Peacekeeping

Captain Jackie Ruis and Captain Chris Ware, CH-147F Chinook helicopter pilots, prepare to fly during Operation PRESENCE-Mali at Camp Castor in Gao, Mali on August 2, 2018. / Photo: Corporal Ken Beliwicz / forces.gc.ca

WFMC advocates a much larger role for Canada in support of United Nations peace operations.

Visit Canadians for UN Peacekeeping: Tracking Canada’s Peacekeeping Commitments (updated monthly)

Canada & UN Peacekeeping Fact Sheet (August 2018)

August 9, 2018: MEDIA RELEASE: Canada’s support for UN peace operations: Still a work in progress

MEDIA RELEASE: Celebrating May 29, International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers: Canada’s support for UN peace operations: Still a work in progress (May 28, 2018)

Watch our recent webinar on Canada’s Role in UN Peacekeeping with Walter Dorn and Peggy Mason (February 2018)

August 9, 2017: MEDIA RELEASE: Canada and UN peace operations: Unmet promises, delayed commitments … and a possible diplomatic train wreck!

May 29, 2017: MEDIA RELEASE: Canada’s support for UN peace operations: Unmet promises, delayed commitments

Latest posts on peacekeeping


Background/resources

Previous fact sheets, 2011 to present

MEDIA RELEASE: Canada’s support for UN peace operations: Still a work in progress

August 8, 2016: MEDIA RELEASE: Celebrating August 9, National Peacekeepers Day in Canada: Canada’s support for UN peace operations: Still Missing in Action (update of May release)

May 29, 2016: MEDIA RELEASE: Canada’s support for UN peace operations: Still Missing in Action!

MEDIA RELEASE: On August 9, National Peacekeepers Day in Canada: Canada can and should do more to help United Nations Peacekeeping (August 7 2015)

MEDIA RELEASE: May 29th is International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers: Canada can and should do more to help (May 28 2015)

MEDIA ADVISORY: Peacekeepers’ Day in Canada (August 9): UN peacekeeping missions understaffed; Canada can and should do more to help (August 8 2014)

MEDIA RELEASE: On May 29, International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers: Important UN peacekeeping missions understaffed; Canada should do more to help. (May 29 2014)

MEDIA ADVISORY: On Peacekeepers’ Day in Canada (August 9): Canada should contribute more to UN peacekeeping operations (August 9 2013)

UN peace operations veer toward peace enforcement (Mondial, May 2013)

MEDIA ADVISORY: On May 29, International Day of UN Peacekeepers… UN needs peacekeepers in Mali: Will Canada answer the call? (May 28 2013)

Review: Our military’s role: warriors? Or peacekeepers? / Robin Collins (Mondial, June 2012)

UN Peacekeeping needs Canada’s help / Michael Byers (Mondial, December 2011)

MEDIA ADVISORY: On Peacekeepers’ Day in Canada (August 9): UN Peacekeeping needs Canada’s help (August 9 2011)

Peacekeeping, R2P and Civilian Protection: Third Pillar Contributions, Bob Zuber (February 22 2011)

Don’t Write Off the Future of Peacekeeping by Peter Langille (Globe and Mail Op-Ed, November 16 2010)

Multiple studies confirm UN Peacekeeping a bargain, most effective (Mondial, August 2010)