UN pays tribute to Tunisia's contributions to its peacekeeping operations | Tunisia News Gazette

UN pays tribute to Tunisia’s contributions to its peacekeeping operations

The United Nations has expressed gratitude and appreciation to Tunisia for its ongoing contributions to UN peacekeeping operations.

“For more than fifty years, Tunisia has been a steadfast partner to the United Nations peace-keeping. We are grateful for the services and the contributions of Tunisian peacekeepers,” Jean-Pierre Lacroix, United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations was quoted as saying by a UN Information Centre (UNIC) statement released Wednesday.

On the occasion, the United Nations produced a collection of posters paying tribute to the women and men of the Tunisian Blue Helmets.

The collection, entitled “Thank you Tunisia for your Service and Sacrifice”, was published as part of a global communication campaign that has just been launched by the UN and will continue until May 29, 2018, date to which the United Nations International Day of Peacekeepers will be celebrated.

Launched under the slogan “Thank You Blue Helmets for Your Service and Sacrifice”, the campaign aims to raise public awareness and recognition among countries providing military personnel and police forces, as well as to peacekeepers and their families.

To participate in the campaign in Tunisia, the public is invited to discover, comment and distribute the posters and multimedia published on the United Nations Information Center pages under the slogan “Thank you Tunisia for your Service and Sacrifice “.

Tunisia is providing 234 peacekeepers to five peacekeeping operations in the Central African Republic, Darfur, Democratic Republic of Congo, Mali and Haiti, according to data updated in December 2017, said the same source.

The peacekeepers and their families are making great sacrifices. They serve at great personal risk and in harsh conditions.

Since 1948, over 3,500 peacekeepers, including 20 Tunisian nationals, have lost their lives in the cause of peace.

Source: TAP News Agency

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