Islamabad, 31 May 2023 (TDI): The Ministry of Foreign Affairs celebrated the completion of 75 years of UN peacekeeping yesterday. The event was arranged in Islamabad in collaboration with the United Nations in Pakistan.
A significant number of bigwigs from the diplomatic community and officers from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs attended the event. Minister of State Hina Rabbani Khar was invited as a chief guest at the event.
United Nations Peacekeeping is a department of the United Nations that supports peace operations and maintains peace around the world. Pakistan has been the largest contributor to UN peacekeeping for decades, with over 6,000 military and police personnel serving, making it the 5th largest contributor to peacekeeping missions providing humanitarian aid around the world to restore peace and stability in conflicted regions.
Khar and other members of the diplomatic community paid tribute to the peacekeepers from Pakistan who lost their lives on the front line of duty, and they were also honored posthumously.
While addressing the attendees, Minister Khar said, “Our peacekeepers have served in the war zones, performed post-conflict mediation duties, and undertaken rehabilitation work. We salute the services and sacrifice and role of UN peacekeepers in advancing the peace mission around the world.”
She emphasized the importance of Pakistan’s continued commitment to supporting UN peacekeeping efforts and praised the dedication and bravery of the Pakistani peacekeepers.
Khar also highlighted the need for greater international cooperation and collaboration to address the root causes of conflict and prevent future crises.
This event reaffirms Pakistan’s commitment to a peaceful world and shows its willingness to contribute towards global peace and security. It also underscores the importance of multilateralism and the need for all nations to work together toward achieving peace and stability.