Australians are gathering in Canberra for Australian
Peacekeeping Week (11–16 September) to commemorate
70 years of Australia’s involvement in peacekeeping
operations around the world.
The week of activities will include a national commemorative service on
14 September that will involve the dedication of the new
Australian Peacekeeping Memorial on Anzac Parade.
The new memorial commemorates the significant
contribution made "in the service of peace" by tens of
thousands of Australian peacekeepers – military, police
and civilian – to United Nations and other international
peacekeeping missions since 1947.
The week’s events have been organised by the
Australian Peacekeeping Memorial project team,
consisting of representatives from ex-service
organisations, the Australian Defence Force, and state
and federal police.
For information about the national commemorative
service, please visit the