Canada Needs Strong, Senior Role in UN

On the 50th anniversary of Canadian peacekeeping, the country no longer registers in UN missions, a fact that's being felt worldwide.

Brian Adeba
Published: Wednesday, 05/17/2006 12:00 am EDT

Peacekeeping is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, but the country that founded the practice, Canada, is marking the milestone by shrinking from its contribution to United Nations missions. Canada's absence in the peacekeeping arena is being felt around the world as the technical-know and trust that Canadian forces bring to a mission are now missing, says Jacques Paul Klein, former UN Under-Secretary General and Coordinator of UN operations in Liberia and Bosnia-Herzegovina.

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