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27 May 2005 description
report UN Volunteers

International Day of Peacekeepers

BONN, 27 May 2005 - As the United Nations commemorates the third International Day of UN Peacekeepers on 29 May, paying tribute to those who serve in peacekeeping operations, United Nations Volunteers (UNV) are also being honoured for their dedication and courage in helping improve the lives of millions of people in war-torn and post-conflict countries across the globe.

More than 1,800 UN Volunteers are currently supporting UN peacekeeping operations in 11 countries worldwide: Afghanistan (UNAMA), Burundi (UNOB), Democratic Republic of the Congo …