Pooling the different strengths of countries which contribute thousands of troops to UN missions around the world, will make peacekeeping safer and more effective.
That’s the view of Pakistan’s Defence Minister, Khurram Dastgir Khan, who is attending the UN Peacekeeping Defence Ministerial conference in Vancouver, Canada.
Senior politicians and military leaders from more than 80 countries have joined UN Peacekeeping teams to discuss how to fill vital gaps in equipment and personnel.
Pakistan is one of the top troop contributing countries to the UN’s 15 current peacekeeping missions, with more than 6,200 blue helmets on the ground.
Matt Wells, who is in Vancouver for UN News, spoke to Mr Khan about his country’s troop contribution, on behalf of world peace and security.