Canada will host the 2017 UN Peacekeeping Defence Ministerial (UNPKDM) on November 14-15 in Vancouver, British-Columbia. This conference is the largest gathering of Defence ministers dedicated to UN Peacekeeping. The goals of this conference are:
- to measure the progress made since the 2016 UN Peacekeeping Defence Ministerial;
- to encourage new pledges from Member States, particularly in areas where the UN faces gaps, such as rapid deployment, helicopters and francophone units;
- to advance peacekeeping reform through the efforts of Member States and the UN to improve the UN’s capacity to better plan and perform peacekeeping operations;
- to foster pragmatic and innovative solutions to make peacekeeping operations more effective, by building on the “3Ps” (pledges, planning, performance) with a new focus on partnerships.