2020 International Day of UN Peacekeepers
Every year, the United Nations celebrates an International Day of UN Peacekeepers on May 29. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the adoption of UN Security Council resolution 1325, which recognized the vital role of women in peacekeeping. This year's International Day of UN Peacekeepers celebrates the anniversary of the resolution with the theme "Women in Peacekeeping: a Key to Peace".
The United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations
Women peacekeepers make invaluable contributions to peacekeeping. They help improve overall peacekeeping performance, have greater access to communities, especially to women, and therefore, help in promoting human rights and protection of civilians.