India has a long tradition of sending women on UN peacekeeping

missions. 

Courtesy, United Nations - (UN Photo/PNS)

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From the early days of UN peacekeeping to today’s multidimensional peace operations, Ethiopia has played an important role in the Organization’s

efforts to advance world peace. 

Courtesy, United Nations - (UN Photo/J)

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Ireland remains one of the longest-serving

peacekeeping nations in the world. Here, members of an Irish battalion leave for UN service in the Republic of

the Congo, July 1960. 

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UN PEACEKEEPING:

Through the Years

In Vivid Color!

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Collaboration with Force Commander UNDOF Lieutenant General Ishwar Hamal, Berlin, April 2022

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More than two million men and women have served under the UN flag since 1948.

UN Peacekeepers can be military, police and civilians. Tragically, more than 3,500 have

lost their lives in the cause of peace.

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Although Global . . .

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"Peacekeeping"

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has not achieved

perfection,

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UN Peacekeeping Missions

have been - and continue to be -

a force for

"PEACE"

in a yet turbulent world. 

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Focusing on "Peacekeeping"

NOW,

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and for future generations to come.

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EPACHA Foundation 

Thanks UN Peacekeepers

Around the World

International Day of UN Peacekeepers - May 29

C o u r t e s y

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29 May 2024

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Thanking UN Peacekeepers for

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Contributing to the Service of Humanity

Around the World!

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PEACE BEGINS WITH ALL OF US.

WE CANNOT DO IT ALONE!

MUST SEE VIDEO:

Video Courtesy, United Nations

UN Secretary-General

2024 Message

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Today we pay tribute to the more than 76,000 United Nations peacekeepers who embody humanity’s highest ideal: peace.  

Hailing from over 120 countries, our Blue Helmets serve in 11 peace operations in conflict-affected areas in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Middle East.  

Day in and day out, at great personal risk, these women and men bravely work in some of the most dangerous and unstable places on earth to protect civilians, uphold human rights, support elections and strengthen institutions.  

They are part of a long tradition. For over 75 years, United Nations peacekeepers have supported communities rocked by conflict and upheaval across 71 missions.  

More than 4,300 have paid the ultimate price while serving under the UN flag. We will never forget them. 

 

In order for our peacekeepers to respond to the challenges of today and tomorrow, they need the world’s support. 

September’s Summit of the Future will be a moment for countries to carry ideas forward through a New Agenda for Peace, which links peacekeeping with all efforts to prevent and end conflict.  

 

Achieving peace takes hard work.  

On this important day, and every day, let’s re-commit to supporting those who work for peace: UN peacekeepers.

Text Courtesy, UN Secretary-General, António Guterres

REMEMBER . . . LIKE WAR, PEACE

MUST BE WAGED!

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Learn more on the following web page:

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INTERNATIONAL DAY OF UN PEACEKEEPERS - 5/29/2023

UN Secretary-General

"United Nations peacekeepers are the beating heart of our commitment to a more peaceful world.

For 75 years, they have supported people and communities rocked

by conflict and upheaval across the globe."

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THE WORLD'S TRUE SUPER

STARS ARE . . .

THE PEACEKEEPERS.

SINCEREST THANKS

FOR 75 YEARS OF

GLOBAL PEACEKEEPING.

Quote / Image Courtesy, United Nations - Secretary-General António Guterres

Read full Message on the following web page:

THEME:

"Peace Begins With Me!"

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United Nations peacekeepers are the beating heart of our commitment to a more peaceful world. For 75 years, they have supported people and communities rocked by conflict and upheaval across the globe.

Today, on the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers, we honour their extraordinary contributions to international peace and security.

Since 1948, more than two million peacekeepers have served in 71 missions, helping countries navigate the difficult path from war to peace.

They are also critical to the protection of civilians caught up in the chaos of these deadly conflicts, providing a lifeline of hope and help in some of the most dangerous contexts imaginable.

In carrying out this essential work, many peacekeepers have paid the ultimate price. More than 4,200 peacekeepers have lost their lives serving under the UN flag. We stand in sympathy and solidarity with their families, friends and colleagues, and will forever be inspired by their selfless devotion to the cause of peace.

Today, more than 87,000 peacekeepers from 125 countries serve in 12 operations. They face rising global tensions and divides, stagnating peace processes, and more complex conflicts.

Despite these obstacles, and working with a wide range of partners, peacekeepers persevere.

To people living under the shadow of conflict, our teams of Blue Helmets represent hope.

As peacekeepers support humanity, let us always support and recognize them.

Text Courtesy, UN Secretary-General António Guterres

Learn more on the following web pages:

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Keeping Peace for the World!

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In addition to keeping the peace, their missions include an extensive

array of humanitarian assistance that involves a tremendous

amount of hands-on duties and responsibilities

that many do not realize.

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UN Peacekeepers themselves have families - children and

loved ones - who also experience a sense of loneliness

when they are deployed and great happiness

upon their return home to family and friends.

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UN Peacekeepers

Also Make the Ultimate Sacrifice!

Honoring Heroes of Peace - United Nations

Fallen Peacekeepers

R E M E M B E R

Like War . . .

PEACE Must be Waged!

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L e a r n   m o r e   a b o u t

United Nations Peacekeeping

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You may be encouraged to . . . 

participate in a particular

UN Mission

or just simply want to . . .

 

Thank a UN Peacekeeper

for helping to bring

“ P E A C E ”

to the World!

-

Many Thanks!

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If you’ve missed the work of EPACHA in its Phase I duration, please be encouraged to click on the below web links.

Sincerest Thanks are Extended to http://archive.org/web/ for having made possible an archived viewing of

 

EPACHA Foundation’s entire volume of its Phase I web pages:

https://web.archive.org/web/20180321225044/http://www.epacha.org/Pages/Home_Page_BkUp3.aspx

Complete List of EPACHA - Phase I web pages:

https://web.archive.org/web/20180321224129/http://www.epacha.org/Pages/Site_Map_List_of_EPACHAs_Web_Pages.aspx

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