29 May is celebrated as the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers. The day was established to Honour the memory of the UN peacekeepers who have lost their lives in the cause of peace and pay tribute to all the men and women who have served and continue to serve in UN peacekeeping operations for their high level of professionalism, dedication and courage.
The theme for the 2017 International Day of UN Peacekeepers is “Investing in Peace Around the World”.
Static Takeaways for SBI PO Mains Exam-
- The first UN peacekeeping mission was established in 1948
- The name “United Nations”, coined by United States President Franklin D. Roosevelt was first used in the Declaration by United Nations of 1 January 1942
- On 24 October 1945, The United Nations officially comes into existence
- Antonio Guterres is the Secretary-General of United Nations
- United Nations is headquartered in New York.
Source- The United Nations