A look at the Defence news 26 - 31 March

Netherlands Minister of Defence Ank Bijleveld: UN peacekeeping operations must be improved from within.

Minister Bijleveld speeches at the UN-headquarters in New York.

Minister Bijleveld speeches at the UN-headquarters in New York.

The members of the United Nations must improve the organisation from within in a concerted effort. In addition to political and financial support, the minister called in particular for practical initiatives to modernise UN missions and make them more effective. Minister Bijleveld was speaking during a UN peacekeeping conference in New York.