Canada: Launch of Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security

07 October 2010

On 5 October 2010, Lawrence Cannon, Minister of Foreign Affairs, announced Canada’s Action Plan for the Implementation of United Nations Security Council Resolutions (UNSCRs) on Women, Peace and Security. The Plan does not specifically refer to small arms control although disarmament planning and processes are included.

“Our action plan will guide the way Canada develops policy, how we select, train and deploy Canadian personnel, and how we ensure they have the right knowledge and guidance for implementing Canadian policies effectively in the field,” said Minister Cannon. “It will steer Canada’s interventions abroad so they encourage the participation of women and girls, promote their rights and advance their equal access to humanitarian and development assistance.”

For more information on Canada’s Action Plan, please see ‘Building peace and security for all’ online at:

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