2020 UN Peacekeeping Day Conference & Ceremony

Brigadier Maureen O’Brien

Acting Force Commander, UN Disengagement Observer Forces (UNDOF)

Conference Programme
The conference was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic

Ceremony Programme
On 26 May, a small wreath-laying ceremony was held at the Cenotaph. Wreaths were laid on behalf of the government by Lt-Col Steven Neville, previously serving with MINUSMA in Mali, and on behalf of HM Armed Forces by Wg-Cdr Cat Davison, previously serving with UNMISS in South Sudan. Wreaths were also laid by Tim Landy, Chairman of the UN Veterans Association, and by Bryony Pike, Finance & Events Coordinator, UNA-UK. The event was coordinated by Westminster UNA, providing the wreaths. 

See the Twitter statement marking the International Day made by James Heappey, UK Minster for the Armed Forces.  

See here for images of the ceremony.