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Sep 15

COMMEMORATING AUSTRALIA’S PEACEKEEPERS

Sunday, 14 September 2014  

COMMEMORATING AUSTRALIA’S PEACEKEEPERS

 

Today, Australian Peacekeepers Day, is a time to acknowledge the men and women who played an important role in restoring peace and harmony in areas affected by conflict around the globe.

Since Australia’s commitment to the first United Nations (UN) peacekeeping mission in September 1947, Australian military, police and civilians have been undertaking peace operations worldwide. More than 30,000 Australians have served on more than 60 United Nationsand other multilateral peacekeeping operationssince 1947.

Australia’s peacekeeping efforts have been ongoing since 1947.  More than 3,500 Australians are currently serving in peace and security operations, including our continuous participation in the Middle East and Cyprus.

Click on the following Link to Read More:  VA071 Commemorating Australia’s Peacekeepers