The world mourns today the passing of an icon, Kofi Annan. He served as head of @UnitedNations 🇺🇳 Peacekeeping (1992-1996) before being elected Secretary-General by the General Assembly. "@KofiAnnan provided people everywhere with a space for dialogue, a place for problem-solving and a path to a better world. In these turbulent and trying times, he never stopped working to give life to the values of the United Nations Charter. His legacy will remain a true inspiration for all of us." — Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on the passing of former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, 18 Aug 2018.
UN peacekeepers from #Canada 🇨🇦 have deployed an Air Task Force to #Gao, #Mali 🇲🇱, to enhance @UN_MINUSMA operations with aeromedical evacuations to safeguard @UnitedNations 🇺🇳 forces and support transport and logistics. Operation PRESENCE consists of 250 men and women equipped with three CH-147F #Chinook and five armed CH-146 #Griffon #helicopters. A member of the CH-147 Chinook force protection team keeps watch during a medical evacuation exercise around Gao. Photo 📷: Marco Dormino #GlobalGoals
One of the hardships of serving in @UnitedNations 🇺🇳 peacekeeping is having to live far away from family and friends. In the early years of UN Peacekeeping, the #Blue Helmets kept in touch with loved ones back home by sending and receiving mail through the post. Today, modern #technology makes communications easy, quick and inexpensive. Then – UN peacekeeper from the Postal Corps of #Canada 🇨🇦 serving in #Egypt 🇪🇬 with #UNEF let their mascot carry the daily mail bag to the troops (1957). Now – UN Field Support builds and maintains networks that deliver a wide range capability, from Command and Control radio-based systems in support of safety and security and uniformed personnel; to regular voice, video and business applications for civilians (#2018). Photo : UN Photo / #MONUSCO / Michael Ali #GlobalGoals #PK70 #ThrowbackThursday
70 UN peacekeepers and 14 military observers from #Serbia 🇷🇸 received the @UnitedNations 🇺🇳 medal for their contributions to the UN's stabilization efforts in the #CentralAfricanRepublic, #CAR. 🇨🇫 The ceremony was held on 29 June 2018. Upon departing from a mission, all UN peacekeepers receive medals. Photo📷: Hervé Serefio
In 2014, a Quick Reaction Force of @UnitedNations 🇺🇳 peacekeepers from #Pakistan 🇵🇰 conducted an exercise near the mission headquarters in #Monrovia, #Liberia 🇱🇷 to determine readiness. The United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) successfully completed its mandate on 30 March 2018 and is no longer in operation. Photo📷: Staton Winter #GlobalGoals