The Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) has helped keep the peace in other parts of the world for more than sixty years. Canada sends the CAF in support of United Nations and other countries to restore peace and security in areas of conflict.
The Canadian Joint Operations Command (CJOC) tasks and directs the CAF on peace-support operations in other countries. This is done at the request of the government of Canada.
In its peace-support role, CAF members may:
- supervise the implementation of a peace treaty
- help maintain a safe zone between the ceasefire lines of opposing forces
- promote peace in a region
- investigate ceasefire violations
- supervise, seize or collect weapon and materials that violate a treaty
- help protect civilians from threats of physical violence
- supervise delivery of humanitarian aid
- provide technical and other support to national and local elections
Current CAF peace-support operations around the globe:
- Operation CALUMET in the Sinai Peninsula, North Egypt
- Operation CROCODILE in the Democratic Republic of Congo
- Operation JADE in Lebanon and Israel
- Operation KOBOLD in Kosovo
- Operation PRESENCE in Mali
- Operation PROTEUS in Israel
- Operation SNOWGOOSE in Cyprus
- Operation SOPRANO in South Sudan
Learn about past peace-support operations.
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