UN Youth Association of Romania – Cluj Branch has the pleasure to invite you at the event organized in the honour of International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers.
The speakers invited: Charles Wratto from Liberia and Mariette Utamuvuna from Rwanda will tackle the subject of war in Sierra Leone and describe how the education has contributed in rebuilding a country such as Rwanda.
Furthermore, the organizers will display the movie “Black Hawk Down”.
History of peacekeeping
Since its beginning in 1948, United Nations peacekeeping has evolved into one of the main tools used by the international community to manage complex crises that threaten international peace and security.
The International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers, which is commemorated each year on the 29th of May, is an occasion to salute the more than 111,000 peacekeepers serving in 15 missions in some of the world’s most volatile and dangerous environments. This Day is also a time to mourn fallen peacekeepers.
This year, the United Nations is marking the Day by highlighting that international peace and security needs are changing rapidly, and UN Peacekeeping is adapting to meet these new challenges to help people and countries coming through some of the world’s most destructive conflicts.
The participation is open to all interested people.