Ministers of Foreign Affairs and National Defence to attend UN peacekeeping conference
April 5, 2019
Global Korean Post
Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of National Defence, participated in the United Nations Peacekeeping Ministerial (UNPKM) conference in New York, New York, on March 28 and 29, 2019.
Building on previous summits and ministerials, including the most recent UN Peacekeeping Defence Ministerial hosted by Canada in Vancouver, British Columbia, in November 2017, this next UNPKM was a key opportunity for Canada to discuss UN peacekeeping with its partners.
The Ministers focused on the meaningful participation of uniformed women in peace operations, the implementation of the Vancouver Principles on Peacekeeping and the Prevention of the Recruitment and Use of Child Soldiers, and Canadian support to UN efforts in Haiti, Mali, South Sudan and Yemen.
Canada hosted the 2017 UN Peacekeeping Defence Ministerial from November 14 to 15, 2017, in Vancouver, British Columbia.