Canadian Government Statements on its Contributions to UN Operations Operations
Excerpts from on peace operations from the Mandate Letter Tracker webpage (https://www.canada.ca/en/privy-council/campaigns/mandate-tracker-results-canadians.html)
(as of 3 October 2020), and the linked materials
Mandate Letter Tracker: Delivering results for Canadians
Renew Canada's commitment to United Nations peace operations.
Canadian efforts enhance peace and security, protect human rights, promote stability, and help those most in need around the world.
Commitment date: Original mandate letters - 2015
COPY OF LINKED MATERIALS
Minister Sajjan Reaffirms Peace Operations Pledge at UN Defence Ministerial
September 8, 2016 – London, UK – National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces
Defence Minister Harjit S. Sajjan today highlighted Canada’s renewed commitment to international peace support operations, including Canada’s intention to host a major United Nations conference on peacekeeping in 2017.
The Minister was attending the 2016 UN Peacekeeping Defence Ministerial in London, where he also reaffirmed that Canada stands ready to deploy up to 600 Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) personnel for future UN peace operations. The date and Canadian site for the 2017 conference will be announced later.
Canada remains committed to building a more peaceful and prosperous world. Its increased support to UN peace operations is centred on a whole-of-government approach, combining diplomacy, deployment, training, and capacity-building—and includes conflict prevention, mediation, peace operations, and peacebuilding efforts.
While in London, Minister Sajjan also met with his counterparts from Australia, the United Kingdom, and the Netherlands, as well as UN officials, to discuss common defence, security, and peace support operation priorities.
Linked material: News release – Vancouver Principles on Peacekeeping and the Prevention of the Recruitment and Use of Child Soldiers
(https://pm.gc.ca/en/news/backgrounders/2017/11/15/vancouver-principles-peacekeeping-and-prevention-recruitment-and-use, accessed 3 October 2020)