Commemorating 60 Years of Australian Police Peacekeeping: Registrations Now Open

Australia, Police


This year marks a significant milestone in Australian history as it commemorates 60 years since the first contingent of Australian police were deployed to Cyprus as part of United Nations peacekeeping efforts. Over the past six decades, thousands of Australian police have been deployed around the world, aiding countries in transitioning from conflict to peace.

To honor these efforts, the Australian Federal Police (AFP) is organizing various publications and events across the country. One such event includes a service at the Australian Peacekeeping Memorial on Anzac Parade, followed by a luncheon at the National Gallery of Australia. More details regarding the dates and specifics of these events will be advised in due course.

The missions and contingents with Australian policing involvement and presence have helped reinforce and re-establish security through patrolling, community policing, and other operational support. These peacekeepers have also provided guidance to domestic police services, assisted with capacity building, ensured compliance with international human rights standards, and restored and promoted public safety and the rule of law.

The AFP encourages current and former peacekeepers, their families, and members of the policing and peacekeeping community to join in these commemorative events. Those interested can register their interest now to be a part of this historic occasion.

For any further inquiries regarding the 60-year Australian policing peacekeeping commemorations, please contact The AFP ensures that all personal information collected will be handled in accordance with the Australian Privacy Principles and the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth).

Join us in remembering the diverse and intense experiences of our peacekeepers, who have played a crucial role in shaping a better and more peaceful world. Let us honor their sacrifices and create a lasting legacy for future generations to reflect upon and be inspired by.

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Let us come together as a nation to commemorate 60 years of Australian police peacekeeping and express our gratitude for their invaluable contributions to global peace and security.