More than 100 Chiefs of Defence gather at UN for first time

Welcoming ceremony for first detachment of China’s peacekeeping infantry battalion to arrive in South Sudan. UN Photo/JC McIlwaine

A "Chiefs of Defence Conference" is welcoming more than 100 military leaders at UN Headquarters for the first time in history, to discuss the changing nature of peacekeeping and ways to improve the UN's work on the ground.

That's according to Edmond Mulet, the Assistant Secretary-General for UN Peacekeeping Operations.

The United Nations does not have its own military force and depends on financial and human resource contributions from Member States to operate its missions.

Stephanie Coutrix spoke to Mr Mulet and began by asking what the UN hopes to achieve through this conference.

Duration: 3'52"

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