On 29 May 2018, Rwandan peacekeepers joined their colleagues in respective missions and the World in general to celebrate the 70th Anniversary of UN peacekeepers under the theme “70 Years of service and sacrifice”.
“As we recognize a legacy of service and sacrifice around the world, I am also committed to taking action for peacekeeping — action to make our operations safer and more effective in today’s challenging environments,” reads part of message from the UN Secretary-General, António Guterres.
Bangui, 29 May 2018. CAR Prime Minister, Hon Simplice Sarandji giving honor to peacekeepers that lost their lives under UN peacekeeping missions.
Brig Gen Denis RUTAHA lays flowers to the memorial site indicating the names of those who died in Darfur while protecting civilians.
Rwanda is the fourth largest troop and police contributing country in UN peacekeeping and Rwanda Defence Force (RDF) maintains 5,860 personnel that include troops, staff officers, military observers and liaison officers in support of UN peacekeeping missions in the Sudan, South Sudan and Central Africa Republic.