Global Affairs Canada’s Peace and Stabilization Operations Program (PSOPs) is the Government of Canada’s principal platform for conflict prevention, stabilization and peacebuilding in fragile and conflict-affected states (FCAS).
PSOPs enables Canada to take rapid and coordinated action to prevent and respond to emerging and ongoing instances of violent conflict and state fragility.
- a centre of expertise to support Canadian engagement in FCAS
- the Government of Canada lead on the implementation of the global Women, Peace and Security agenda
- the foreign policy lead for Canada’s participation in peace operations, with a focus on enhanced engagement with the UN
- delivering agile, catalytic and risk-tolerant programming in FCAS
- a platform for the deployment of police and civilian experts to FCAS and relevant international organizations
PSOPs’ core responsibilities are:
- providing policy leadership on peace and stabilization, including strategic coordination of Government of Canada responses to complex political crises
- delivering conflict prevention, stabilization and peacebuilding initiatives through both projects and deployments
PSOPs is also Canada’s centre of expertise to support Canadian engagement in fragile and conflict-affected states. For example, PSOPs provides policy advice to Canadian missions abroad and other government stakeholders seeking technical expertise on issues such as peace processes and security sector reform. To do this, PSOPs provides tools, analytics, lessons-learned and general guidance to support integrated peace-positive engagements.
Additionally, PSOPs works to advance innovative approaches to peace operations. For example, PSOPs:
- engages with the UN on reform and training efforts to make peace operations more effective, including preventing and addressing incidents of sexual exploitation and abuse by peacekeepers
- increases the meaningful participation of women in peace operations by working with the UN and countries that contribute peacekeepers
- strengthens Canadian support for conflict prevention, mediation and peacebuilding efforts
- advances the roles of women and youth in the promotion of peace and security through the implementation of the Elsie Initiative for Women in Peace Operations and the Vancouver Principles on Peacekeeping and the Prevention of the Recruitment and Use of Child Soldiers.
To promote values that Canada considers important for building and sustaining peace, PSOPs provides policy leadership and advocacy at the UN and other multilateral fora, as well as bilaterally.
Global Affairs Canada can only provide funding to legally incorporated entities. For Canadian organizations, your organization must be a legally incorporated entity with a Canada Revenue Agency number.
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