What is Peace?

Introduction Peace is a concept of societal friendship and harmony in the absence of hostility and violence. In a social sense, peace is commonly used to mean a lack of conflict (such as war) and freedom from fear of violence between individuals or groups. Throughout history, leaders have used peacemaking and diplomacy to establish a… Read More

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What is the United Nations Truce Supervision Organisation?

Introduction The United Nations Truce Supervision Organisation (UNTSO) is an organisation founded on 29 May 1948 for peacekeeping in the Middle East. Established amidst the 1948 Arab-Israeli War, its primary task was initially to provide the military command structure to the peacekeeping forces in the Middle East to enable the peacekeepers to observe and maintain… Read More

What is the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers?

Introduction The International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers, 29 May, is “an international day to pay tribute to all the men and women who have served and continue to serve in United Nations peacekeeping operations for their high level of professionalism, dedication, and courage and to honor the memory of those who have lost their… Read More