peacekeeping

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Canada and the situation in Mali

pdf available by Corey Levine The following is a summary of Corey Levine’s contribution to the Africa Studies Group’s panel discussion on “Canada’s Contribution to the UN’s Peacekeeping Mission in Mali (MINUSMA): From Risk Taking to Being a Responsible Global Player” that was held April 25, 2018 in Ottawa. Corey Levine is a human rights […]

Update: Peacekeeping and Canada

pdf available by Monique Cuillerier Upon election, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau promised to re-engage in UN peacekeeping. He gave explicit instructions to Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan in the minister’s mandate letter. In August 2016 Canada announced a commitment of up to 600 military personnel, 150 police and $450 million over three years. That commitment was […]

Canada and peacekeeping

At the end of May, Canada had only 40 UN peacekeepers deployed, putting Canada in 81st place amongst troop-contributing countries. A month later, the first Canadian peacekeepers of Canada’s upcoming deployment in Mali have arrived in the country.  By August 2nd, 250 troops, two Chinook helicopters and four armed Griffon helicopters will be in place. Important questions […]

International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers, May 29th

As we mark the International Day of UN Peacekeepers next week on May 29th with a press release, World Federalists continue to campaign for Canada to do more for UN Peacekeeping. While WFMC welcomes the announcement made in March by Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland and National Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan of “a commitment to deploy an Aviation […]

TakeAction: Building Peackeeeping

May 29 is the International Day of UN Peacekeepers: Is Canada “back” or not? As we mark the International Day of UN Peacekeepers on May 29th, World Federalists continue to campaign for Canada to do more for UN Peacekeeping. Recently, WFMC President Walter Dorn gave testimony to a House of Commons committee studying peacekeeping. While WFMC welcomes the announcement […]

House of Commons Study on Peacekeeping

The House of Commons Standing Committee on National Defence is currently conducting a study on Canada’s Contributions to International Peacekeeping. WFMC president, Walter Dorn, made a presentation to the committee today, April 26th. The brief that Dorn submitted to support his presentation is available: in English: Back in the Game: Recommended Canadian Contributions to UN Peace Operations  […]

TakeAction for April 2018

World Federalists support the application of the principles of federalism to world affairs, in order that global governance becomes more equitable, just and democratically accountable. You can help! This month’s Take Action alerts provide suggestions for ways you can support: Canada’s participation in UN peacekeeping WFMC by renewing your membership or becoming a member for […]

Canada’s (belated) peacekeeping announcement

On Monday, March 19th, Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland and National Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan announced a second “smart pledge” on peacekeeping: “a commitment to deploy an Aviation Task Force to the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) for a period of 12 months.” The World Federalist Movement – Canada welcomes this […]

Statement regarding the peacekeeping announcement from the government of Canada

On Monday, March 19th, Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland and National Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan announced a second “smart pledge” on peacekeeping: “a commitment to deploy an Aviation Task Force to the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) for a period of 12 months.” The World Federalist Movement – Canada welcomes this […]

Canada’s embarrassment at UN peacekeeping conference in Vancouver

Canada failed to deliver on its long overdue commitment to provide up to 600 military and 150 police personnel  for UN peace operations, a pledge it made over a year ago at the 2016 Ministerial conference on peacekeeping. At the Vancouver Ministerial Meeting on Peace Operations earlier this month, Prime Minister Trudeau, accompanied by Defence Minister […]

The United Nations and Canada: What Canada has done and should be doing for UN peace operations

Ahead of the Ministerial Meeting on United Nations Peacekeeping taking place November 14-15 in Vancouver, WFMC has published the latest edition in its United Nations and Canada series. The United Nations and Canada: What Canada has done and should be doing for UN peace operations  is a volume of 10 op-ed length essays by leading […]

Will Canada avoid embarrassment at international peacekeeping meeting?

Canada will host the 2017 Defence Ministerial Meeting on Peacekeeping, which takes place this November 14 & 15 in Vancouver. Over 500 delegates from 70 countries are expected to attend. Media interest in the meeting has been growing, in part because Canada’s August 2016 pledge to deploy up to 600 military and 150 police peacekeepers […]

Canada and UN Peacekeeping – on track for a diplomatic train wreck?

On November 14-15 in Vancouver Canada will host an international conference for Defence Ministers to discuss UN peacekeeping. Canada’s Department of National Defence expects upwards of 500 delegates from 70 countries to attend that pledging conference. In the summer of 2016 it was Canada’s promise of 600 military personnel, 150 police and $450 million over […]

More on peacekeeping

The Government of Canada has collected their information on the upcoming  2017 UN Peacekeeping Defence Ministerial conference in Vancouver here. On August 23, the midweek podcast from the House on CBC  was on the topic of  “Whatever happened to our peacekeeping mission?” with CBC reporter Murray Brewster. And until September 25, the full text of […]

National Peacekeeping Day and Canada’s delayed commitments

August 9 was National Peacekeepers Day in Canada and WFMC marked the occasion with a press release detailing Canada’s much delayed promises to increase its commitment to UN peacekeeping. As shown in our recently released 2017 Canada and UN Peacekeeping fact sheet, Canada now ranks 71st among contributors of military and police personnel to UN peacekeeping. According to WFMC […]