Annex: Background

Figure A.1: Canada’s pledges, as recorded in peacekeeping ministerials in London, Vancouver and New York

London (2016) and Vancouver new pledges (2017):

Pledges Peacekeeping Vancouver Ministerial Canada unpkdm pledges en Accessed 2Dec2017

New York (2019):

Canada Pledge PkgMinisterial NYC 29Mar2019

Figure A.2: Canadian contributions of uniformed personnel from 1950 to 2019
(maximum of each year)

Cdn Uniformed Pers UN Pkg 1950 to 2020 04 31

Sources: Canada DND, Canadiansoldier.com, W. Durch, UN DPI

Mission Acronyms: Largest Cdn Contributions (at the time)
MINUJUSTH:  United Nations Mission for Justice Support in Haiti (2017-19)
MINUSTAH:   United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (2004-17)
UNDOF:        United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (1974-)
UNEF:           United Nations Emergency Force (1956-67)
UNEF II:       United Nations Emergency Force (1973-79)
UNFICYP:     United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (1964-)
UNMEE:        United Nations Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea (2000-08)
UNMISS:       United Nations Mission in the Republic of South Sudan (2011-)
UNPROFOR:   United Nations Protection Force (1992-95)
UNOSOM:      United Nations Operation in Somalia (1992-95)
UNTAC:         United Nations Transitional Authority in Cambodia (1992-93)
UNTSO:         United Nations Truce Supervision Organization (1948-)

Figure A.3: Canada’s rank among nations contributing uniformed personnel to UN peacekeeping, 1991 to 2019
(Lowest rank since Pearson’s proposal for a peacekeeping force (1956) was 81st, reached in May 2018, two months before the Mali deployment)

CdnPkgRank UN Data 1991 to 2020 04 32

Figure A.4. Contribution by six-month average, from 2000 to 2018 (December), showing governments in power at the time (graphics by Munich Security Report 2019 using data from Dorn)

MSR19 Dorn CanadaPeacekeepingChart

Table A.1  Canadian personnel contributions (M, F) to UN peace operations

Abbreviations
M, F: Male, Female
MSO: Military Staff Officer
Troops: military personnel deployed in units
UNMEM: UN Military Expert on Mission (mostly UN Military Observers)
UNPOL: UN Police

August 31, 2019 

   
Mission    Troops   Mil Experts   Staff
officer
Mil
Total
Police Mission
Total
MINUSMA 69 (58, 11) 8 (5, 3) 77 (63, 14) 9 (6,3) 86 (69, 17)
MINUJUSTH 18 (6, 12) 18 (6, 12)
UNMISS 4 (4, 0) 7 (4, 3) 11 (8,3) 11 (8, 3)
MONUSCO 8 (7, 1) (7, 1) 8 (7, 1)
UNTSO 4 (4,0) (4,0) (4, 0)
UNFICYP 1 (0, 1) 1 (0, 1) 1 (0, 1)
Totals 69 (58, 11) 9 (8, 1) 23 (16, 7) 101 (82, 19) 27 (12, 15) 128 (94, 34)

September 30, 2019 (pdf)

   
Mission    Troops   Mil Experts   Staff
officer
Mil
Total
Police Mission
Total
MINUSMA  0  5 (3, 2)  5 (3, 2) 12 (8, 4) 17 (11, 6)
MINUJUSTH  8 (3, 5)   8 (3, 5)
UNMISS  4 (4, 0)  7 (4, 3) 11 (8,3) 11 (8, 3)
MONUSCO  8 (7, 1)  8 (7, 1)   8 (7, 1)
UNTSO  4 (4,0)  4 (4,0)   4 (4, 0)
UNFICYP  1 (0, 1)  1 (0, 1)   1 (0, 1)
Totals  0   8 (8, 0)  21 (14,7) 29 (22, 7) 20 (11, 9) 49 (33, 16)

October 31, 2019

Mission     Totals
   UNMEM  Troops UNPOL MSO Mission
BINUH 0 0 4 (0,4) 0 4 (0,4)
MINUSMA 0 0 12 (8,4) 5 (3,2) 17 (11,6)
MONUSCO 0 0 0 7 (6,1) 7 (6,1)
UNFICYP 0 0 0 1 (0,1) 1 (0,1)
UNMISS 4 (4,0) 0 0 8 (4,4) 12 (8,4)
UNTSO 4 (4,0) 0 0 0 4 (4,0)
Totals 8 (8,0) 0 16 (8,8) 21 (13,8) 45 (29,16)

December 31, 2019

Mission     Totals
  UNMEM  Troops UNPOL MSO Mission
BINUH 0 0 3 (0,3) 0 3 (0,3)
MINUSMA 0 0 16(9,7) 5 (3,2) 21 (12,9)
MONUSCO 0 0 0 8 (8,0) 8 (8,0)
UNFICYP 0 0 0 1 (0,1) 1 (0,1)
UNMISS 4 (4,0) 0 0 7 (4,3) 11 (8,3)
UNTSO 4 (4,0) 0 0 0 4 (4,0)
Totals 8 (8,0) 0 19 (9,10) 21 (16,6) 48 (32,16)

January 31, 2020

Mission Location Contribution type Male Female Total
BINUH  Haiti Police 3 0 3
UNTSO  Middle East Experts 4 0 4
UNMISS  S. Sudan Staff 4 3 7
Experts 3 0 3
UNFICYP  Cyprus Staff 0 1 1
MONUSCO  D.R. Congo Staff 8 0 8
MINUSMA  Mali Police 8 6 14
Staff 3 2 5
33 12 45

February 29, 2020

Mission Location Type M F Tot
BINUH  Haiti Police 3 0 3
MINUSMA  Mali Police 8 6 14
Mil staff 4 1 5
MONUSCO  D.R. Congo Mil staff 8 0 8
UNFICYP  Cyprus Mil staff 0 1 1
UNMISS  S. Sudan Mil staff 4 0 4
Mil experts 4 3 7
UNTSO Middle East Mil experts 4 0 4
Mil 20 9 29
Police 17 0 17
35 11 46


31 March 2020

Mission Location Type Male Female Total
MINUSMA  Mali Police 8 6 14
Mil staff 4 1 5
MONUSCO  D.R. Congo Mil staff 8 0 8
UNFICYP  Cyprus Mil staff 0 1 1
UNMISS  S. Sudan Mil staff 4 0 4
Mil experts 3 4 7
UNTSO Middle East Mil experts 4 0 4
Mil 23 6 29
Police 8 6 14
Totals 31 12 43

Source: United Nations

30 April 2020

Mission Location Type Male Female Total
MINUSMA  Mali Police 6 4 10
Mil staff 4 0 4
MONUSCO  D.R. Congo Mil staff 8 0 8
UNFICYP  Cyprus Mil staff 0 1 1
UNMISS  S. Sudan Mil experts 3 0 3
Mil staff 3 3 6
UNTSO Middle East Mil experts 3 0 3
Mil 21 4 25
Police 6 4 10
Totals 27 8 35

31 May 2020

Mission Location Type Male Female Total
MINUSMA  Mali Police 6 4 10
Mil staff 4 0 4
MONUSCO  D.R. Congo Mil staff 7 0 7
UNFICYP  Cyprus Mil staff 0 1 1
UNMISS  S. Sudan Mil experts 2 0 2
Mil staff 4 3 7
UNTSO Middle East Mil experts 3 0 3
Mil 20 4 24
Police 6 4 10
Totals 26 8 34

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