Canadian Association of Veterans in United Nations Peacekeeping

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Canadian Association of Veterans in United Nations Peacekeeping
Abbreviation CAVUNP
Type Association of Veterans
Legal status active
Purpose advocate and public voice, educator and network
Headquarters Ottawa, Ontario
Location
  • 23 chapters in Canada
Region served Canada
Membership 1000 members
Official language English
French
Website Canadian Association of Veterans in United Nations Peacekeeping

The Canadian Association of Veterans in United Nations Peacekeeping (French: l'Association canadiennne des vétérans gardiens de la paix pour les Nations Unies) is a Canadian non-political association of members who have been involved in peacekeeping work for the United Nations.[1] It has more than 1000 members and 23 chapters in Canada.[2]

The association was first planned in January 1986, and permission to officially use the terms "United Nations" and "Canada" were received by 1989.[3]

The association's president is Colonel Donald Stewart Ethell, a member of the Alberta Order of Excellence and former peacekeeper.[4]

The association campaigned to make 9 August "Peacekeeping Day". This was adopted nationally in Canada in June 2008.[5]

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