COAS General Bajwa reiterates to wage peace and build better future

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

29th May, 2020. 09:50 am
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Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa on the account of International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers said our valiant peacekeepers, continue to serve humanity in challenging and restive regions of the world.

In his message in connection with the International Day of UN Peacekeepers, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa said the sense of purpose and commitment of Pakistan towards global peace under UN charter remains unflinching. Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa said that Pakistan commemorates the ‘Spirit of Sacrifice’ of our valiant peacekeepers, who continue to serve humanity in challenging and restive regions of the world. Army Chief said together, let us continue to wage peace, defeat the pandemic, and build a better future.

The United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, in his message, said as we commemorate the 20th anniversary of Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace, and Security, we must do more to achieve women’s equal representation in all areas of peace and security.

The International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers is being observed on Friday to pay tribute to the uniformed and civilian personnel’s invaluable contribution to maintaining peace across the world.

The International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers, 29 May, offers a chance to pay tribute to the uniformed and civilian personnel’s invaluable contribution to the work of the Organization and to honor more than 3,900 peacekeepers who have lost their lives serving under the UN flag since 1948, including 102 last year. The theme for this year’s Day is “Women in Peacekeeping: A Key to Peace” to help mark the 20th anniversary of the adoption of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace, and Security.

Blue helmets from Pakistan have a long and storied history with United Nations peacekeeping missions and the country is the third-largest contributor of personnel since participation began in 1960. Continuing this proud tradition of the Pakistani armed forces, more than 70 Pakistan Army women peacekeepers are serving under the umbrella of the UN in various roles across the world. According to a media report, The country also achieved the goal of 15pc women participation in UN peacekeeping missions in 2019.

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