The Heat: UN Peacekeepers international day

The Heat

On May 29th, 1948, the United Nations created the Peace Operations, dedicated to helping countries navigate from conflict to peace.

This week, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres laid a wreath at the Peacekeepers Memorial to honor the more than 4,000 women and men who have lost their lives while serving under the blue flag.

From the 1940’s to today, the threats have changed, and the organization has had to adapt to new challenges.

Earlier, Anand Naidoo spoke with the UN Under-Secretary-General for Peace Operations, Jean Pierre Lacroix.

To discuss:

  • Zhou Bo is a Senior Fellow at Tsinghua University.
  • Abdullahi Boru Halakhe is an Africa security and policy analyst.
  • Saeed Khan is a lecturer in the History Department at Wayne State University.

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