Jean-Pierre Lacroix, Under-Secretary-General for Peace Operations, holds his portrait at the Inside Out Action event held to commemorate UN Peacekeeping's 75th anniversary in Times Square, New York City. 
The event is a way to thank peacekeepers, past and present, for their service and sacrifice, and pay tribute to all the people who work together to build and maintain peace across the world. The Inside Out platform, founded by artist JR in 2011, helps communities around the world stand up for what they believe in and spark global change locally.United Nations Peacekeeping launches a photo exhibition at UN Headquarters to honour the service and sacrifice of uniformed and civilian peacekeepers as it marks its seventy-fifth anniversary. The exhibit is part of a year-long global campaign, under the theme “Peace Begins with Me”, which seeks to demonstrate the impact of United Nations Peacekeeping and its partners on the lives of millions of people caught up in conflict.

Eric Kanalstein, UN Staff Member and former Photographer in Peacekeeping Missions, looks at the photos.Secretary-General António Guterres is in Somalia on his annual solidarity visit to a country that observes Ramadan. During the trip he will meet with Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, President of Somalia. He will also visit a camp for internally displaced persons in Baidoa and meet with representatives of Somali civil society, youth groups and other marginalized groups.

The Secretary-General (centre) briefs reporters after his visit to a camp for internally displaced persons in Baidoa. At right is Ari Gaitanis, Chief of Service of Public Information of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM).Melissa Fleming (centre of image), Under-Secretary-General of Global Communications, stands next to her photo as it is being added to the collection during the Inside Out Action event held to commemorate UN Peacekeeping's 75th anniversary in Times Square, New York City. 
The event is a way to thank peacekeepers, past and present, for their service and sacrifice, and pay tribute to all the people who work together to build and maintain peace across the world. The Inside Out platform, founded by artist JR in 2011, helps communities around the world stand up for what they believe in and spark global change locally.A view of the main shopping area in Hollandia. [No exact date]Pascale Baeriswyl (left), Permanent Representative of the Swiss Confederation and President of the Security Council for the Month of May, chairs the Security Council meeting on the Sudan and South Sudan. The Council hears a report of the Secretary-General on the situation in Abyei.A view of a participant attending a meeting during the 22nd session of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII). This meeting discussed the six mandated areas of the Permanent Forum (economic and social development, culture, environment, education, health and human rights), with reference to the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.Volker Perthes, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Sudan and Head of the United Nations Integrated Transition Assistance Mission in Sudan (UNITAMS), briefs reporters after the Security Council meeting on the Sudan and South Sudan.Secretary-General António Guterres (fifth from left) takes part in a tree planting ceremony at the United Nations Office at Nairobi, Kenya. 
At left is Maimunah Mohd Sharif, Executive Director of UN-Habitat; Inger Andersen, Executive Director of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP); and Zainab Hawa Bangura, Director-General of the United Nations Office at Nairobi, and Michal Mlynár, Deputy Executive Director of UN-Habitat.A wide view of the Security Council meeting on peace and security in Africa. The Council heard a report of the Secretary-General on implementation of Security Council resolutions 2320 (2016) and 2378 (2017) and considerations related to the financing of African Union peace support operations mandated by the Security Council.

Members of the Council observe a moment of silence for fallen Peacekeepers.Secretary-General António Guterres (right) visits the Bob Marley Museum in Kingston, Jamaica. In the centre is Alando Terrelonge, State Minister in the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport of Jamaica, and at left is Master Bongo player Herman.

The Secretary-General is in Jamaica to hold bilateral talks with Andrew Holness, Prime Minister of Jamaica, on several issues including Jamaica’s role in mediating the situation in Haiti and how to involve the international community.A four-member mission of the Special Committee of 24 on decolonization left New York on 22 February to visit Cape Verde at the invitation of the Government of Portugal and the Territory’s liberation movement, the African Party for the Independence of Guinea-Bissau and Cape Verde (PAIGC). The mission is composed of Haissam Kelani (Syria), its Chairman; Stanislav Suja (Czechoslovakia), Noumou Diakite (Mali) and Vincent Lasse (Trinidad and Tobago). The islands, now under a transitional government, are slated for independence on 5 July following the election of a constituent assembly in June. The Cape Verde Islands lie off the west coast of Africa, the nearest point being approximately 600 kilometres from Dakar (Senegal). There are 10 islands and five islets with a resident population of over 270,000.
Members of the Visiting Mission paid a visit to PAIGC headquarters on 26 february in Praia, Santiago Island, and observed proceedings welcoming the Secretary General of PAIGC, Aristides Pereira. Here, school children are seen waving flags to welcome the Secretary-General.Mahmoud Abbas (centre right), President of the State of Palestine, addresses the event to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the Nakba, held by the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People.Secretary-General António Guterres (second from left) visits the Bob Marley mural in downtown Kingston. 

The Secretary-General is in Jamaica to hold bilateral talks with Andrew Holness, Prime Minister of Jamaica, on several issues including Jamaica’s role in mediating the situation in Haiti and how to involve the international community.Secretary-General António Guterres addresses the event entitled “Dag Hammarskjöld Medal Ceremony and Military Gender Advocate of the Year Award” held on the occasion of the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers (29 May). 
The event is organized by the Department of Peace Operations (DPO) and the Office of Military Affairs (OMA).Secretary-General António Guterres (left) arrives to brief reporters on the Black Sea Initiative.
"We have some positive and significant developments — confirmation by the Russian Federation to continue its participation in the Black Sea Initiative for another 60 days." said the Secretary-General.Željka Cvijanović (third from left in back), Chair of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina, arrives in the Security Council Chamber to attend the Council meeting on the situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina.Palestinian singer Sanaa Moussa (centre), an “Ambassador of Palestinian heritage”, performs during the special commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the Nakba held in the General Assembly Hall. 

A musical composition about the Nakba entitled “Bright Colors on a Dark Canvas” by Naseem Alatrash, Grammy Award-nominee cellist, and composer, is also performed accompanied by the New York Arabic Orchestra and directed by Eugene Friesen, four-time Grammy Award Winner.Secretary-General António Guterres (front right) and Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed front left) attend a wreath laying ceremony in honour of fallen Peacekeepers at the Peacekeeping Memorial at UN Headquarters.Eganam Segbefia plays Taps during the wreath laying ceremony in honour of fallen Peacekeepers at the Peacekeeping Memorial at UN Headquarters.

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