Western countries do too little to support United Nations peace keeping missions, while they are the ones who can help the most because they have the right resources, Minster Bert Koenders of Foreign Affairs said in a speech at the UN in New York on Tuesday.
Minister Bert Koenders of Foreign Affairs and the American UN Ambassador Samantha Power called on the international community to contribute more to UN peacekeeping missions. Koenders think that Europe in particular should be contributing more peacekeepers.
Representatives of more than 40 European countries will meet at a conference to discuss UN Peacekeeping missions today and tomorrow. This is at the invitation of Minister Bert Koenders of Foreign Affairs.