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.