#ThrowbackThursday to August 2011 when UN Peacekeepers from South Africa serving with the mission in Darfur celebrated national Women's Day.
A top priority for #UnitedNation Peacekeeping is to increase the number of women in peacekeeping operations and Secretary-General António Guterres has committed to ensuring that they play a far more active role in these missions. In all fields of peacekeeping, women perform the same roles, to the same standards and under the same difficult conditions as men. In addition, they act as role models, inspiring women and girls in often male-dominated societies.
We thank them for their service and sacrifice.
Regram: @UNPeacekeeping | 📷: UN Photo / Albert Gonzalez Farran