UN Peacekeeping Defence Ministerial Conference 2017 Held in Canada

Canada hosted the 2017 UN Peacekeeping Defence Ministerial Conference in Vancouver, Canada. 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 the Member States, particularly in areas where the UN faces gaps, such as rapid deployment, helicopters, and francophone units.
News In-a-Line:
UN Peacekeeping Defence Ministerial Conference 2017– in Vancouver, Canada– dedicated to UN Peacekeeping.
Static/Current Takeaway Points Important for IBPS PO Mains 2017 Exam-
  1. Canada Capital- Ottawa, Currency- Canadian dollar, Canada PM- Justin Trudeau.

Source- The United Nations