September 2019 - This promise remains fulfilled in part. While discourses speak to the need for greater contributions by Canada, in the end the smart pledges approach has limited Canada's re-engagement. Canada is back with small pledges.
April 29, 2019 - Costs for Canada's UN Security Council bid keep mounting - CBC
June 14, 2017 - "The initiatives announced today by the Government of Canada through the Peace and Stabilization Operations Program (PSOPs) amount to approximately $22.6 million." - Canada supports promotion of international peace and conflict resolution - Global Affairs Canada
November 15, 2017 - "Canada is promoting the “Smart Pledge” approach when contributing to peace support operations in order to provide the UN with the predictability it needs to more effectively plan its operations and training. “Smart Pledges” encourage better coordination of contributions to peacekeeping missions from partner countries, helping to eliminate critical gaps and ensuring that contributions can be deployed on a rotating basis. We are currently in talks with the UN and potential host countries to identify locations where Canada’s military capabilities can bring the most value to UN peace support operations." - Canadian contributions to United Nations peace support operations - Justin Trudeau, Prime MInsiter of Canada
November 26, 2016 - "The federal cabinet will decide soon where to send Canadian soldiers in Africa, with Mali emerging the most likely prospect for the military peace support operation, the Star has learned. The range of options, prepared by Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan and Global Affairs Minister Stéphane Dion, may be brought to cabinet by as early as Tuesday or the following week, sources said." - Canadian soldiers appear headed to Mali - Toronto Star
September 26, 2016 - "Following a meeting today with María Ángela Holguín Cuéllar, Colombia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Minister Dion announced $21 million in additional Canadian support for peace implementation in Colombia. This builds on the July 2016 announcement by the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, of $57.4 million in development assistance initiatives to help conflict-affected populations. […]Minister Dion also reiterated Canada’s support for the United Nations political mission in Colombia, which will monitor the ceasefire and the demobilization of FARC." Canada announces additional support for peace implementation in Colombia - Press Release
August 26, 2016 - "Canada is devoting an unprecedented $450 million to PSOPs [Peace and Stabilization Operations Program]. The new funding will help better protect civilians, including the most vulnerable groups, such as displaced persons, refugees, women and children. […] Canada is back, and that includes its peace missions. Canada is committed to increasing its support for UN peace operations and supporting its mediation efforts, preventing conflicts and engaging in post-conflict reconstruction."- Canada to support peace operations - Press Release