Germany strengthens UN Peacekeeping

At a visit to Bonn, UN Under Secretary-General for Peacekeeping, Jean-Pierre Lacroix and German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen agreed on a stronger cooperation and support for UN peacekeeping. During an official ceremony at Bonn city hall, von der Leyen pointed out that the United Nations are a central achievement of our time and added that Germany will provide greater support for UN missions by lending financial, political and training support. Under Secretary-General Lacroix welcomed Germany’s contribution, in terms of financial support and logistics. Bonn’s Lord Mayor Ashok Sridharan also stressed his city's growing role as a UN hub where almost 1.000 staff members work on issues like climate protection and volunteer work.

 

USG Lacroix, German Defence Minister von der Leyen and Lord Mayor of Bonn Sridharan
USG Lacroix, German Defence Minister von der Leyen and Lord Mayor of Bonn Sridharan

 

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