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'Honour Bangladeshi peacekeepers, name a road after them'

  • Published at 10:29 pm May 28th, 2019
UN peacekeepers from Bangladesh carry coffins of seven UN peacekeepers from Niger who were killed on June 8, 2012 in western Ivory coast near the Liberia border, during ceremony at the UN headquarters in Abidjan Reuters

Total 3,800 peacekeepers have lost their lives serving under the UN flag since 1948

Coalition of local NGOs Bangladesh (CLNB) has urged the government to honour Bangladeshi peacekeepers by naming a Dhaka road or fly-over after them.

Speakers made this remark in a peace conference during an event observing the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers, in front of the National Press Club in Dhaka on Tuesday. 

Successful diplomacy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and dedication of the Bangladeshi government along with relentless efforts of the men and women peacekeepers from this country has now been established all over the world, the speakers stated. 

The event was presided over CLNB President Harunur Rashid.

Among others, Bir Protik Colonel (rtd) Didarul Alam, was present at event. 

The International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers, 29 May, offers a chance to pay tribute to the uniformed and civilians personnel’s invaluable contribution to the work of the organization and to honour more than 3,800 peacekeepers who have lost their lives serving under the UN flag since 1948, including 98 last year.

The theme for this year is "Protecting Civilians, Protecting Peace" which mark's the upcoming 20th anniversary when for the first time the Security Council explicitly mandated a peacekeeping mission United Nations Mission in Sierra Leone to protect the country's civilians.