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The Changing Face of Peacekeeping in the 21st Century – by Christian Henderson and Nigel D. White

May 29, 2013

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photo credit: KYNGPAO via Flickr cc

photo credit: KYNGPAO via Flickr cc

The 29th May 2013 is the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers. This day is used to honour the memory of those who have died in their role as UN peacekeepers as well as to pay tribute to those who have served, and who are currently serving, as peacekeepers across the globe. Since the first UN peacekeeping mission was established, over 3000 peacekeepers have lost their lives in service. While such deaths appear to unfortunately be a constant factor in these operations that seek to bring about peace, the means by which this peace is sought is, by contrast, and as a result of new challenges, adaptable and constantly changing.

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