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UN Peacekeeping Defence Ministerial Conference, Vancouver, Canada

The Peacekeeping Defence Ministerial Conference will be held at Vancouver, Canada between 14 and 15 November 2017.
Start date: 
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
End date: 
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Event location: 
Vancouver, Canada

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.