The Day marked on May 29, every year, was designated by the United Nations General Assembly, in its resolution 57/129, to pay tribute to all the women and men, who have served as military, police, or civilians in UN Peacekeeping operations.
The Day also serves to honor their courage, sacrifice, professionalism, dedication, and to pay tribute in the memory of those, who have lost their lives in the cause of peace.
The celebrations held at the UNAMID Mission’s Headquarters in Zalingei, was conducted in accordance with the World Health Organisations (WHO) guidelines to prevent the spread of novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).
With few people at the venue, others joined the celebrations virtually, including the Special Representative of the Secretary General (SRSG) to UNAMID, Mr. Jeremiah Nyamane Kingsley Mamabolo, who presided over the event.
Other officials that graced the Day include UNAMID Deputy Joint Special Representative, Anita Gbeho, Acting UNAMID Police Commissioner Sultan Temuri, Deputy Force Commander as well as other senior leaders from both Police and Military components.
Rwanda maintains Individual Police Officers (IPOs) in UNAMID, who act as trainers and mentors, among other peacekeeping duties