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.