INTERNATIONAL DAY OF UN PEACEKEEPERS
2008 UN Peacekeeping Day Conference & Ceremony

Major-General Patrick Cammaert (ret)

Former General Officer Commanding the Eastern Division in the UN Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUC)

Other presentations:
Corinna Csaky & Bill Bell, Save the Children, UK
Tackling sexual exploitation and abuse of children in peace support operations . ppt
"No One to Turn To", Report .pdf

Senior-Colonel Tang Busheng, Peoples Liberation Army of China
Selection and training of PLA personnel for UN peacekeeping duties .ppt

Professor Francoise Hampson, Department of Law, University of Essex
Today's UN peacekeepers and aid workers; accountable to whom? .pdf

Photographs of the ceremony
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    Foreign Office Minister Dr Kim Howells, Air Vice Marshall Chris Nickols, Royal Air Force and Metropolitan Police Commissioner, Sir Ian Blair. Also, Count Oscar Bernadotte (right) who laid the wreath in memory of his grandfather, Count Folke Bernadotte of Sweden, the UN's first mediator, assassinated in 1948 and Colonel Philippe Guidi, France, who laid a wreath in memory of Commandant René de Labarrière, the first UN fatality. Photo, Benedict Parsons

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    The Colour Party provided by the UN Veterans Association UK salute during the playing of the Last Post by the Band of the Grenadier Guards. Photo, Benedict Parsons