Celebrating May 29, International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers: Canada’s support for UN peace operations: Still Missing in Action!

Canada’s rank among contributors to United Nations Peace Operations reached a record low in March 2016. The UN ranked Canada 74, with only 76 personnel (49 police and 27 military) in the field.

(Canada’s position improved marginally by April 30, the most recent month for which UN figures are available, when we moved up in rank to 73rd with 79 personnel — 52 police and 27 military — on UN missions.)

Canadian officials, including Prime Minister Trudeau have repeatedly indicated that Canada intends to increase this country’s contributions to United Nations Peace Operations. But, over 6 months into the new government’s mandate, Canada’s performance has never been worse.

Read the complete press release.

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