861 members of the Bangladesh Armed Forces were awarded UN medals on Wednesday for their excellent protection of civilians work for the people of the African country.
19 were female peacekeepers among the honoured.
The medals were awarded by special representative, Secretary General David Shearer in a special ceremony held in South Sudan's capital Juba.
The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) posted on their official Twitter account congratulating Bangladesh on this great achievement.
"Take a bow, #Bangladesh! No less than 861 of your troops, including 19 women, have received @UN medals for excellent protection of civilians work for #UNMISS and the people of #SouthSudan. For the last year, they have been based in Wau and Kuajok. Congratulations!" UNMISS posted.
"A contingent of Bangladeshi engineers has done its best to improve that situation by rebuilding and repairing more than 400 kilometers of roads in the past year, providing a lifeline between the capital Juba and outlying towns," according to the website of UN Peacekeeping Mission.
"Your work has made a huge difference to people's lives. You've enabled trade and also supported efforts to build peace because people are now able to travel to meet each other to reconcile, build trust and a better future for South Sudan," said David Shearer.
Bangladesh Senior National Officer, Brigadier General Taef Ul Haq said, "With all these untiring efforts, Bangladesh has proved its dedication to world peace. I firmly reiterate our commitment to peacekeeping operations and assure you that Bangladeshi peacekeepers will do their best for the greater interest of world peace.
Bangladesh has served in 54 peacekeeping operations in 40 countries since the first deploying peacekeepers in 1988. It currently has almost 7000 peacekeepers serving in eight missions and 118 troops have paid the ultimate sacrifice, losing their lives while serving the cause of peace under the UN flag.