Pledges: Made as part of the “Contribution of police and up to 600 military personnel” (2017 Vancouver commitment, “advancing” the London pledge):
Tactical Airlift Support [C130 aircraft]
Aviation Task Force
Quick Reaction Force (QRF) [approx. 200 personnel]
New Police missions being examined [vague]
Status: the aviation task force was deployed for one year in Mali (with the aeromedical staying an extra month). The transport aircraft unit (C-130) is being provided for UN service, based in Entebbe. It started in August 2019, after the agreement was finally signed that month. But the plane is only offered for five days a month, diverting form the NATO mission in Iraq. The plans for the deployment of a QRF for the Golan Heights (UNDOF) is being examined as a possibility. Sixteen police officers are now deployed to the Mali mission.
Conclusion: only a fraction of the pledge has been fulfilled and with the Mali deployment being so short, Canada is letting the UN down.
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