UNFICYP commemorates International Day of Peacekeepers

The United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) paid tribute yesterday to all the UN peacekeepers deployed in 16 missions around the world and honoured the memory of those who have lost their lives while serving, on the occasion of the International Day of Peacekeepers. A hundred and eighty � six UN peacekeepers have lost their lives in Cyprus in the 53 years of UNFICYP. According to the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres demand for UN peacekeepers has risen steadily over the years, and deployment is now near an all-time high.

Source: Cyprus News Agency