Apr
22
Wed
2020
25th Anniversary Kibeho Massacre in Rwanda
Apr 22 all-day

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kibeho_massacre

Apr
25
Sat
2020
ANZAC Day
Apr 25 all-day

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May
1
Fri
2020
Monthly Commitee Meeting @ Veterans' Advocacy Centre
May 1 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm

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May
11
Mon
2020
17 Construction Squadron (UNTAG) Honour Distinction anniversary
May 11 all-day
17 Construction Squadron is awarded the Honour Distinction, Namibia 1989–1990, in recognition of its creditable performance in support of the United Nations Transition Assistance Group operation to manage the transition of Namibia to independence in 1990. Despite being deployed to provide engineering support, when the ceasefire broke down at the start of the mission, members of the squadron helped establish Assembly Points, which enabled the mission to continue. This activity was conducted in the face of hostility from elements of the former colonial power and personal danger arising from the breakdown of the cease fire. Later, 17 Construction Squadron became involved in the election process itself, providing security, transport and logistic support to election officials, monitors, other UN personnel, voters and polling stations. Members of 17 Construction Squadron ensured that, as much as possible, the election was able to proceed without interruption or interference and ensured that all parties were free from intimidation or duress. With the selfless support of individuals from other units of the Australian Defence Force, 17 Construction Squadron played a key role in the smooth and effective transition of Namibia from colonial rule to independence. The Squadron performed a role well beyond what was expected and brought great credit on itself, the Australian Army and Australia.

Chief of Army“. Army Headquarters, Canberra. 10 April 2012.

Australian UNTAG deployments awarded HONOR DISTINCTION 2013
May 11 all-day

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May
29
Fri
2020
International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers
May 29 all-day

The “International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers“, May 29, 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 lives in the cause of peace.”

 

It was so designated by United Nations General Assembly Resolution 57/129, on December 11, 2002, after an official request of the Ukrainian Peacekeepers Association and the Government of Ukraine to the UN General Assembly and first celebrated in 2003. The date, May 29, marks the anniversary of the creation of the United Nations Truce Supervision Organization (UNTSO) in 1948 to monitor the ceasefire after the 1948 Arab-Israeli War, which was the first ever UN peacekeeping mission.

The day is marked at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City with the presentation of the Dag Hammarskjöld Medal, statements by the President of the General Assembly and the Secretary-General, as well as a press release regarding the state of UN Peacekeeping missions and the continued necessity of their work.

 

Monthly Commitee Meeting @ Veterans' Advocacy Centre
May 29 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm

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Jun
25
Thu
2020
QGM @ VAC Alstonsville
Jun 25 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

You can attend in person or on the telephone

 

Agenda closer to the event

Jun
26
Fri
2020
Monthly Commitee Meeting @ Veterans' Advocacy Centre
Jun 26 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm

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Jul
31
Fri
2020
Monthly Commitee Meeting @ Veterans' Advocacy Centre
Jul 31 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm

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