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Vancouver conference delivers 46 new pledges to bolster UN peacekeeping missions

17 November 2017
Vancouver conference delivers 46 new pledges to bolster UN peacekeeping missions

15 November 2017 — Dozens of new pledges of military equipment and expertise to make United Nations peacekeeping missions around the world more efficient, effective and reactive, were made at the UN Peacekeeping Defence Ministerial Conference, in Vancouver, Canada, on Wednesday.

A total of 79 Member States sent delegations of ministers and defence chiefs to Vancouver, which hosted around 550 delegates to discuss the ever-more dangerous and complex challenges faced by peacekeepers and support staff in the field, across 15 UN missions.

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