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Virtual Tour: UN Peacekeeping

Canadians as Peacekeepers

Canada has assumed a leading role in world peacekeeping efforts from the very conception of the idea in 1956 to the present day. Canadians have taken part in peacekeeping ventures all over the world including the Congo, Yemen, Cyprus, Syria, Yougoslavia, Somalia, Haiti, Rewanda, Ethiopia, Eritrea, East Timor, and Afganistan. When the United Nations Emergency Force was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1988 for its numerous achievements and efforts, Canada’s contribution to world peace was particularly mentioned and recognized.

Over the past six decades since the inception of the United Nations Peacekeeping Program, more than 125 000 Canadians have served in dozens of international peacekeeping missions in more than 35 different countries.

These artifacts belong to Pascal Henry, who served for Canada in the United Nations Peace Corps with the Royal 22nd Regiment. He served in Croatia and later served during the Gulf War.


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