Ghana Joins Global Community to Celebrate 76th International Day of UN Peacekeepers

The Republic of Ghana and the United Nations Office in Accra commemorated the 76th International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers with a poignant Flag-raising and Wreath-laying ceremony at the State House Forecourt. This year’s theme, “Fit for the Future: Building Better Together,” emphasized the need for adaptability and collaboration in peacekeeping efforts.

Hon. Dominic Nitiwul, Minister for Defence, highlighted the crucial role of women in peacekeeping and praised the UN’s efforts to increase female participation. He noted that Ghana has made significant strides in fielding female peacekeepers and is committed to achieving gender parity in peacekeeping operations.

UN Resident Coordinator to Ghana, Mr. Charles Abani, emphasized the importance of UN Peacekeepers in transitioning countries from conflict to peace and adapting to future challenges, particularly in youth, peace, and security. He commended Ghana for its outstanding contributions to global peacekeeping, including being the 7th largest troop-contributing country and hosting the successful Peacekeeping Ministerial meeting.

The ceremony honored the memories of UN Peacekeepers who lost their lives in service and acknowledged the dedication of all men and women serving in UN peacekeeping operations worldwide. Attendees included members of the Diplomatic Corps, security personnel, government officials, students, and the general public. The event concluded with a tree-planting exercise and a photo exhibition showcasing Ghana’s contributions to UN Peacekeeping operations and the global impact of UN Peacekeepers.

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